The People’s Health Care Act (2019) was enacted to consolidate various health agencies (LHINs, Cancer Care Ontario, and eHealth) into one agency. This legislation also sets out guidance for the creation of Ontario Health Teams (OHT’s) to be a single point of health care contact for patients. In response to these legislative changes, the London District Chiefs Council developed a First Nations Declaration on Health and endorsed the creation of the Health Policy to safeguard First Nation inherent rights during this crucial transformation.
The goal of the First Nation Health Declaration and Policy is to promote relationship building between health care providers and First Nations to collaboratively improve:
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Are you a member of a London District Chiefs Council First Nation?
We are seeking your input about how First Nations access healthcare services and how we can improve First Nations' health outcomes. The survey is for creating a comprehensive First Nations Health Policy where the eight First Nations with membership to the LDCC can work with healthcare providers to co-create equitable and accessible healthcare systems.
Please take less than 10 minutes of your time and help us co-create equitable and accessible healthcare for future generations.
The first 2,000 respondents will receive a $10.00 gift card.
Survey submissions will be accepted until March 31 2024
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Hi, my name is Michaela Nahmabin-Hiltz and I am one of the new Health Policy Implementation Facilitators here at SFNS. I recently received my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from Western University. I was raised on Aamjiwnaang First Nation with by mother, with my brother, and sister. I am a dog mom of two, Odin and Rocket, they are my world. I love being outdoors when I have free time and the weather is nice. I am very passionate about health promotion and believe that all people should have equitable access to healthcare.
Aannii/Boozhoo. My name is Elissa Joseph. I am excited to start working with the Health Policy Team in the role of Health Policy Implementation Facilitator. I have more than 9 years experience working in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, and Lambton County as a PSW. I am a proud member of Aamjiwnaang, currently residing in Kettle and Stony Point. I look forward to this very important work we will be doing and going into the communities to meet with the Health Directors, community members, and healthcare service providers. Miigwetch.
Hi, my name is Alaina Stonefish, and I am from Moraviantown and Walpole Island and will be the new Implementation Facilitator for the Health Policy team. I am looking forward to working with all the local communities for this project. I am currently in school working on my Bachelor of Education Degree and my future aspiration, is to go to law school, once I finish my degree. I am passionate about water protection and education; I enjoy learning from the land and water, and I enjoy creating and crafting. I’m excited to be apart of the Health Policy Team and cant wait to meet with all of the local communities of SFNS!
Boozhoo! Bmose Aapto Nookmis Giizis Kwe n’dizhinikaaz, Deshkan Ziibiing n’doonjibaa. I am Julie MacFarlane and I am from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. I am thrilled to join SFNS as the Education Resource Developer working with the FN Health Policy Implementation Team. I am a licensed healthcare professional with a background in public sector and corporate healthcare spanning 20+ years in Canada and the U.S.; and I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in Education through Queen’s University. I am a free thinker and strong advocate for health equity, human rights and favorable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and our communities. Myself and my three energetic children are very active with sports, travel, laughter and staying young at heart. I spend my free time with Anishinaabemowin language practice, traditional arts, yoga and gardening. Ahaaw!