KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION, ON, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to improve their health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulates Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the grand opening of their new health centre.
The Saggius Sainnawap Memorial Health Centre will improve access to quality primary health care in the community and will support a range of services and programs related to public health and dental care, including children's oral health.
The health centre includes additional office space that will improve delivery of programs and services such as mental health initiatives.
Indigenous Services Canada provided an investment of $18.5 million through the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch Social Infrastructure Funding for the project.
"Congratulations to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the grand opening of your new health centre. The Government of Canada remains committed to improving access to health services in First Nation communities by investing in health infrastructure. This new facility will improve the quality of health services to achieve better health outcomes and support the well-being of families."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services
"The grand opening of this health centre is an important milestone for our community in improving access to health care. This facility will provide a safe and functional space to serve our community members, staff and other health professionals. We are excited to provide quality services within our community."
Chief Donald Ian Morris
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
"This health centre will play a key role in ensuring that community members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation have significantly improved access to necessary health services, like mental health services and programming for children. Healthy families are happy families, so this is a great achievement for the whole community."
Hon. Bob Nault, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament, Kenora Riding
- Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation is an Ojibway/Cree community located approximately 400 km northeast of Sioux Lookout and is accessible by air year round or seasonal winter road, with a population of approximately 960 on-reserve.
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SOURCE Indigenous Services Canada
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