Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation (KAF)
Our KAF family extends deepest condolences to our Burns family from James Smith Cree Nation and those affected. There are no words that express the sorrow being experienced. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Indigenous Health Strategic Planning 2022
- Location Edmonton, Alberta
- Date June 2022 (TBD)
Indigenous Health Strategic Planning (2022 - 2027) Indigenous stakeholders are invited to participate in an initial planning discussion for the Indigenous Health Strategic Plan (2022-2027) for Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation STBBI and related health issues. This is an introduction to elements we will consider in our Indigenous designed approach to complex health issues. We anticipate strategic themes will be discussed. There will be a review of our guiding principles, mission, and vision. This is an open session to ensure we are inclusive in considering the health of Indigenous Peoples. If you are interested in attending, please send contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include what you can contribute to the session.
Indigenous Health Services
- Location Virtual & In-Person Sites
- Date May to September 2022
- Time To Be Determined
Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation will continue to offer Indigenous Health Services inclusive of information, support, resources, and supplies to address a number of health issues being experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. We have speakers and peer support available for on-line and in-person connections. In addition, our Mobile Prevention and Support Team will deliver health supplies and resources upon request. We share information about COVID-19, Mental Health, Addictions, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI) like HIV and Hepatitis C. Access to cultural and social supports is included. If you need forms printed or help getting referrals to services, we are available. Appointments can be made by contacting 1-866-971-7233(SAFE) or email to email@example.com - our hours of operation are flexible. Our fixed sites include High Level, Peace River, and Grande Prairie. Programs are available to all people with emphasis on First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and other self-identifying Indigenous Peoples. Our mobile services for STBBI are primarily in Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 areas - recognized as the North Zone. For COVID-19 and Substance Use, our activities include Treaty 6, 7, and 8 - throughout the Province of Alberta. While we do not currently have First Nation on-reserve specific funding, we are able to meet people where they are at recognizing access to health information and supplies should be available to everyone.
Indigenous Health Forum 2022
- Location River Cree Resort - Edmonton, Alberta
- Date March 24 - 26, 2022
- Time March 25, 2022 9-5
If you are seeking information and support to address a range of Indigenous Health issues, this event will be of interest to you. We will introduce topics including - Substance Use & Drug Poisonings; Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections; COVID-19; and Achieving Wellness. We aim to be inclusive of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit perspectives where possible. If you are an individual or family member with lived experience, we welcome you to share your story. For service providers or technicians working in the Health field, your approach and understanding of these issues is needed. Our approach will include presentations, panels, sharing circles, and story telling. We will celebrate the success of the Northern Indigenous Health Alliance and set future program and project plans using the insights you provide. Further details and registration information will be shared in the coming weeks. We will have a sliding scale for registration - $0 to $250 - individuals to organizations based on financial need. If you have ideas on presenters, topics, or people we can support to participate - call 18669717233 (SAFE) and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.