Public Health

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Our Vision
Creating a Healthy Community which takes into consideration physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being

Our Mission
Maintain and improve a self-reliant and healthy Community through education, prevention, counseling, health promotion, and providing support in the case of a Public Health emergency, and natural or man-made disasters
Public Health
Public Health Administration
Responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Public Health Department by overseeing all health-related programs and initiatives, to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community, and to prevent health issues. Also responsible for the planning, public health inspections, surveillance of food warnings, request special funding and submission of required reporting, organizing, directing, and evaluating Public Health Services being delivered to the community and contribution to the update of the Community emergency measures plan and be an active member of the EOC.

Public HealthCounselling & Healing Office
The healing office is responsible for Cree way of Life healing practices, counselling programs and services, education on spiritual cree values and knowledge, and the establishment of Cree Herbal Traditional Medicine Program. Our team provides:
 - weekly sweat lodge ceremonies
 - moon lodge ceremoniesPublic Health
 - annual bear dance
 - traditional healing therapies
 - shaking tent ceremonies
 - monthly meetings with the
   community advisory healing group
 - annual Sundance
 - life consultations services
 - fasting ceremonies
 - counselling and healing weeks
 - traditional herbal medicine program
 - Cree traditional healing education
 - upon requests; naming or smudging ceremony

First Responders Office
The First Responders Office is responsible in identifying and minimizing the health risks ensuring the Community is prepared and ready to respond to Public Health Disasters or Town Emergencies. Some First Responder teams also assist the Search & Rescue teams when first-aid is needed and assist with the Mobile Command Post. The First Responders operate the Community first-aid unit. Our teams provide:
 - first aid trainings
 - operational Wilderness First Response team
 - water rescue first aid team and recovery
 - sonar services
 - high angle rescue
 - First Responders in town emergencies/disasters
 - mass casualty management
 - mobile command post first aid teamFR
 - First Responders trainings & scenarios
 - assist with town evacuations
 - assist with airport emergencies
 - post trauma debriefing
 - first aid services for Community events
 - monthly meetings for First Responders
 - educate community how to prepare for emergencies
 - assist local Cree Health Board ambulance, if needed

KidsCommunity Health Programs Office
The Community Health Programs Office is responsible for coordinating the Community-based health programs of Health Canada. Brighter futures & Building healthy community, they also coordinate the community head start program. They educate the public on topics, such as the importance of healthy lifestyle and develop opportunities to increase well-being for the Community children, youth, and their parents. Our weekly schedule includes:
 - 'Moms-Time-Out' services
 - Head Start after school programKids
 - after school Brighter futures program
 - after school Teens Wellness program
   (affiliated with the Junior Canadian Rangers)
 - Head Start Home program for the parents
 - Secret Sisters
 - meetings with parents advisory group
 - first-aid training for the children & teens
 - babysitting trainingKids
 - special events and an annual Wellness Summer Day Camp


Director's Note
With a team of caring people, we encourage a healthier lifestyle through promotions, prevention, and Community health activities that strengthen pride, respect and responsibilities of self, family, and Community as Eeyouch of Eastmain.

Public Health Director; VACANT [ext. 222]

Staff at the Public Health Office...

Alfred Gilpin [ext. 228]
Counselling & Healing Assistant

Andrea Mamianskum [ext. 224]
Community Health Program Coordinator

Katherine Tomatuk [ext. 229]
Community Health Program Educator

Amy Williams [ext. 229]
Community Health Program Educator

Staff at the First Responder Station...

Jonathan Cheezo [ext. 226]
Chief First Responder

Colin Shanush [ext. 227]
First Responder Coordinator

Our Facilities:

Wellness Centre
Public Health Office, 3 Nemao Street
Phone 819-977-2000/2001
Fax 819-977-2088

First Responders Station
First Responders Station, Mewaben Road
Phone: 819-977-2000/2001
Fax: 819-977-2022


Head Start Pamphlet   Brighter Futures Pamphlet   Teens Wellness Pamphlet   Sundance Pamphlet

First Responders Pamphlet                                                    Sundance List


Media Gallery
These are youtube video links...

Photos: G. Legrady Photos of Eastmain 1973

Smart Cities Challenge

Smart Cities Challenge 2018

Eastmain Net-Zero Energy Project
WATCH VIDEO HERE (on dropbox)