Featured Session

Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic 

Providing same day care to rural and urban indigenous people residing in Alberta via secure video or phone service. 

Call 1.888.342.4822 to book your appointment

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday  8:30am – 8:30pm

Saturday – Sunday
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Visit our website aivcc.ca for more information.


COVID-19 Important Links

Covid-19 MOH Update Series Page

  • This page contains all past recordings and presentation slides

 

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

https://www.onehealth.ca/ab/ABCovid-19

 

Please email sac.cdemergenciesab-urgencesmtab.isc@canada.ca for any following questions.


Education Sessions

Red Cross Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership: How can we support you?

October 21, 2021 10:00 ~ 11:00

We will be hosting three sessions, one for each treaty area. 

TREATY 6 

Come and learn how the Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership can assist you.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the Help Desk can work in collaboration with your community, the supports offered to Indigenous communities, and how you can contact the Help Desk.

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

Poster and Zoom Link

 


Red Cross Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership: How can we support you?

October 26, 2021 10:00 ~ 11:00

We will be hosting three sessions, one for each treaty area. 

TREATY 7

Come and learn how the Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership can assist you.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the Help Desk can work in collaboration with your community, the supports offered to Indigenous communities, and how you can contact the Help Desk.

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

Poster and Zoom Link

 


Screen Test Breast Health Workshop

October 27, 2021 10:00 ~ 11:30

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the session, participants will be able to - 

  • Know the importance of screening mammograms.
  • Know how to minimize breast cancer risks.
  • Know the signs to look out for during breast examination.
  • Know how to book a Screen Test appointment and what to expect at the appointment.

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

Poster and Zoom Link

 


Red Cross Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership: How can we support you?

October 28, 2021 10:00 ~ 11:00

We will be hosting three sessions, one for each treaty area. 

TREATY 8

Come and learn how the Help Desk for Indigenous Leadership can assist you.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the Help Desk can work in collaboration with your community, the supports offered to Indigenous communities, and how you can contact the Help Desk.

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

Poster and Zoom Link

 


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

November 04, 2021 13:30 ~ 15:00

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Medical Officer of Health Update
  2. Vaccine Update
  3. Current Priority Topic
  4. Time for additional questions from communities

Questions can be submitted in advance or at the end of the presentation to VChelp@FNTN.ca

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

 


How to Make a Filling Breakfast

November 05, 2021 13:30 ~ 14:30

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn:

  • How eating a healthy breakfast can improve your health
  • What is a balanced and filling breakfast 
  • How to cook a customized sweet or savoury breakfast bowl

Zoom connection information will be available on the poster

Register Here

New Recordings

  • #29 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Vaccine Update
    3. Current Priority Topic
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Virtual harm reduction and the National Overdose Response Service

    Part of our Addiction and Mental Health learning series

    Target Audience: Anyone who supports individuals who use substances alone. 

    Learning Outcomes:

    • An understanding of the epidemiology of the overdose crisis as it relates to rural communities and people using alone.
    • Review virtual harm reduction strategies and plateforms

    • Discussion on the barriers and facilitators to using these services in your community.

  • Managing Dogs during the School Year

    Learning Outcomes: 

    You will learn strategies for: 

    • How dog owners can reduce bite risks for children,
    • how pedestrians should act when approached or chased by dogs, and
    • what should I do if my children or I are bitten? 

  • Influenza Education Session

    Understand what influenza is and its potential impact
    Be knowledgeable about influenza and Pneumo-P vaccines
    and related programming
    Be able to implement TB Screening for At Risk Medical
    Condition
    Be able to implement influenza surveillance activities
    Understand Influenza programming within COVID-19 context

  • #28 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Vaccine Update
    3. Current Priority Topic
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Supporting Ourselves through Compassion Fatigue

    Target Audience: those in support/caregiving roles both personally or professionally

    Learning Outcomes:

    • What is compassion fatigue and burnout,
    • how we can prevent it,
    • sustainable de-stressing strategies

  • Health Services Integration Fund – Information Session

    There are two option dates for this session. July 22nd and July 26th @1:30

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Project Managers, anyone writing the Letter of Intent.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • What kind of projects are fundable under HSIF?
    • What does the Letter of Intent need to contain?
    • What support is available as we develop our project idea and Letter of Intent?

  • Long COVID: How AHS is meeting the latest COVID-19 Challenge

    Overview:

    • What is Long COVID?
    • How many people are affected?
    • How is AHS meeting the challenge?
    • What resources are available?
    • Q & A

  • Addiction & Mental Health: Methamphetamine Use

    Target Audience: The general public and/or health care providers and other professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What do we know about Methamphetamine?
    • How does methamphetamine impact those who use it?
    • Myths and facts about methamphetamine use.
    • What are supports available for those currently living with meth addiction and their families?

  • How to Create a Power Bowl: Food Demo by Yellowhead Tribal Council Dietitian


    Target Audience: Home cooks who want cook healthy meals that their families will enjoy

    Learning Outcomes:

    What is a balanced meal and why is it important
    How to customize a power bowl to your taste
    And how to safely get kids involved in cooking

  • Addiction and Recovery 101

    Target Audience: anyone supporting families /caregivers who have a loved one  struggling with substance use and addiction. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Realization that addiction impacts all of us in the community  
    • There is power in knowledge and strength in numbers
    • Introduction to PEP's 4 C's  to start the step into recovery 

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Vaccine Update
    3. Current Priority Topic
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Supporting Care in the Community for Clients with Methamphetamine Concerns

     

     

    Target Audience: Community-based providers providing care for clients with methamphetamine concerns in First Nations settings.

     

    Learning Objectives:

     

    • Introduce the Methamphetamine Client Transitions to Primary Care project and the tools and resources developed for care providers working with clients with methamphetamine concerns.
    • Recognize facilitators and challenges in providing care for clients with methamphetamine concerns in First Nations settings.
    • Identify approaches that have been successful in other communities.
    • Connect with other providers caring for clients with methamphetamine concerns in First Nations settings.

     

  • Addiction & Mental Health: Opioids and Prescription Drug Use

    Target audience: the general public and/or health care providers and other professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What does the data tell us about opioids and prescription drug use and their consequences for Albertans?
    • How do opioids, prescription drugs and the use of other drugs relate?
    • What are supports available for those currently living with opioid addiction and their families?
    • What is the opioid dependency program?

  • Reporting Requirements for ISC 2020-21 COVID-19 Funding

    ISC provided COVID-19 funding through a variety of streams (social, education, ICSF, FNIHB, etc.) and agreements. Attend this session to learn details about reporting required for the various COVID-related funding streams. This session is intended to help you complete your COVID-related year-end reporting/audits.

     

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Vaccine Update
    3. Current Priority Topic
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

    Questions can be submitted in advance or at the end of the presentation to VChelp@FNTN.ca

  • Addiction & Mental Health Prevention: What works?

    Addiction and Mental Health Learning Series: Session #2

    Target audience: the general public and/or health care providers and other professionals. Especially anyone who works with youth.

    Learning outcomes:

    1. What works for prevention and what is less effective?
    2. Who should be working on prevention?
    3. What are the principles of youth engagement?
    4. Where can we go for tools and resources on prevention?

  • Virtual Services for Addictions and Mental Health- best practices and lessons learned

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Treatment Centre Directors, mental health workers, NNADAP Workers, Nurses

    Participants will learn about a variety of virtual care models and how these services are effectively meeting client needs. Participants will be able to identify key best practices that contribute to the development of an effective and professional virtual mental health and addictions service. Participants will be aware of resources available to support their community in developing innovative virtual services.

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Treatment Centre Directors, mental health workers, NNADAP Workers, Nurses

    Participants will learn about a variety of virtual care models and how these services are effectively meeting client needs. Participants will be able to identify key best practices that contribute to the development of an effective and professional virtual mental health and addictions service. Participants will be aware of resources available to support their community in developing innovative virtual services.

     

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Treatment Centre Directors, mental health workers, NNADAP Workers, Nurses

    Participants will learn about a variety of virtual care models and how these services are effectively meeting client needs. Participants will be able to identify key best practices that contribute to the development of an effective and professional virtual mental health and addictions service. Participants will be aware of resources available to support their community in developing innovative virtual services.

     

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Treatment Centre Directors, mental health workers, NNADAP Workers, Nurses

    Participants will learn about a variety of virtual care models and how these services are effectively meeting client needs. Participants will be able to identify key best practices that contribute to the development of an effective and professional virtual mental health and addictions service. Participants will be aware of resources available to support their community in developing innovative virtual services.

     

  • Update on Mandatory Reporting for Nations with COVID-19 Rapid Testing Machines

    Target Audience: Open to all AB Nations with COVID19 Rapid Testing Instruments

     This session is mandatory viewing for all Health staff involved in the operation and reporting of testing from both GeneXpert and Abbott ID NOW instruments. If you are unable to view the live session you will be required to view the recorded session as soon as possible.

     This session will feature speakers from the Provincial Lab the data entry team, the Medical Microbiologist in charge of COVID19 testing for Alberta. They will present the work flow of reporting and how issues in reporting can cause a cascade effect across the province.

  • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Review

    To ensure that all immunizers understand how to properly use the Pfizer mRNA vaccine within the COVID 19 vaccine program.

  • Backyard Composting

    2 of 2 Backyard sessions

    Target Audience: Anyone wanting to enhance an existing garden space with soil enriching compost, and everybody wanting to reduce their environmental impacts by diverting food scraps from the landfill using a backyard compost pile!

    Learning Objective:

    • The basic of home composting and how to maintain a healthy composter through Alberta’s four seasons.
    • Examples of low cost and easy to maintain backyard composting systems, how to build your own and where to find other cheap local options.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Vaccine Update
    3. Current Priority Topic
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

    Questions can be submitted in advance or at the end of the presentation to VChelp@FNTN.ca

  • Backyard Gardening

    1 of 2 Backyard sessions 

    Target Audience: Everyone wanting to start gardening this spring, anyone wanting to enhance an existing garden space with soil enriching compost!

    Learning Objective:

    • The basics of how to start your own backyard garden and maintain it through the growing season.
    • How to easily start a garden space with cheap or free, upcycled and found materials.

  • Nursing Session: Follow Up for COVID 19 Variant Cases and Their Contacts

     

     Review of process and forms for nurses following COVID 19 variant cases and their contacts in the community.

  • Addiction & Mental Health: Connections, COVID and current state

    Addiction and Mental Health learning Series: Session #1 

    Target audience: the general public and/or health care providers and other professionals.

    Learning outcomes:

    1. The current data on mental health and addiction concerns in Alberta
    2. Which comes first? Mental health concerns or addiction?
    3. How COVID-19 has impacted the mental health and addiction concerns of Albertans and Canadians in general.
    4. What can we expect going forward?

  • Harm Reduction-Innovation and Best Practices

    Treatment Center Learning Series - 1/5

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Community Mental Health Workers, Nurses, Community NNADAP Workers, Treatment Centre Directors

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will develop a foundational understanding of what harm reduction programming is, and how this is beneficial within a community addictions continuum of care. Participants will identify the benefits associated with both in person and virtual harm reduction models.

  • Creating Mental Wellness through traditional wisdom, teachings and Sharing

    Target Audience: Youth and Adults

    Learning outcomes:

    1. Will experience the value of releasing negative emotions in a safe supportive manner.
    2. Will gain appreciation of the teachings of Covid.
    3. Will learn Practical Strategies to deal with their mental health concerns.
    4. Will learn some wisdom teachings to create their best life.

    Presenter: Bearwoman (Adele Arcand), a Cree/Mohawk Wisdom Keeper, Educator, Healer.

  • TREATY 8: Virtual Gathering on Jordan’s Principle 2021-2022 requests

    Target Audience: First Nation Health, Social, Education directors and technicians

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand new eligibility requirements under CHRT 36
    • What do I need to apply
    • Where can I receive help with my requests

  • TREATY 7: Virtual Gathering on Jordan’s Principle 2021-2022 requests

    Target Audience: First Nation Health, Social, Education directors and technicians

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand new eligibility requirements under CHRT 36
    • What do I need to apply
    • Where can I receive help with my requests

  • TREATY 6: Virtual Gathering on Jordan’s Principle 2021-2022 requests

    Target Audience: First Nation Health, Social, Education directors and technicians

    Learning Outcomes:

    Understand new eligibility requirements under CHRT 36
    What do I need to apply
    Where can I receive help with my requests

  • Easy Breakfast and Lunch Meals

    Target Audience: Anyone who likes to grocery shop, prepare food or eat delicious meals.

    Learning Outcomes:

    What to keep on hand to prepare easy meals
    How to shop for the best value for their grocery dollar
    How to store food items safely.

    Target Audience: Anyone who likes to grocery shop, prepare food or eat delicious meals.

    Learning Outcomes: 

    • What to keep on hand to prepare easy meals
    • How to shop for the best value for their grocery dollar
    • How to store food items safely.

    Target Audience: Anyone who likes to grocery shop, prepare food or eat delicious meals.

    Learning Outcomes: 

    • What to keep on hand to prepare easy meals
    • How to shop for the best value for their grocery dollar
    • How to store food items safely.

    Target Audience: Anyone who likes to grocery shop, prepare food or eat delicious meals.

    Learning Outcomes: 

    • What to keep on hand to prepare easy meals
    • How to shop for the best value for their grocery dollar
    • How to store food items safely.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) MOH Update

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    Medical Officer of Health Update
    Vaccine Update
    Current Priority Topic - Management of COVID-19 Variants
    Time for additional questions from communities
    Dr. Cheryl Barnabe, a Rheumatologist based in Calgary, will also be joining us.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #17 Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic 
    3. Time for additional questions from communities

  • KEMIO: Your New Tool for Chlorine Monitoring in Drinking Water Supplies

    EPHS is rolling out a new instrument for community-based water monitoring called Kemio. This will replace what communities are currently using, Chlorosense, which is being phased out by the manufacturer in the near future. This will be an information session to introduce this new instrument, it’s features and its use, as well as provide resources and answer any questions from communities. After this session your community Environmental Public Health Officer will be in contact to follow up and provide further support and training.

  • Helping the Helper: support resilience and mental health for front end workers

    Target Audience: Health Directors, community health workers, Nurses, NNADAP Treatment Centre Directors, Addictions Workers, emergency management

    Community workers are at the front of the COVID pandemic; continuing to provide essential, sometimes lifesaving services, while balancing personal and family wellness. Compassion fatigue and “burnout” are normal human responses to overwhelming emotional demand. This session will focus on tools to enhance staff resilience, and resources that can support an emotionally and mentally healthy work environment.




  • Using CHIP SLICE Reports - planning, monitoring, reporting

    Review the new CHIP SLICE tools and reports.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #16 Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic - Vaccines
    3. Treaty-area breakdown of COVID-19 data
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

    Questions can be submitted in advance or at the end of the presentation to VChelp@FNTN.ca

  • Entering COVID-19 Vaccine Records into CHIP - PART 2

    Review of specific tips for entering COVID-19 Imm Records in CHIP & the new COVID Tickler for planning.

  • Entering COVID-19 Vaccine Records into CHIP

    Target Audience:   Nurse Managers, all immunizers, & any other staff that are entering records 

    Review of specific tips for entering COVID-19 Imm Records in CHIP & the new COVID Tickler for planning.

  • 2020-2021 COVID-19 Immunization Orientation

    This session will provide a brief summary of COVID-19 as well as describing the two approved vaccines that are currently available for administration. These vaccines are the Pfizer BioNTech and the Moderna Vaccines.

  • FNIHB CDC Team - Immunization Program Changes Effective January 1, 2021

    Target Audience: Nurses providing vaccinations in First Nations communities in Alberta

    Review changes to the Alberta Immunization Program that are effective January 1, 2021. Immunization program changes include measles containing vaccine (MMR, MMR-Var), dTap, and tetanus immune globulin (TIG).

  • Mental Wellness during the Holiday Season

    Miyo-mâmitoneyihcikan / Kedìh ùùjón “Good Mind” Learning Series

    -Connecting with family & friends and celebrating in a COVID safe way.

    -Supporting those with limited support systems during the holidays (i.e. Elders, long-term care members, living outside their home community, etc.).

  • Help Desk for Indigenous Communities: COVID-19 Response & Beyond

    Target Audience: Indigenous leadership ( in all forms) working to protect their communities.

    As part of its COVID-19 response, in March 2020 the Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada / First Nations Inuit Health Branch, initiated a Help Desk resource for Indigenous Community Leadership. The goal was to offer a  virtual workforce  to collaborate with them on their pandemic planning, the implementation of public health measures and on supporting the mental health of their membership during the pandemic. This session details the services offered and discusses how CRC sees this model as a potential modus of operandi post-COVID for rural and remote communities.

  • Public Launch of the Virtual Clinic

    This session will provide info regarding a new clinic serving rural and urban Indigenous People living in Alberta.

  • Health Care Workers Mental Wellness

    Miyo-mâmitoneyihcikan / Kedìh ùùjón “Good Mind” Learning Series

    Session Learning Objectives:         

    • How do I know when I’m stressed?

    • What are some things I can do?

    • Nurturing self care.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #15 Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic
    3. Community COVID-19 response Profile 
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Reporting and Accounting for COVID-19 Funds

    Part 3

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Band Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Directors of Emergency Management, Education Directors, others dealing with COVID-19 funds

    FNIHB and RO will review the reporting required for the various COVID-19 funding and how to account for the funds.  Details and examples will be presented to help the Nations understand how the various streams of funding can be used in alignment with their funding agreement. Accounting considerations will be presented to help support and set up the Nations for their annual audit cycle.

    Zoom connection information is available on the poster

  • Indigenous Community Support Fund 2

    Part 2

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Band Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Directors of Emergency Management, Education Directors, others dealing with COVID-19 funds

    Learn about the Indigenous Community Support Fund round 2. The session will focus primarily on ICSF 2 Envelope 2 which is a proposal process to access additional COVID funds not covered by other streams. The application process will be reviewed with opportunity for Nations to ask questions on ICSF2.

  • ISC-Alberta COVID-19 Funding Overview

    COVID-19 Funding 4 Part Mini-Series

    Part 1

    Target Audience: Health Directors, Band Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Directors of Emergency Management, Education Directors, others dealing with COVID-19 funds

    Learn about the different streams of COVID-19 related funding provided by Indigenous Services Canada. The session will cover funding provided by both FNIHB and Regional Operations. Understand which streams were allocations and which streams are accessible via a proposal process. Basic eligibility of items under each fund will be covered. Where perimeter security is now funded. Content will be followed by question/answer period for Nations to ask questions.

  • Supporting Teen Parents

    Target Audience: Parents of teen parents and practitioners working with teen parents, including medical and educational

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Adolescent brain development and its impact on adolescent parenting
    2. How teen parents navigating both adolescent challenges and adult challenges simultaneously
    3. Toxic positivity vs. validation and hope

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #14 Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic
    3. Community COVID-19 response Profile 
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Elder Mental Wellness

    Miyo-mâmitoneyihcikan / Kedìh ùùjón “Good Mind” Learning Series

    Session Learning Objectives:         

    • Isolation and Lonliness
    • Elder Abuse
    • Dealing with Illness
    • Death of loss
    • Resources

  • Community Health Respiratory Syncytial Virus Inservice

    An opportunity to learn more about Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  • 2020 Influenza Program - CDC Team

    Information on the 2020 Influenza immunization program, the pneumococcal vaccine, and anaphylaxis management will be provided by the CDC Team members. Attending the video conference, or watching the presentation once recorded, is required for NPs, RNs, LPNs, and paramedics who plan on administering the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. The information in the video conference may also be of interest to other health care staff that assist with influenza clinics. Presentation will be provided closer to the video conference date.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #13 Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic
    3. Community COVID-19 response Profile 
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Lead, Feed, Share

    Arianna Johnson email: projects@foodbanksalberta.ca

     

    Target Audience: Anyone who is involved in food banking, social services, or human service. Anyone who is interested in increasing food security services within your community.

    Food Banks Alberta is the provincial association of food banks in Alberta with a mission to strengthen the impact of the food bank network by sharing best practices, innovations, and essential resources between members, stakeholders, and community partners. FBA is comprised of 97 member food banks across Alberta. Learn more here: http://foodbanksalberta.ca/. This session will focus on who Food Banks Alberta is, the importance and value in being a member of Food Banks Alberta, what resources we provide, and how we help you in feeding your community? We will also provide information on how we can help if your community does not have a food bank, and assist in making connection to a food bank near you and assist in developing these relationships to better serve your community.

  • Strengthening Family Dynamics

    Miyo-mâmitoneyihcikan / Kedìh ùùjón “Good Mind” Learning Series

    Session Learning Objectives:         

    • Boosting Mood Strategies
    • Coping with Stress (Family)
    • Understanding Over Crowding and Poverty and its impacts on the Family  
    • Healthy Family Dynamics

  • Managing acute methamphetamine toxicity

    A discussion on both behavioral and medication based strategies to provide support around clients who have acute methamphetamine toxicity and psychosis. 

    Learning Outcomes:

    • An understanding of the causes of meth toxicity and the complications related to this. 
    • An understanding of key descalation strategies  to limit poor outcomes. 
    • An understanding of pharmacotherapy management of toxiciy.

  • Becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator: How can you support your community?

    This session will discuss how you can help support people in your community living with diabetes by becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). We will review how CDEs can help enhance care in their community, details of the registration process, the CDE Certification exam, and options available for exam preparation.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the role of Certified Diabetes Educators
    • Identify requirements for CDE exam registration and maintenance of certification
    • Compare types of questions on exam
    • Outline exam preparation options

  • Developmental Pathways of Addiction and Mental Health impacts on Children and Youth

    The purpose of this session is to increase knowledge of risk factors that may lead to addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorders. Everyone experiences mental distress on a daily basis. When children or youth have difficulties coping with life pressures this may negatively impact their mental health and their families’ well-being.  This session will allow participants to explore resources that may help prevent and/or mitigate the outcomes of mental health issues.

     Speakers:

    Dr. Linda Kongnetiman, PhD MSW RSW Manager, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health, Information and CYFI Standards, AHS l

    Arianna Mestre Wong, MSc MSW Consultant, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health, Information and CYFI Standards, AHS

  • Q & A Session on Youth Solvent Abuse Centre Request for Proposal distributed August 18th

     

    EVALUATION

    The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Subcommittee of Health Co-Management (HCoM) is seeking proposals from interested applicants to support enhanced treatment services to First Nations through the provision of a Youth Solvent Abuse Prevention Centre (YSAC) in Alberta.

    Target Audience:  All applicants (Health Centres; Treatment Centres)

    Hosted by:  Jennifer Horsnall and Kimberley Loh, Co Chairs of the Mental Health and Addictions Subcommittee

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #12 Scenario & Discussion

     

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

     Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current Priority Topic – Health and Safety of School Re-Entry
    3. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Blood Tribe & Maskwacis
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

     

  • Breaking Down Barriers in Health Care for Urban Indigenous

    Target Audience: Band members who are unsure of their coverage, frustrated by the medical system, need medical support or looking for quality health care referrals

    A free service helping First Nations people access quality health care for Feet, teeth, eyes and medicine.  We help with the paper work, make suggestions on where to go, guarentee that client will be treated with respect EVERY time. We become an advocate for the client to make sure there is no miscommunication, no run around, no wrong information and no abuse

  • Well-being, Connection & Self-care

    Learning Outcomes: 

    • Identify your core values (mind, body, spirit & heart) as a guide to your own wellbeing.
    • Benefits and tips on self care.
    • A greater understanding of sakihesowin -Cree word "I love myself"
    • You will learn a grounding/calming technique.

  • FNIHB-Alberta COVID-19 Health Needs Funding

    • Objectives:
      • Review the National Funding Guidance document on what items are eligible under the FNIHB COVID-19 Health Needs Funding.
      • Provide guidance to communities on how to prepare their submissions for Q2 (COVID related health needs expenses July – September)
      • Share information on the reporting required for COVID related funds provided through Indigenous Services Canada
      • Respond to community questions regarding FNIHB COVID-19 Health Needs Funding

  • Miyo-mâmitoneyihcikan / Kedìh ùùjón “Good Mind” Learning Series: Young Adult Mental Wellness

    Target Audience: Treaty 8 Health Directors, Mental Health Therapist, Community Based Workers

    Disscussion Topics

    • Young Adult Anxiety
    • Young Adult Depression
    • Healthy Friendships
    • Resources for referrals

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #11 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • The Brain on Stress: Breaking through versus breaking down

    arget Audience: Teens, adults, educators, youth workers, parents, and support workers

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Gain a surface understanding of the brain and how it is built.
    • Gain insight into how adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and chronic stress affect our brain and body.
    • Gain insight into how ACE and chronic stress affect our overall health and wellness.
    • Learn simple tools for training the brain to remain grounded despite adversity and challenge.

  • Stress-busting Strategies! Tips and techniques to help manage feelings of anxiety and depression

    The COVID-19 crisis is causing stress for everyone, and many of us are dealing with feelings of anxiety and/or depression as a result. This presentation will look at anxiety and depression as normal reactions to stressful situations, and will give you some ideas of how you can cope with these feelings.

  • Gentle Chair Yoga

     

    Yoga is often translated to mean union and the practices of deliberate breathing (pranayama), physical postures (asana), and meditation may allow us to cultivate a compassionate curiosity (mindfulness) towards our experiences, thoughts, emotions and sensations thereby reducing stress, unraveling tension, and reclaiming the body. 

    Participants will

    • learn gentle chair-based yoga postures for easing tension and restoring mobility
    • Learn  breathing techniques for anchoring and calming the mind.
    • Learn simple meditation practice for increasing focus and insight

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #10 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Sturgeon Lake 
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #9 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Swan River
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Harm Reduction Practice During a Pandemic, Presented by Treaty 8

    Learning Outcomes:  

    1. What is Harm Reduction from an Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Perspective
    2. Methadone Maintenance Programs and why?
    3. Harm Reduction versus Zero Tolerance
    4. The Pendulum of Harm Reduction
    5. Harm Reduction Approaches Responsible Use and Education
    6. Identification of Regional Resource

  • The Pendulum of Harm Reduction, Presented by Treaty 8 Health Authority of Alberta

    Harm Reduction: Harm reduction is a term that applies to policies, programs, and practices that aim to minimize the health, social, and economic consequences of substance abuse. Harm reduction acknowledges that many people will continue to abuse drugs and engage in other dangerous behaviors despite prevention efforts.  Harm Reduction accepts that many people are unwilling or unable to seek treatment. But while some people who use substances may not necessarily require treatment, it is helpful for them to be aware of resources that can help minimize harm from their alcohol/drug use.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identifying Addiction and the Different Types of Addictions
    2. Understanding Harm Reduction from an Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Perspective
    3. Identifcation of approaches to support harm reduction activities and coping strategies

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #8 Scenario & Discussion

     

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Guest presenter - Dr. Luanne Metz of Foothills Medical Centre
    5. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Goodfish
    6. Time for additional questions from communities.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #7 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Guest presenter - Dr. Luanne Metz of Foothills Medical Centre
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • CDC Update and Review for Nurses on COVID

    Review of case management and contract tracing for COVID-19.

     

  • Family Violence for Service Providers

    This workshop is for front line service providers who want to learn how to support someone in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Topics discussed include examining types of violence, understanding the role of power, responding to disclosures of violence, barriers faced by those targeted by violence, and understanding the impact of COVID-19.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #6 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Beaver First Nation
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #5 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios 
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Kapawe'no
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Promoting life and preventing suicide in Indigenous communities

    We will discuss Centre for Suicide Prevention’s programs and services with a focus on two specific life promotion initiatives: a suicide bereavement workshop and a life promotion guide for communities.  

    After this workshop, participants will learn:

    • what resources are available from Centre for Suicide Prevention
    • how care after a suicide can help a community heal and prevent future suicides
    • how a community can build a life promotion plan to prevent suicides and promote hope
    • about suicide prevention resources available to communities, including the workshop Walk With Me: A suicide bereavement workshop and the guide Community-led life promotion plans for Indigenous youth and communities

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #4 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Let’s work through some scenarios
    3. Current priority topic - RJ Bailot, Canadian Animal Task Force
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Morley
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Keeping Your Mental Game Strong: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness Through The COVID Crisis

    This presentation will review how the COVID 19 presents unique challenges to maintaining our good mental health, and how we can work to overcome these challenges through building and connecting with our resilience. Additionally, sources of community and public health information will be shared.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Be able to define exactly what mental health is
    • Look at how the stress of COVID 19 presents challenges to maintaining our mental health
    • Explore the concept of resiliency and how it helps us through difficult times
    • Generate ideas about options for using self care and coping strategies to manage stress and build resiliency

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #3 Scenario & Discussion

     

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Saddle Lake
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

     

     

     

  • DEALING WITH ANXIETY FOR TEENS

    Learning Objectives

    (1) Understand how and why anxiety develops…and how the present situation

    (2) Learn practical strategies to manage stress and anxiety

    (3) Learn how anxiety can actually work FOR you!

    Target Audience: Caregivers, parents and adolescents

  • Take Time to Breathe during these Changing Times: Support Strategies for Caregivers and Parents

    We find ourselves dealing with a new type of grief and loss with COVID-19…changes in our lives as people, employees and caregivers.  This can create expected (and unexpected) levels of anxiety and other mental health issues.  Learn some practical strategies to deal with stress to be the best version of you during these times.

    Target Audience: Anyone caregiver or parent who finds themselves struggling with increased anxiety, mood issues, frustration, sadness.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: #2 Scenario & Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Medical Officer of Health Update
    2. Current priority topic
    3. Let’s work through some scenarios
    4. Community COVID-19 response Profile - Maskwacis
    5. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Update – Scenario/Discussion

    Target Audience: Health Centre Staff & Congregate Living Facility Staff Objectives: 1. Medical Officer Health Update 2. Let’s work through some scenarios a. Congregate living guidelines b. Guidance for health care workers 3. Community COVID-19 response Profile 4. Time for additional questions from communities

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Q & A

    Target Audince: Health Centre Staff

    Objectives:

    1. Update on latest COVID-19 virology information

    2. Latest update on Alberta impact

    3. What online resources are available for COVID-19?

    4. Update on isolation and quarantine facilities

    5. What happens if there is a positive case in the community?

    6. Time for additional questions from communities 

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Contact Tracing and Testing

    Target Audience: Community Health and Home Care Nurses 

    The CDC Team will review activities required for case and contact follow up for COVID-19.

     

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Facility Readiness: Environmental Cleaning

    Target Audience: Health centre staff, Long-term care facility/Elder’s Lodge staff, cleaning staff 

     Objectives:  

    • Short status update on COVID-19
    • Environmental cleaning for health facilities, long-term care facilities and Elder’s Lodges
    • Question period

  • Fact vs Fiction: Nutrition Myth Busting

    March is Nutrition Month! To kick off the FNIHB AB Nutrition Team's activities - join us for this videoconference on separating fact vs fiction when it comes to nutrition. In the world of nutrition information overload how do we keep straight if we should be cleansing, fasting, keto dieting, buying organic, or trying the latest superfood trends? Our Registered Dietitians will help you bust some common myths and give you the information you need to make healthy choices.

     

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Update

    Target Audience: First Nations Chiefs and Health Directors Objectives: Provide latest update on spread and impact of COVID-19, Outline key preparedness activities and FNIHB supports, Address questions

  • 1 of 3 CDC Team Immunization Biological Page Update

    FNIHB CDC will be transitioning over to using AHS biological pages for immunizations. This videoconference is for nurses who provide immunizations in First Nations This is the first of three sessions and will review AHS's biological pages for: DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB and DTaP-IPV-Hib Pneumococcal Conjugate 13 Rotavirus All of AHS's biological pages can be found at this website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page10802.aspx Please print the biological pages prior to the video conference.

  • Psychosis - Current Therapeutic Understandings and Approaches

    Logan McColl is an Occupational Therapist specializing in psychosocial rehabilitation for serious mental illness and other concerns.The experience of psychosis. Understanding & treatment of psychosis. How to empower individuals in living their meaningful lives, and to empower families in caring for loved ones

     

  • Alberta Opioid Response Surveillance Report: First Nations People

    This report has been compiled in collaboration by Alberta Health and Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre.

  • Heart "Smarts"

    February is Heart Health Month! Join the FNIHB Nutrition Team for the latest and greatest in heart health

  • Medical Officers of Health Update on Novel Coronavirus

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Others cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person to person through close contact. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans.

  • Alzheimer Society Education Session

    Alzheimer Society will provide Tips & Techniques, whether you are a staff member or a family member, on how to support the person living with dementia.  If a person is repeating; not understanding why they can’t do something they always used to be able to; or even if they are expressing themselves in ways that they have not before, we will provide you with hints as to what you can do.

  • Transgender and Gender: The Basics

    What do you need to know to work competently with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) people? This seminar covers the basic competencies for working with TGNC people. 

  • Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation

    RCMP “KARE” is a Counter Exploitation Unit that investigates the deaths of several vulnerable missing persons in Alberta. Through investigational strategies, KARE strives to minimize the risk of murder to vulnerable missing persons within Alberta. These strategies have been developed throughout the implementation of the program and continue to evolve.

     

  • Nutrition and Mental Wellness

    Objectives: -To understand the link between nutrition and mental wellness -To understand how food choices and behaviors impact mental wellness -To identify nutrition strategies to enhance personal mental wellness

     

  • Syphilis in Alberta: An Update

    This presentation covers the current syphilis outbreak in Alberta, its epidemiology, the clinical picture of syphilis, its treatment and management, and the community’s public health response and follow up.

  • SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

    For anyone who is interested in managing mental health concerns for themselves or others. This session will cover the “what exactly is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD”), the signs and symptoms, and what you can do to help alleviate the symptoms.

     

  • Facts about Food Allergies

    This session is a general overview to Food Allergies from the Nutrition Advisory Team First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. What a Food Allergy is, current allergy prevention guidlines, and how to manage some of the most common allergies.

     

  • Reviving Indigenous Midwifery

    Recount the history of the displacement of midwives and community-centered maternity care in Indigenous communities
    Understand the modern scope of practice of Registered Midwives, and their roles in improving maternal and perinatal health outcomes in communities through autonomous and collaborative care. Review pathways to midwifery education in Canada.

  • Grief & Loss: Learning to Companion Yourself and Others

    This session is about the journey of grief and loss. As professionals, we often companion others on their journeys. However, no one is a stranger to grief, so we will also learn how to companion ourselves in the grief journey.

  • Diabetes and Substance Abuse Disorder

    On World Diabetes Day, this session highlights some of the extra challenges someone may have living with diabetes and substance abuse issues. The presentation will include a brief review of basic diabetes information.

    This session is for anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes and how to support someone living with diabetes.

  • Growing Up Online: A Toolkit for Service Providers Working with Children

    This presentation will provide service provider’s evidence – based practice information to use when they believe digital technology is problematic for children, youth or their families. Additionally, it will help service providers start conversations and carry out interventions and supports in partnership with children, youth and families.

  • Peer Support Schizophrenia

    Every presentation offers current facts about schizophrenia and similar disorders, and the impact of psychosis. Personal stories are shared to show the journey through illness and into recovery. Participants will gain knowledge of the value of peer support in recovery and gain insight into the effect schizophrenia can have on individuals. They will also learn about the programs offered by the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA), what supports and services are available through the program, as well as the referral process to access SSA programming.  Our goal is to reduce the stigma and discrimination related to mental illness through public education in Alberta communities.  

  • Suicide and Self Harm With Children and Youth

    This session will discuss Suicide and Self Harm with children and adolescent populations. We will discuss differences between Unsafe behaviors, Self-Harming Behaviors and Suicidality. This session will create understanding about warning signs and symptoms, and provide some ideas about how you can implement
    risk assessments and safety planning in the work that you do.

  • Are You At Risk For TB?

    Education for filling out the additions on the TB form.

  • FNIHB Immunization Update - Influenza Program

    FNIHB: Immunization Update - Influenza Program

  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) In Vulnerable Populations

    Watch this video to learn more about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in vulnerable populations.

  • Harm Reduction Series: Clarity on Cannabis- Cannabis 101

    Join us for the tenth session in the Harm Reduction Series as we discuss the basics of non-medical cannabis, identify key health   evidence, and discuss harm reduction messages related to cannabis use. This session will also explore what legal cannabis means for young people, including tools to support meaningful conversations and other useful resources for individuals, families and communities.

  • Safer Communities Initiative: Everyone Deserves to be Protected

    The Safer Communities Initiative session will introduce people to an easy to use service designed to protect individuals in their daily lives. By using a phone app that connects the individual to trained responders 24 hours a day, the Initiative aims to provide a safety plan to anyone who may need help in a time of danger.  

  • Immunization Update

    FNIHB Immunization Update - September 2019

  • Potty Training Myths and Tips

    Are you struggling with toilet training? Do you just not know where to start? Do you want more information on how to support parents/guardians with toilet training success? Watch this video to learn about successful toilet training interventions. Danielle from Wee Potty will be joining us to discuss elimination communication and other potty training supports. 

  • Animal Exposures Update

    Environmental Public Health Services - Presentation on the updated animal exposures form, and updated process for animal exposure follow up.

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Today's Sessions and Registration Deadline

Today's Sessions
VC TypeSession TitleSchedule
Invite Education SessionNIHB MTRS Training Day 1 Piikani MT (2)Oct 18, 2021 09:00 ~ 16:00
Clinical SessionOpioid - Horse Lake - Grande Prairie Northern Addictions Centre (2)Oct 18, 2021 11:30 ~ 11:45
Management SessionISC PC PH HC On boarding (Session Recording) (2)Oct 18, 2021 12:00 ~ 12:30
Clinical SessionRehabilitation- Saddle Lake - Glenrose (2)Oct 18, 2021 13:00 ~ 13:30
 

Today's Registration Deadline
There is no scheduled registration deadline today.
Email: vchelp@fntn.ca Phone: 1.888.999.3356