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Canadian Centre for Accreditation Approves SOAHAC Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre is proud to be accredited through the Building Healthier Organizations program which is a third-party review tailored to community-based organizations based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.
For more information about CCA's accreditation program please visit the Canadian Centre for Accreditation website.
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Seeking Participants for Study Aimed at Creating Supportive Professional Environments for Aboriginal Nurses in Ontario
Are you a nurse or nursing student of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage in Ontario? Are you a School of Nursing faculty member who has taught Aboriginal students in Ontario? Researchers conducting the Developing Supportive Work and Educational Environments for Aboriginal Nurses study would like to hear from you!
Aboriginal people are underrepresented in the nursing profession and the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research is exploring ways to change this. Researchers are investigating how to attract and retain Aboriginal nurses in Ontario, while exploring how to foster school and workplace environments that are welcoming and respectful of Aboriginal worldviews.
The objectives of the study are to:
(a) explore what Aboriginal students and nurses in Ontario believe are essential to make school and work places where they feel welcome and their cultural interpretations are acknowledged;
(b) explore what schools of nursing administrators/educators and employers of nurses in Ontario believe are necessary to create culturally safe learning or work environments for Aboriginal people;
(c) circulate the study results to decision-makers. The results of the study will inform educators and employers about how to create and sustain supportive environments for Aboriginal students and nurses. Ultimately, Aboriginal clients will benefit from having more nurses who share some of their life experiences and worldviews.
To participate, or for more information about the study, please contact Shevaun Nadin, Project Researcher, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, by calling collect (807) 766-7288, or emailing email@example.com.
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SOUTHWEST ONTARIO ABORIGINAL HEALTH ACCESS CENTRE HAS MOVED.
We are pleased to announce that our clinic has moved
322 Chippewa Road, Chippewa Health Centre
TO: The Corner of Anishinaabeg Drive and Melbourne Road.
Any questions or concerns please call our office at 519-289-0352
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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE SURVEY
Caregivers, Front line workers, Social Agencies, Health Care, Education, and Justice Workers
Invitation to Participate in an Online Survey
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre has partnered with the Thames Valley District School Board to conduct a Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Southwestern Ontario. The hope is to get as much information as possible from any agency that may be servicing those who have been affected by an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). We hope that you can use this link to complete a very important survey which will help our consultant with the final report. Southwest Ontario has very little diagnostic services and we hope to strike a Multi-Disciplinary team in the future and findings from this survey will help provide important information to substantiate this much needed service.
1) Service Provider Questionnaire - Click here to take survey
2) Organizational Questionnaire - Click here to take survey
3) Caregiver Questionnaire - Click here to take survey
.....Thank you. We appreciate your feedback
NEW 1-800 LINE ESTABLISHED FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Information and referral services will be provided to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, both on and off reserve, who are living with a disability in Canada about any benefits or government services that may be available to them. The BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) has been awarded a contract for a pilot project that will enable Aboriginal people from across Canada to phone a 1-800 line for Advocacy and Referral Services. Mike Touchie, president of BCANDS welcomes the challenge. He states, "This new initiative will allow all disabled Aboriginal people with disabilities from across Canada an avenue to meet their needs. We have many of our People who have nowhere to turn in times of crisis." Jim Franklin, BCANDS Information and Referral 1-800 Operator, provides information and makes referrals with respect to accessing health services, medical equipment, employment, and general information on disabilities and other health related issues. The new Advocacy and Referral Service toll free number is: 1-888-381-7303, TTY Accessible.