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Health Team

Established in the District of Temiskaming in 2018, the mandate of the Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team is to promote holistic health, prevent ill health, treat illness, and support our communities on their journeys through these realities.

We do this by providing services that equally draw from both traditional healing and land-based activities as well as Western medicine and clinic-based activities, all done in active cooperation with our partners.

Mino M’shki-ki module of care emphasizes the importance of nurturing the mind, body and spirit through the provision of a full medical clinic, mental wellness and addictions services, community and cultural programs, and community outreach.

Mino M’shki-ki also runs the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) which supports pregnancy planning, women who are pregnant and new moms and dads. The program offers cooking sessions as well as information about nutrition, breastfeeding and labour and delivery. It also includes home visits and explores birthing and parenting from an Indigenous perspective. The goals of the CPNP are to improve maternal infant health, increase the rates of healthy birth weights, and to promote and support breastfeeding. The program also aims to promote the creation of partnerships within communities, strengthen community capacity, and to increase support for vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers.

The Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team:

  • Provides accessible, person-oriented and family-focused, seamless health services to all people of Indigenous ancestry and their families in the District of Temiskaming
  • Acts on guidance from the Elders Council, valuing Traditional Knowledge and cultural practices that promote health across the life cycle
  • Collaborates with local First Nations and Métis Indigenous organizations and mainstream partners to live the journey of reconciliation.

If you or someone you know would benefit from Mino M’shki-ki health services please contact:

Susan Alton
Health Director, NL & KL
Phone: 705-647-7855 Fax: 1-833-734-7361 (confidential, medical) Fax: 705-647-0133 (General, Office)

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