New health centre opens in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
April 19, 2019
Global Korean Post
The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to improve their health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs.
On April 17, Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulates Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the grand opening of their new health centre.
The Saggius Sainnawap Memorial Health Centre will improve access to quality primary health care in the community and will support a range of services and programs related to public health and dental care, including children’s oral health.
The health centre includes additional office space that will improve delivery of programs and services such as mental health initiatives.
Indigenous Services Canada provided an investment of $18.5 million through the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch Social Infrastructure Funding for the project.
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation is an Ojibway/Cree community located approximately 400 km northeast of Sioux Lookout and is accessible by air year round or seasonal winter road, with a population of approximately 960 on-reserve.