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CCOH, SLFNHA offer bursary opportunities

The Chiefs Committee on Health, through the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, are proud to support First Nation students from the Sioux Lookout area with a bursary opportunity.

The program offers twenty-eight (28) bursaries of $1,000 each to a First Nations student seeking a career in a health care field.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a health care related program at an accredited post-secondary institution and must also be a band member of one of the 33 First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area. For a list of communities visit:

To apply, Visit the Chiefs Committee on Health page on the SLFNHA website to download the application. The deadline is midnight on March 1, 2015.

The Chiefs Committee on Health provides the bursaries to support and encourage students in their journey to find a career in the health field. 

SLFNHA Winter 2014/2015 Newsletter

The quarterly SLFNHA Newsletter is out and ready to read online. Click here to view/download the Winter 2014/2015 issue.

If you would like a hard-copy mailed to you, please email irene.dube(at) or call (807) 737-1802.

The newsletter is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view PDF files on this page; it is a free download from or

Education options while staying at hostel

In the spring of 2014, a new partnership in education was created between the Keewatin Patricia District School Board, the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.  This partnership has resulted in the creation of the Meno Ya Win K-12 Classroom and Adult Education Partnership.

The classrooms service Meno Ya Win and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority clients, escorts, and their children staying in the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik Hostel; supporting the educational needs for all levels of learners.

Kindergarten (K) to grade 8 students are supported at their grade level through literacy and numeracy assessments by an OCT certified teacher of the Keewatin Patricia District School Board.  K-8 students work with a variety of resources to explore, investigate, play and challenge them within the Ontario Ministry of Education, K-8 curriculum.

High School and Adult learners are supported in their current studies, or guided through an educational pathway to pursue an Ontario Secondary School Diploma; or upgrade current coursework to meet requirements for post-secondary education through the guidance of a Keewatin Patricia District School Board certified teacher.

All instruction at the Meno Ya Win K-12 Classroom and Adult Education Partnership is tailored to support each individual learners needs.

The teachers in this unique classroom are Andrew D. Ross and Jenny Pert-Wesley. They have created a poster for public distribution and ask that community members and leadership distribute and post for all community members to see. 

Click here to view poster.

For more information, please see the contact information below.

Andrew D. Ross, BA, MFA, BEd                            
HS/Adult Education Teacher                                   

Jenny Pert-Wesley, BA, BEd,  MEd
K-8 Teacher

Meno Ya Win Classroom: Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, (807) 737 3030 ext.4304

Facebook: Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Classroom: K-12 and Adult Education


Master's student completes placement at Nodin


Staff at Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services (Nodin CFI) held a small celebration last week for Master’s student Maxine Poulin.

Maxine is a Master’s of Social Work student at Dalhousie University and was doing her placement with Nodin CFI, a department of Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority. She started her placement in early September and finished on November 27.

She is the first Master’s student to be supervised by a staff person within the organization, Walter Lyon. Walter had also completed his Master’s placement at Nodin, but was supervised by a person outside the organization.

Maxine’s convocation will be in April 2015 and SLFNHA wishes her the best for her future.