Featured Session


Diabetes 101 Series 

The Diabetes 101 series continues with two more sessions in February. See below for more information on each session. Also, don't forget to check out the new Diabetes Series page. This page allows easy access to all recorded videos and handouts within the Diabetes 101 series. To access the Diabetes series page, go to the SERIES menu located at the top of the main webpage. 


Session 2: Diabetes Complications

February 28, 2019 
13:30 - 15:00 

The second session of Diabetes 101 takes a closer look at the complications related to diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understand how diabetes affects the body
  2. Identify and understand the complications of diabetes
  3. Understand the ABCDES to prevent and manage complications
  4. Know where you can get help

Presented By: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

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* This session was originally scheduled as session 3 in the Diabetes 101 series however, due to the rescheduling of History Plays a Role in our Health today, this session is now considered session 2* 


Session 3: History Plays a Role in our Health Today

March 7, 2019 
13:30 - 15:00 

Please note: This session was originally scheduled for February 21 however, due to unforseen circumstances this session has now been moved to March 7. This session will now be considered the third installement in the Diabetes 101 series. 

Join us for the third session of Diabetes 101. In this session, participants learn more about how history affects life of First Nations and learn about helping clients in a respectful manner.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand Historical Impacts and the effect it had/has on First Nations People
  2. Understand Healthy lifestyle “Pima’tisiwin”
  3. Understand the basics of diabetes
  4. Know how to help/guide clients in a respectful manner

Presented By: Lorraine Cardinal & Kay Half 

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Cold Weather

Is the cold weather changing your travel plans? Can you no longer attend a meeting due to the extreme weather? Talk to us today about re-scheduling your meetings over videoconference! Videoconferencing offers an easy travel-free option for meetings. Contact our scheduling department for more information.    

Page Development 

Our website is currently undergoing some back end server development. Currently, the training tab and Nutrition Series page is unavailable. If you would like to view the training videos, please contact our offices at vchelp@fntn.ca. Our administration team can send you a copy of the training videos. 

To access any information in the nutrition page, visit the LIBRARY tab on the top of the page. From here you can select nutriton as the topic. This will pull up all related nutrition videos and handouts. 

The Siksika Youth Treatment Centre is currently offline. If there are any questions please contact our offices at vchelp@fntn.ca  



New Recordings

Cannabis Legalization and its Impact on Indigenous Communities in Alberta

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss cannabis basics
  • Outline the short- and long-term effects of cannabis
  • Review the use of medical cannabis
  • Summarize information regarding cannabis use among indigenous people in Canada
  • Review legal considerations of cannabis possession and use
  • Discuss cannabis use by healthcare professionals
  • Provide information on reliable cannabis resources


Presenter By: Dr. Ellina Lytvyak

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Autism 101

This session will go over the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, early identification, strategies to support someone on the spectrum and resources available.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn the characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder

2. Strategies to support someone on the Spectrum

3. Supports and Services offered by Autism Edmonton

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Harm Reduction Series: Introduction to Harm Reduction

This videoconference session will build participants’ understanding of substance use as a multi-faceted and complex human behavior. Knowledge of the underlying reasons for substance use will improve understanding of how stigma affects the quality of life for people who use substances and their loved ones. We will discuss harm reduction as a culture, its principles, practices, and services. A review of evidence-based benefits of harm reduction interventions will be provided, along with addressing some myths and facts around harm reduction. At the end of this presentation, participants will feel more confident advocating for harm reduction services in their communities and learn key tools to help adapt harm reduction to meet their community’s unique needs.

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Diabetes 101 Series: What is Diabetes?

This first session in the series looks at the big picture of diabetes. Participants will learn some basic information about diabetes and its complications. People will be also be introduced to the rest of the Diabetes 101 series.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand what diabetes and prediabetes are
  2. Understand the risk factors for diabetes
  3. Understand the basic prevention and management strategies for diabetes and its complications
  4. Know where you can get help

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Methamphetamine Awareness 2018

This webinar will explore Methamphetamine (Meth) with effort to identify it, understand how it works and how it can be harmful.  
 What is Methamphetamine       
What is its history        
How does it affect the body         
What does an overdose look like 
What harm reduction supplies can be found with meth use (what are they for and how do they work) 

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