Health Services

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BRFN Health Department

 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.  

Kanawapakwewikamihk Daycare

 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.

 
 Ruby McAdam

Contact:

Ruby McAdam HEALTH DIRECTOR

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden, SK S0J 0S0

Mobile: (306) 468-4995 Office:  (306) 724-4664
Fax:  (306) 724-4555 ruby.mcadam@brfn.ca 

 Denise Bear

Contact:

Molina Thomas DAYCARE MANAGER

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden, SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306) 724-4664
Mobile: (306) 468-4472
Fax: (306) 724-4555 mgthomas@hotmail.com

 

 

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.

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.

 
 
 
 Gloria Rainey

Contact:

Gloria Rainey
NNADAP Worker
gloria.rainey@hotmail.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306)724-4664
Mobile: (306)468-4567
Fax: (306)724-4555
Website Address:
www.brfn.ca/health.htm

 Health director Ruby McAdam

Contact:

Ruby McAdam
Health Director
ruby.mcadam@brfn.ca

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Phone:  (306) 724-4664
Fax:  (306) 724-4555
Website Address:
www.brfn.ca/health.htm

 

 

Medical Transportation Team

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

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.

 
 
 
 Joselyn Joseph

Contact:

Jocelyn Joseph
Medical Transportation Coordinator

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306)724-4664
Mobile: (306)980-4389
Fax: (306)724-4555
Website Address:
www.brfn.ca/health.htm

 Melanie Martel

Contact:

Melanie Martell
Dental Therapist
Mommi.martell04@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306)724-4664
Mobile: (306)930-5300
Fax: (306)724-4555
Website Address:
www.brfn.ca/health.htm

 

 


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.


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.

 
 
 
 Cecilia Dreaver - Community Health Representive

Contact:

Cecilia Dreaver
Community Health Representative

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306)724-4664
Mobile: (306)468-4472
Fax: (306)724-4555

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Contact:

Francine Rabbitskin
Head Start Manager
fran.rabbitskin@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0S0

Office: (306)724-2282
Mobile: (306)468-7340
Fax: (306)724-2285

 

 
 

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

Contact:

Charlene Gardiner KYS LPN
Cmcadam27@hotmail.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160
Debden SK S0J 0SO

Office: (306)724-4664
Mobile: (306)468-4013
Fax: (306)724-4555
Website Address:
www.brfn.ca/health.htm