Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

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...

Ontario to add 13 additional Health Teams across the province

The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams across the province to provide better, connected care to patients....

Kenora Hospital COVID-19 Response Update

While there are currently no admitted positive COVID-19 cases in our Hospital, there has been an increase in positive cases in our community. It is understandable that...

Niisaachewan Community COVID-19 Updates – October 2, 2020

The community gate will be open 7 days a week MONDAY – SUNDAY from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Band members and Non band members are welcome to visit their family. Please...

Urgent COVID-19 Notice

There has been one (1) positive case of the COVID-19 virus confirmed in Washagamis Bay as of October 1, 2020.  There have been news...

Aboriginal Healthy Babies / Healthy Children Program

The AHBHC Program is a prevention/ Intervention plan for Aboriginal families with children with a primary focus on children up to 6 years of age.  The program is to assist with preparation of parenting, prenatal, post natal care and early childhood development.

The AHBHC program is to be delivered through the following primary components:

  • Home visits: intake and information gathering, identifying family strengths, development of family support plan and provide post-natal contact within 72 hours.
  • Family Support Assessments:  On-going review of progress and support through family support plan, identify additional support, referrals to other support services.
  • Service Coordination: Connecting or linking families to programs and services, attendance at consultation with nurse, elders, midwives, social services and case management and conferencing.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development has inclusive programs with set goals & objectives as followed:

Aboriginal Head Start-on reserve:

  • Provide early interventions in the lives of community children and families living on-reserve.
  • Encourage and support the well-being of children, individuals and families through community interaction and approaches
  • Support projects containing the six program components: promotion and protection of First Nations cultures and languages, nutrition, education, health, promotion, social support program s and parental and family involvement.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program

  • To reduce FASD births
  • To help make life better for children who have FASD and their families
  • To detect early identification, assessment and diagnosis for children
  • To increase professional training for frontline workers.

Maternal Child Health Program

  • To improve health outcomes for pregnant First Nation women and families with infants and young children up to 6 years of age, who live on-reserve, by implementing a comprehensive Maternal Child Health Program
  • Increase participation of father involvement of Maternal Child Health Programming.
  • Increase elder involvement by supporting pregnant women and families with infants and young children.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The goal of the Canada Prenatal Nutritional Program (CPNP) is to improve maternal and infant nutritional health by providing a greater depth of service to women earlier in their pregnancy and for a longer duration postpartum with a particular focus on those at high risk.

Program Objectives:

  1. Improve the adequacy of the nutrition of prenatal and breast feeding of First Nation women living in the communities.
  2. Increase access to nutrition information, services and resources to eligible First Nation women living in community- particularly those at high risk
  3. Increase breast feeding initiation and duration rates.
  4. Increase knowledge and skill building opportunities for those involved in this program.
  5. Increase the number of infants fed age-appropriate foods in the first twelve months.

Program Elements:  

  1. Maternal nourishment
  2. Nutrition screening, counseling, education
  3. Breast feeding promotion, education, support
  4. Support access to the program
  5. Support activities that are linked to healthy birth outcomes.