Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 84

Key messages for this week on COVID-19: The number of new positive results increased by 36% to 151.  This is higher than the peak of the 4th wave and is the 5th increase (ie peak? wave?) since the pandemic began.  Of note, the increase across Ontario is not as dramatic as that seen among First

2021-11-29T13:43:18-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Chiefs of Ontario Calls for Action to Address Rise of Opioid-Related Deaths among First Nations in Ontario

(Toronto, ON – November 26, 2021) Today, Chiefs of Ontario, in collaboration with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, released two reports entitled “Opioid Use, Related Harms, and Access to Treatment among First Nations in Ontario” and “Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid-related poisoning among First Nations in Ontario”. These reports highlight the increase

2021-11-26T11:41:05-05:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare offers condolences on the passing of Getzit Gordon Waindubence

(M'Chigeeng First Nation, ON - November 25, 2021) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Getzit Gordon Waindubence, who made his journey to the spirit world on November 24, 2021. “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we say baamaa pii

2021-11-25T09:48:36-05:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: Communications|

COMMUNIQUÉ – Ending of Ontario Optometrist Job Action – Resuming Eye Care Services

On Sunday, November 22, 2021, Minister of Health Christine Elliot announced that the province and the Ontario Association of Optometrists will resume negotiations on OHIP Optometrist fees. As a result of this agreement to resume negotiations, the Ontario Association of Optometrists advised the province that any OHIP eye care services that were impacted by the

2021-11-29T13:56:05-05:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare’s Statement on Speech from the Throne

(Toronto, ON - November 24, 2021) On November 23, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne titled, Building a Resilient Economy: A Cleaner & Healthier Future for Our Kids, opening the second session of the 44th Parliament of Canada. “On behalf of the Chiefs

2021-11-24T13:29:44-05:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Political|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 83

Key messages: Vaccination At least 67% of First Nations people 12 years or older have received 2 or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov 8, 2021. Vaccination rates are highest in the Central area but increasing everywhere, particularly in North East. Rates within First Nations communities are now similar to those outside communities.

2021-11-23T11:24:57-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program

The Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program is a new contribution program that supports Indigenous communities in re-establishing and revitalizing cultural spaces. The program offers opportunities for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals to access culture and language, and strengthen identities. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for the construction or revitalization of spaces

2021-11-19T09:27:12-05:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Communications|

Community Liaison Coordinator: First Nations Research and Data Management

We invite you to explore this opportunity to build on your relationships with members of First Nations communities to ensure First Nations research is done with deep respect for and involvement of First Nations.  Your role will be to support and encourage community members to take part in First Nations research and data management efforts

2021-11-18T15:14:12-05:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Media Advisory – Chiefs of Ontario to Host Special Chiefs Assembly

(Toronto, Ontario, November 15, 2021) — On November 16-17, 2021, the Chiefs of Ontario will host their bi-annual Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) with various First Nations leadership, technicians and government officials in attendance. This two-day conference will be an opportunity for Chiefs-in-Assembly to come together to set a renewed strategic direction for the upcoming year,

2021-11-15T14:52:50-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Communications|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Pays Tribute to Veterans on Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

(Toronto, Ontario - November 8, 2021) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement in recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day and upcoming Remembrance Day by paying tribute to the many First Nations veterans and those currently serving across the globe: “On November 8th, Indigenous Veterans Day, we remember and commemorate the sacrifices and contributions

2021-11-08T12:00:38-05:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Political|
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