Featured Session

Harm Reduction Series

The Blood Tribe Addiction Framework

Building on rich stories and deep wisdom: the art of listening

May 28, 2019 

10:00 am - Noon

We welcome you to join us for the next session in the First Nations Telehealth Network’s Harm Reduction Series. The Blood Tribe Addiction Framework, Kattakinoona Awaahkapiiyaawa – Bringing the Spirits Home, was developed in collaboration between the Blood Tribe Department of Health, the Blood Tribe Chief & Council and Alberta Health Services in response to the on-going impacts and effects of the opioid crisis. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Overview of approach taken to develop the framework
  2. Description of the framework  
  3. Hearing the voice of the Blood Tribe community

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Health Link 811: Myth Busters

May 29, 2019 

13:30 - 15:30 

In this session you will have an introduction to 811 Health Link, the AHS provincial telephone registered nurse triage and health information line.

Learning Outcomes: After this presentation you will have a better understanding of who 811 is, who calls and why, and what 811 has to offer Albertan’s. There are many misconceptions about 811 and this presentation will help to bust some of those common myths!

Target Audience: Anyone who want to know more about 811 




Unavailable Sites

The following sites are currently unavailable. If there are any questions please contact our offices at vchelp@fntn.ca  
  • Siksika Youth Treatment Centre
  • Saddle Lake Boardroom 
  • Bushe River Four Chiefs Complex



New Recordings

Harm Reduction Series 

Session 4 

Opioid Use Problems and Treatment for First Nations within Alberta 

Learn about how the current drug-poisoning epidemic affects individuals, families, and communities in Alberta and what the best evidence shows about treating opioid addiction. We will also explore successful ways of providing treatment access right in First Nations communities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Better understand how to best protect people with opioid use problems from adverse outcomes
  • Understand the risks of some commonly used interventions
  • Understand systems that improve evidence-based treatment access on reserve

Presented By: Dr. Hakique Virani MD FRCPC DABAM

                            Medical Director, Metro City Medical Clinic


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Diabetes 101 Series

Managment- Nutrition 101 

The fourth session of Diabetes 101 takes a look at how nutrition can help prevent and manage diabetes and prediabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand why people eat the way they do
  2. Understand how different foods affect diabetes management
  3. Understand how timing of meals and portion sizes impact blood sugar control
  4. Identify strategies to promote healthy eating
  5. Know where you can get help


Presented By: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

Please Note: All information regarding the Diabetes 101 series can be found on the Diabetes 101 series page on this website. 

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Harm Reduction Series 

Reducing Stigma and Barriers within Pregnant Clients 

Join us for the third session in the Harm Reduction Series. This session will look at the barriers and stigma that pregnant women face while using substances. Morgan Chalifoux and Kelti Gore will present; Morgan and Kelti work with the H.E.R Pregnancy Program. This program operates under a harm reduction philosophy and strives to decrease barriers to health care & engage women in their pregnancy

Presented By:  Morgan Chalifoux and Kelti Gore 

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Today's Sessions and Registration Deadline

Today's Sessions
VC TypeSession TitleSchedule
Clinical SessionPulmonary - RAH - Goodfish Lake (2)May 22, 2019 09:00 ~ 09:30
Clinical SessionTelepsychiatry - Ponoka - Maskwacis Home and Community Care (2)May 22, 2019 10:00 ~ 10:30
Invite Education SessionDietitian's Facilitator Toolkit to Implement the New Canada's Food Guide (1)May 22, 2019 13:00 ~ 14:00
Clinical SessionMeet the Dietitian (2)May 22, 2019 13:15 ~ 14:45
Clinical SessionCase Conference Sunchild (2)May 22, 2019 14:00 ~ 14:30
Invite Education SessionNaloxone and AHS Harm Reduction Policy - Area 6 (3)May 22, 2019 14:00 ~ 15:00
Clinical SessionOpioid Dependency Clinic (2)May 22, 2019 14:00 ~ 14:40
Clinical SessionMental Health Psychiatry - Evansburg - Loon River Clinical (2)May 22, 2019 14:00 ~ 14:45
Clinical SessionOpioid Dependency Clinic (2)May 22, 2019 14:40 ~ 15:00

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