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 Posters

A list of posters made by BRFN health

Rapid Test Tutorial

Rapid test kits are currently being delivered house to house in our community for instructions on how to do the self test click on the button below.

Health Services

UPDATE: If anyone had attended the funeral on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, get yourself immediately tested. There have been reports of positive COVID-19 cases arising from attending. The tutorial to test yourself is just above this message.

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
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.

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.

Vacant - NNADAP Worker

Office  (306) 724-4664

Cell: (306) 479-7105

Medical Transportation Team

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

Samantha Angus, Judy Lachance, Alison Lachance- Medical Transportation Coordinators

Office  (306) 724-4664

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, tamara bradfield- 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.

Charlene Gardiner - KYS LPN

E: charlene.gardiner@brfn.ca
Office: (306) 724-4664
Mobile:(306) 468-4013

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.

Homecare nurses: CARLA DANIELS, STEPHANIE LAFOND AND CHARLOTTE LEWIS

 

HOMECARE Health aides: denise Lachance & Kristen Bear

HOMECARE Health aides:

 

Office: 306-724-4664
Mobile:306-468-7663

Mobile #2: 639-922-7091

Mental Health Therapist

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

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS- VIOLET MORIN, CORINNE STEVENS, MARLENE ALLEN

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.

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Francine Rabbitskin - Head Start Manager