Health Authority

"Striving for Excellence in Health Care for our First Nation Communities"

The Shibogama Health Authority's primary function is to deliver health programs on behalf of the Shibogama Health Council, and to assist with community development that will see the First Nations assume and administer health related projects that are currently the responsibility of the Shibogama Health Authority. Each community has now taken control of their own nursing programs and nursing travel arrangements, while Shibogama Health Authority is available to them for consultation and advisory services, as well as providing assistance with recruitment.

The Health Director supervises the Shibogama Health Authority (SHA) staff, administers the various health projects and works with the community Health Directors on health transfer activities. The Health Director represents SHA and Shibogama First Nations Council communities on key local and PTO level committees, and provides for an active liaison with other local first Nation health organizations. The Director takes a leadership role on pending health care issues.

Transfer Agreements

 

Health Centres

 

Health Programs

 

Nursing Program

 

Support Services

 

Health Authority Staff

Shibogama Main Office - 807.737.2662
Director - Allan Brown Ext. 2236
Nursing Director - Opal Smith Ext. 2260
Payahtakenemowin Clinical Coordinator - Howard Meshake Ext. 2259
Clinical Supervisor - Mary-Ellen Johnson Ext. 2227


 

News Feed

NAN Youth Delegation

Young people from Wapekeka and Kingfisher Lake travelled down to participate in the NAN Youth Delegation.  They will discuss issues they face and share them with Prime Minister Trudeau.  Chief Annemarie Beardy, Wawakapewin FN, Councillor Henry Roundsky, Wapekeka FN and several Shibogama folks joined them for dinner on June 13th, and are captured here, smiling with INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett for the camera.

The Creator's Gift to Mothers

It is our pleasure to let you know about a new whiteboard animation video Shibogama First Nations Council has just completed in partnership with Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. The video, called The Creator’s Gift to Mothers, was developed to encourage young women and families in our communities to breastfeed their babies. It provides information about the benefits of nourishing our children as our kokums did. We felt it was important to spread this information since the rates of breastfeeding among First Nations women is declining.

Payahtakenemowin

Payahtakenemowin, meaning "peace of mind" is the network of the three resource teams in the communities of Kingfisher Lake, Wapekeka, and Wunnumin Lake.

Led by a Resource Team Coordinator, each team consists of a worker specializing in the following areas:

Our Program

The Shibogama Health Authority's primary function is to deliver health programs on behalf of the Shibogama Health Council, and to assist with community development that will see the First Nations assume and administer health related projects that are currently the responsibility of the Shibogama Health Authority. Each community has now taken control of their own nursing programs and nursing travel arrangements, while Shibogama Health Authority is available to them for consultation and advisory services, as well as providing assistance with recruitment.

Health Authority

"Striving For Excellence in Health Care For Our First Nation Communities"

Nurse with client 

Nursing Program

Challenge your knowledge, your skills, your ideas, and your heart. Come North...

Challenge your knowledge and skills...

by performing in an expanded nursing role with a diverse, teaching-oriented and supportive health team.

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