Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Lake of the Woods District Hospital has activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Kenora

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with COVID-19 over the past week. The facility currently has four people...

COVID-19 Indigenous Vaccine Rollout Update

Vaccine rollout to First Nations elder care homes  Despite the reduced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine due to shipment delays, the delivery and...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for...

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Program

The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Program overall goal is to improve the health status of First Nation individuals, families and community through actions aimed at reducing prevalence and incidence of diabetes and its risk factors as followed:

  • Increase awareness of diabetes, risk factors, complications and strategies to prevent diabetes and diabetes complications.
  • Increase practice of healthy eating and active living behaviors among First Nation people.
  • Increase early detection of diabetes cases in First Nation communities
  • Improve the practice of diabetes self-management among First Nation communities.
  • Increase physical activity and knowledge of healthy eating in First Nation community.
  • Provide workshops, presentations, hands-on-training in regards to culture activities and traditions.
  • Establish on-going networking with outside services providers and create linkages with community programs.

Community Health Representative:

The goal of all community health promotion and injury/illness prevention activities are to promote healthy life choices using a community development and population health framework.

  • Offer a broad range of community-based activities that enhance health and well-being of community members,
  • Focus on health promotion and injury/ illness prevention and include such programs as maternal and infant health, child health, school health, adolescent health. Adult health and elder health.

To ensure that the services in community health include:

  • Maternal- Infant Health- prenatal clinics, prenatal classes, postnatal visits, postnatal classes, family planning and breastfeeding.
  • Child Health- child clinic, injury prevention education, developmental assessments, daycare education, nutrition guidance, and parenting classes.
  • School Health- vision, hearing and growth screening activities, educational sessions and health resources to teachers.
  • Adolescent Health- educational sessions on sexual health, prevention programs on alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
  • Adult Health- screening and prevention of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and health education in life choice activities.
  • Elder Health- screening for safety hazards and prevention of injuries, wellness screening and promotion of social opportunities.

Wayne Cobiness- Medical Transportation

Medical transportation is a health benefit to provide transportation to the nearest appropriate facility by medical van.

  • Must be a registered band member ( regardless of their band affiliation)

Health Services that can be accessed to the nearest appropriate facilities as followed:

  • Physician
  • Hospital
  • Diagnostic/ X-ray
  • Optometrist
  • Alcohol/ Drug Treatment
  • Pick-up and drop- off –Kenora greyhound
  • Dentist

The following types of services will not be provided by medical transportation:

  • Travel outside of Canada
  • Ambulance services
  • Services that occurred outside of band operations
  • Medical Transportation benefits for clients requiring dialysis, chemotherapy, methadone ingestion and radiation treatment will be prior approved through NIHB Medical Transportation Framework.

Home & Community Care Program, Community Coordinator

(Supervises 3 staff – 2- home support workers & 1- homemaker)

Provide access to quality home and community care services and support to First Nation members residing in First Nation communities to meet the community needs identified in the needs assessment that includes the following essential service elements:

  • Structured client assessment
  • Care coordination/case management
  • Home care nursing services
  • Home support services, personal care services and home management
  • In-home respite care
  • Access to medical supplies and equipment
  • Client records system maintained including initial assessments and periodic reassessments and on-going care plans and client documents
  • Management and support(including professional supervision/ consultation)
  • Linkages established with other health care and social service sectors
  • Provide services within a delivery model that supports integration  with other community-based health and social services and linkages with other health care sectors as per approved service delivery plan
  • Manage and monitor quality, liability and risk issues and ensure program delivery is supported by appropriate standards, policies and procedures
  • Build capacity through ongoing training , coaching and mentoring
  • Ensure that the providers of health care services are trained and recognized providers working within the limits of their training and acquired skill set
  • Implement standards and quality improvement measures.