Community Goals

Expand health related programs & services offered in the community

Invest in health facilities

Improve community safety

Promote nutrition and physical activity.

BRFN Health Posters

A list of posters made by BRFN health

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

Mobile (306) 468-7992 | Office  (306) 724-4664 

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.

CANDACE DREAVER | Daycare Manager


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.

Ronnie Netmaker - NNADAP Worker

E:                                                                             Office  (306) 724-4664                                                                                 Cell: (306) 468-4193

Medical Transportation Team

The Medical Transportation Coordinators assist community members with mobility problems attend their health-related appointments.

Samantha Angus & Judy Lachance - Medical Transportation Coordinators

Office  (306) 724-4664


Assisting the community Health Nurses with Baby Wellness Clinics, prenatal/postnatal classes, home visits and helping parents fill out letters for Canada Revenue Agency.

Cecilia Dreaver & Charlene Lachance - Community Health Representatives

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.

Starla Lachance - KYS LPN

Office: (306) 724-4664
Mobile:(306) 314-7701


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.

Charlotte Lewis, Carla Daniels, & Stephanie Lafond - Homecare Health Nurses

Denise Lachance, Kristen Bear, & Arnold Dreaver – Homecare Health Aides

Office: (306) 724-4664
Mobile: (306) 468-7663                                                                     Mobile #2: (639) 922-7091

Mental Health Therapists

BRFN Mental Health Therapists- Refer clients to NNADAP or Cultural Mental Heath or other programs and service both on and off reserve.

Violet Morin, Corinne Stevens, & Marlene Allen - Mental Health Therapists

Office:  (306) 724-4664


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.


Francine Rabbitskin - Head Start Manager