Health

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 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, ext. 227
marlene.morin@brfn.ca

 

sHYANNE rABBITSKIN - rECEPTIONIST

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

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.

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

Samantha: 639-922-7087
Judy: 306-479-7153

COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES

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 & Roberta Lachance - Community Health Representatives

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 RN

E: starla.lachance@brfn.ca
Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 239
Mobile: 306-980-5474

Vanessa Moline - KYS LPN

Kara Sanderson - KYS

E: kara.sanderson@brfn.ca
Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 239

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.

Carla Daniels – Homecare Nurse Supervisor

Cell: 306-930-8683
Confidential Fax: 306-724-4643

Charlotte Lewis & Stephanie Lafond – Homecare Health Nurses

Charlotte: 306-468-7663
Stephanie: 306-479-7464

Denise Lachance, Kristen Bear, Delores Rabbitskin, Rose Smallboy & Arnold Dreaver – Home Health Aides

Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 225

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, Cindy Clarke & Marlene Allen - Mental Health Therapists

Violet: 639-922-7082
Corinne: 639-922-7055
Cindy: 639-922-7772
Marlene: 306-981-6841

 

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