Health and Primary Care

Culture Based Programs & Services

Indigenous Healthy Kids

The new Healthy Kids Program is an expression of the Urban Indigenous Healthy Living Project for children and youth ages 0-18 years. The Program will focus on providing education on healthy eating and increase physical fitness levels for children, youth, and families through fun and exciting seasonal recreation activities, games, exercise classes and much more.

The program will implement culture based activities to enhance the well-being and traditional knowledge of Urban Indigenous children and their families. Child focused messaging and activities around living commercial tobacco free; living a substance free lifestyle, having a Good Mind, Everyday Good Living; and the promotion and sharing of local culture, traditions and ceremonies that will install a strong sense of identity and self-esteem at an early age will be provided.

Urban Indigenous Healthy Living

This program takes major strides to help community members to increase their physical activity levels and their cardio-vascular health, to become smoke-free, to increase their knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating practices and weight management, and to enhance the leadership ability of our youth.

While the UAHLP will offer great benefits for the community as a whole, it will maintain four key target groups for special programming for Children, Youth, Women, Seniors and Disabled Adults.

N’Mninoeyaa Health Access Centre

A health service program that is funded under the Indigenous Healing & Wellness Strategy, and was developed in partnership with Mamaweswen, The North Shore Tribal Council and The Indian Friendship Centre.

Our Health Centre provides optimum primary health care to ALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (First Nation Status Off Reserve, Non-Status, and Meris & Inuit) and family members. A medical doctor, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietician, and Physiotherapist are available.