Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 51

There were 141 new positive results among First Nations people over the past week ending Apr 4, 2021, down from 154 last week. This is the 5th week in a row with decreasing totals. The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 2,957. Consideration of how to avoid the historical pattern of

2021-04-13T09:20:56-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

RNAO Webinar – Connecting Culture, Land and Wellness to Indigenous Youth

The Registered Nurses Association (RNAO) in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Shkaabe Makwa, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA), and the Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC)  invite you to join us on April 20, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar entitled "Connecting

2021-03-31T14:50:02-04:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Newsletter: Special Edition 2021 – Vol. 4

A Year of COVID-19: The Pandemic Journey Message from the Director of Health, Carmen R. Jones Annii, Boozhoo, Sai:go, Waachiyaa, The month of March has been taxing as we have seen cases rise and then settle out. It has been a year of challenges since the announcement of the COVID 19 Pandemic. As we head

2021-03-23T14:06:57-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Call for Membership: First Nations Data Governance Committee

The Chiefs of Ontario is looking for individuals, youth and Elders/First Nation Knowledge Keepers that have knowledge and experience in First Nation health research, research practices, community-based research, experience with the Regional Health Survey (RHS), reviewing and writing research projects, knowledge of First Nation research ethics to sit on the First Nation Data Governance Committee.

2021-03-10T13:12:21-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Career Opportunities, Communications, Health|

Health Newsletter – Special Edition 2021 I Vol.3

Message from COO Health Director, Carmen R. Jones: As we continue to move through the COVID-19 Pandemic the First Nations communities continue to persevere. The Chiefs of Ontario Health Secretariat will continue to provide the most updated information through our Newsletter to First Nation Communities. The information sources are from within COO, other organizations, Provincial

2021-02-22T11:26:50-05:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Newsletter – Special Edition 2021 I Vol.2

Our world has certainly changed since March 2020. You as front line community health workers have been leading the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in each of your First Nations communities. The Chiefs of Ontario Health Secretariat is here to support you in any way possible as we work through all of the uncertainties together.

2021-02-03T14:54:21-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s Statement on the Suspension of Passenger Service on the Ontario Northland Rail

(Toronto, ON, March 31, 2020) – Early today, Ontario Northland suspended passenger service between Cochrane and Moosonee, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald applauds this action, stemming the flow of potential Coronavirus carriers into the Mushkegowuk communities. “I am relieved that Ontario Northland made the decision to suspend the passenger service after hearing the concerns of

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Communications, Health|

Ontario Regional Chief Archibald Supports AFN’s Call for a COVID-19 State of Emergency

“We are facing a serious health crisis…” (Toronto, ON, March 24, 2020) – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald supported the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) motion yesterday which led to the COVID-19 Declaration of a State of Emergency for First Nations across the country. Many First Nations across Canada have already declared a State of

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Environment, Health, Political|Tags: , |

First-of-its-kind report on First Nations and diabetes shows better prevention needed

(November 25, 2019) A new report developed jointly by the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and ICES is a first-of-its-kind, First Nations–specific report on diabetes in Ontario. The report shows that the number of First Nations people living with diabetes is at an all-time high with 14.1 per cent of First Nations people having a diagnosis of diabetes

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Communications, Health|

Request for Proposals: Consultant for First Nations Human Trafficking GTA Safe House Feasibility Study

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS You are invited to submit a proposal for a project by the Chiefs of Ontario to utilize your consultation expertise to a study that identifies all steps and costs, safety, and operational requirements associated with the establishment of a First Nation human trafficking safe house in the Greater Toronto area for women, girls, and children.

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Communications, Health, Social|
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