April, 2018
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New Spring Programs at Chigamik
With the goal of meeting the health care needs of our tri-cultural community, Chigamik is pleased to offer new English, French and Cultural programs this spring - free and open to the community. Take a look at the new 2018 Spring Program Guide!
Chigamik's New Affordable Food Market
Buy Food. Support Community.
Chigamik Community Health Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the Miijim Market. The Miijim Market, meaning "food market" in Ojibwe, provides an opportunity for anyone in the community to have access to fresh, local foods including fruits and vegetables, at greatly reduced prices. It’s also a place for the community to come together, socialize and take part in a variety of free food-based workshops. Come out and support our community every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm at Operation Grow in Midland. For more information, click here.
French Primary Health Care
Now Offered in Barrie
Chigamik Community Health Centre offers Primary Health Care in French and is pleased to announce that Nicole Ayotte, Chigamik's Francophone Nurse Practitioner, is now
providing primary health care services to Francophone families at the Barrie Community Health Centre. Additional allied health services offered in French include counselling, dietician support, physiotherapy and system navigation – linking clients to even more services and programs in French!

For more information about French Language Services in the area and to register to become a client, please contact Céleste Lalonde, French Language System Navigator at 705-527-4154 x258
Construction of the Chigamik Waypoint Community Health Hub has Begun

Chigamik and Waypoint are pleased to announce that the construction of the new Health Hub on Bayshore Drive in Midland has begun!

The development plan includes the following:

  • New modern medical building has an innovative design and site location that uses the hill that is part of the property to not impose upon the residential community.
  • A safe and secure building and property that welcomes those using the health services, neighbours and the community.
  • Design aspects include a stunning building façade, nighttime lighting, sidewalks and landscaping that complement the adjacent parkland and the new proposed waterfront development across the street.
  • Local, regional and provincial construction and building suppliers are involved with this project helping to provide work and creating economic spin off for our area and region.
  • Waypoint and Chigamik continue to work through the approval process required by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
  • We are working towards the new building being open to the community in December of 2018.

Stay tuned as we continue to keep our community up to date!

Traditional Healing at Chigamik

Chigamik and Beausoleil First Nation Partner to Provide Youth with a Healthy Start

Chigamik is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Beausoleil First Nation Education Department to provide nutritional support for youth attending high school.
The new program called Breakfast N’ Boats, offers Beausoleil First Nation youth on Christian Island who attend high school, a healthy breakfast container at no cost on the morning ferry ride. For more information, click here.
Become a Chigamik Member!
Chigamik invites you to become a member of the community health centre. By becoming a member, you can make a significant impact on the health services and programs we offer to the community. Take a look!
If you are interested in becoming a Chigamik member, please visit us online or come into the centre to fill out a membership form.
Chigamik Waypoint Health Hub Information Session - Join Us!
Please join us for an information session about the Chigamik Waypoint Health Hub on Monday, May 7 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Chigamik.
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Chigamik Now Offers Same-Day Appointments
Chigamik is pleased to offer same-day appointments. Every effort will be made to schedule you with your current doctor or nurse practitioner. If your primary care provider is not available, we will schedule you with someone on our expert team of providers, which includes physicians and nurse practitioners. For more information, click here.
Like Us On Social Media!
Learn about Chigamik's new programs, services and events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube!
Chigamik Presented at the Ontario Medical Student Association Wellness Retreat
Chigamik's Traditional Healing Coordinator, Brian George, and Indigenous Program Assistant and Oshkabewis, Jodi Blue were invited to speak to Ontario’s future generation of doctors on the topics of traditional healing versus western medicine, how they can work together, the four sacred medicines, and ceremony and protocols. The session began with a Smudging Ceremony, asking Creator for blessings for a good day.
AOHC's Latest Blog:
Health Equity Heros
After Pierrette Vezina received the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in January, the AOHC spoke to her about growing the number of active volunteers at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health from 14 to more than 400. Read more
The Self-Management of Chronic Disease
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person and are commonly a slow progression that can worsen over time, if not managed properly.
Read More
Chigamik on the Radio!
Chigamik is broadcasting a series of health and wellness interviews on the local French radio CFRH 88.1 FM. Tune in and learn about the French-language health services available in your community! Listen online at
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