Health

Community Goals

Expand health related programs & services offered in the community

Invest in health facilities

Improve community safety

Promote nutrition and physical activity.

Prenatal Clients

Number of Daily Health Clinic Visits

Newborns in the Community

Number of Diabetics

Health Services

BRFN Health Department

BRFN Health Centre is staffed with a team that consists of several different departments to provide healthcare services to people within the community. NNADAP, Medical Transportation, Homecare, Dental Therapy, CHR, MCH, Prenatal/Postnatal, KYS, ADI, Headstart and Daycare.  

Marlene Morin - Health Director

Cell (306) 468-7992 | Office  (306) 724-4664
marlene.morin@brfn.ca 

Kanawapakwewikamihk Daycare

BRFN Daycare offers a variety of activities to enhance the cultural, spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual development of toddlers and preschoolers. The daycare also provides readiness programs to prep the children for grade school.

NNADAP

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) community‐based program provides prevention, intervention and aftercare and follow‐up services for BRFN community members. Prevention strategies conducted by the program provide culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness about addictions. As a result, individuals, families, and communities learn and recognize high risk behaviours that can often lead to addictions.

Hazel Angus - NNADAP Worker

Office  (306) 724-4664

Medical Transportation Team

Medical transportation team assists community members with mobility problems attend their health-related appointments.

Cecilia Smallboy - Medical Transportation Coordinator

Office  (306) 724-4664

Community Health Representative (CHR)

CHR’s are responsible for the health promotion, and health education for BRFN community members. The Health Care Team is also responsible for liaising between patients, families, and the health care providers to ensure patients and families understand their conditions and treatment.

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Cecilia Dreaver - Community Health Representative

Office  (306) 724-4664

Know Your Status (KYS)

Piloted by Health Canada, Big River First Nation (BRFN), has been running a successful HIV screening program called Know Your Status (KYS) since 2011. The combined effort of leadership, its’ Elders and healthcare workers created the program, which provides HIV prevention and testing services to BRFN community members in a culturally appropriate manner.

Charlene Gardiner - KYS LPN

Molina Thomas | Daycare Manager

Homecare

A cost-effective alternative to institutional care, BRFN community members are provided the help they need in the comfort of familiar surroundings.  Whether patients are recovering from accident or illness, Homecare workers provide a variety of services to ensure the health and well-being of patients.

Dental Therapy

BRFN Dental therapists, primary oral health care workers perform dental treatment, preventive services, and oral health care promotion programs to maintain and improve the health of BRFN community members.

Melanie Martell - Dental Therapist

Head Start Program

BRFN Head Start program located at Mistahi Sipiy Elementary School provides school readiness services to over 20 children.  The Head Start program provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy.

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Francine Rabbitskin - Head Start Manager