The band has an excellent working relationship within its administration programs and services personnel. Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is also recognized by outside government ministries and organizations in regards to community progression and management capabilities.

The band’s objective is to provide a better living environment for the community. The band is fully committed to the protection of the environment and addresses all environmental issues prior to commencement of any projects.

Place-of-Healing

“Place of Healing”

Naandwegamik Health Centre

Vision

To provide quality, holistic community based services that meet community, family and individual needs by addressing issues through a team effort that promotes and respects community, family and individual responsibility for health through both traditional and western methods,

Contact the Health Centre: 13 Hill Street, RR #1, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0 | Phone: 705‑368‑3171 | Fax: 705‑368‑0293

In September 2000 the health centre and a garage was constructed. This facility is wheelchair accessible, it is equipped with two treatment rooms, offices, storage rooms and a counselling/ observation room and a conference room with a kitchen. Visiting medical personnel such as physicians and nurse practitioners come in to help community members with basic blood tests, diabetes checks or other non-life threatening illnesses whether it be physical or mental. For the off-reserve medical appointments and for those who do not have access to a vehicle the medical driver uses the van to take them to and from their appointments.

Health Centre Staff/Services

Community Health Representative (vacant)

corbierep@aokfn.com

Cinderella Trudeau, Community Support Worker

trudeauc@aokfn.com

Jo-Anne Thibodeau Audette, Family Well-Being Worker

jaudette@aokfn.com

Jenny McGraw, Youth Alcohol & Drug Worker

mcgrawj@aokfn.com

Fran McGraw, Referral Clerk/Medical Transportation

mcgrawf@aokfn.com

Debbie Madahbee, Health Services Support Worker

madahbeed@aokfn.com

Programs

Community Health Representative Program

The Community Health Representative/program provides education, health promotion, health liaison, basic referrals and also acts as a community health developer. The program also works in conjunction with local health care providers in the delivery of services. Services include: Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Maternal/Child Health, Diabetes Program and Hypertension Management Program.

Community Support Worker Program

Community Support Worker Program provides services to families and children that focus on prevention, support and education for wellness. The intent of this program is to influence a positive change and help in promoting self-reliance and family unity. Some services include parenting programs, children’s after-school programs. Support and referrals, also referrals to local food bank for those families in serious need.

Medical Transportation / Referral Clerk

The Referral Clerk assists on-reserve clients with local and distant medical trips with regards to transportation, accommodations and financial assistance. Directs clients to the appropriate service providers when accessing health services such as the Northern Health Travel Grant Program.