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.  

Carla Daniels - Health Director

Cell: 306-930-8683 | Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 227



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.

Mildred Naytowhow - NNADAP Worker

Medical Transportation Team

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

judy lachance & Shelley whitefish - Medical Transportation Coordinators

Judy: 306-479-7153

Confidential Fax: 306-724-2399


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 & Tamara Bradfield - 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

Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 239
Mobile: 306-980-5474

Vanessa Moline - KYS LPN

Kara Sanderson - KYS RN

Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 239
Mobile: 639-922-7078


A cost-effective alternative to homecare clients, 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 & 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.

Corinne Stevens - Mental Health Therapists

Corinne: 639-922-7055



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

Office: 306-724-2021
Mobile: 306-468-7340