Read the December 2023 issue of Mithomahcihowin – NCN Family & Community Wellness Centre’s bi-monthly health and wellness news update.
High Spirits at the FCWC AGM
Almost 300 NCN Citizens attended the FCWC’s annual general meeting on November 15 at the Norman Linklater Memorial Multiplex.
They learned about the highlights and challenges of FCWC departments and programs over the last year as they help Citizens to live their best lives.
After an opening prayer, FCWC CEO Felix Walker welcomed everyone to the event.
“It is remarkable to realize that we provide compassionate care from the cradle to the grave, from our enthusiastic childcare programs to our empathetic end-of-life care. Of course, physical needs are a priority, but minds and spirits are tended too as well,” he said. “When we consider the Land Base program, and the culture camps so many of our programs provide, we can be proud in knowing that we are reclaiming our traditional teachings and our inherited wisdom to deliver holistic health to all Citizens.
When they are whole, they can determine their own futures. In turn, they can play their part in ensuring our community’s wellness.”
After presentations that outlined each department’s work over the year, everyone sat down to a delicious meal.
There were swag bags and door prizes, including four Jets tickets, for attendees, and a great night was had by all.
Discussing the event on social media, Jackie Walker said, “I especially like how we have so many of our own people working in all positions within the Wellness Centre. So proud of our accomplishments!”
Highlights and Challenges:
- Rediscovery of Families held three family camps at maximum capacity.
- Family Enhancement provided prevention services to 761 families.
- Public Health is dealing with overdue immunizations and vaccine hesitancy due to the pandemic.
- STBBIs such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are on the rise in NCN.
- More than 300 people attended Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program sessions on topics like nourishment and postpartum care.
- Alcohol use during pregnancy, gestational diabetes and teen birth rates continue to be common.
- Diabetes is a health factor in NCN. It’s difficult to make healthy lifestyle changes without family support, and many don’t have access to healthy foods.
- A toolkit has been created for young adults transitioning out of care to ensure they’ll have the resources they need for success.
- Many programs have staff openings. Follow us on Facebook for employment opportunities!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- PERSONAL JOURNEY: Citizen Profile: Shirleena Spence Tait
- FAMILY SUPPORT: Balancing Holiday Cheers with Wise Choices
- COMMUNITY HEALTH: If You’re Struggling, Call or Text 988
- Gifts That Keep Giving
- Balancing Holiday Cheers with Wise Choices: A Friendly Guide for Our Community
- Another Successful Powwow Event
- Winnipeg Sub-Office Cultural Orientation
- Into the Magic with Disney on Ice
- Know Your STBBIs!
- Men’s Wellness Group
- No Pain No Gain?
- Learning Self-Care Through Sakihisow
- Remembering Missing and Murdered Loved Ones
- How To Have A Happy New Year
- Celebrating Without Substances
- Introducing the Centralized Response Team
- Your Path to Wellness: Public Health
- Guide to Human Resources (HR)