October, 2017
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New French Language Programs Available across North Simcoe
CHIGAMIK is pleased to introduce two new employees - Céleste Lalonde, French Language System Navigator and Jéréon Claude Ntibabaza Nigene, Francophone Health Promoter - dedicated to helping the Francophone community gain access to health programs, workshops, social services, primary health care physicians, specialists and more in French.

Take a look at some of our new French health programs and workshops located across North Simcoe. Our goal is to provide community-wide initiatives to help celebrate our French culture and provide support and care for our Francophone community.
CHIGAMIK and Beausoleil First Nation Partner to Deliver More Services
CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre is pleased to announce a new partnership with Beausoleil First Nation (BFN) to deliver more health care services to the BFN community. Every Thursday, health care professionals from CHIGAMIK will offer health care services on Christian Island including:
  • Primary health care services to those currently registered at CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
  • Counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietician support
For more information about these CHIGAMIK services on Christian Island, please contact Jessica North, Program Manager, CSC CHIGAMIK CHC at 705-527-4154 x215.
North Simcoe Health Link Receives Transformational Change Award
The Transformative Change Award recognizes leaders, innovators, collaborators and health champions who have been working at the forefront of transformative change and helping to achieve a vision of the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario. On June 7, the Board of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) recognized the work of the North Simcoe Community Health Link, co-led by CHIGAMIK, for the difference it is making in the lives of complex clients in our Georgian Bay community.
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Creation Story Event: Healing Together
CSC CHIGAMIK CHC in partnership with the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre, Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association, Orillia Native Women’s Group and Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre, is inviting members of the community to attend a free 4-part series event called “The Creation Story: Healing Together.

Presented by Jim Dumont, Onaubinisay, the series will introduce participants to the world-view of Indigenous peoples, the spiritual and cultural values of Indigenous peoples, and will also highlight historical and contemporary issues that influence communities. The goal of the event is to learn and foster greater acceptance, understanding, and harmony between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people. For more information, click here.
CHIGAMIK Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of Mama Tribe During Canada’s World Breastfeeding Week
CHIGAMIK celebrated the one-year anniversary of Mama Tribe, the community breastfeeding peer support group, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Mama Tribe has served over 200 clients since opening its doors and offers mothers a place for caring, non-judgmental, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and education.
The celebration coincided with Canada’s World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated in 120 countries around the world. In Canada it runs from October 1-7. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”
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Our Stories

People who suffer from daily, excruciating pain from an injury or chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, often have to learn new ways to adapt to their physical limitations. That’s why CSC CHIGAMIK CHC is offering members of the community an opportunity to take part in a new dance/movement program, the first of its kind in Ontario.

Take a look at what some of the class participants had to say about their experience in Farewell Fibro!

Membership Registration & Social:

Business Meeting:

Join CSC CHIGAMIK CHC at this year's AGM on October 17 at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland. The guest speaker will be Rob Boyd, Director of the Oasis Program at the Sandy Hill CHC and a leading expert in harm reduction.

North Simcoe Situation Table
North Simcoe health organizations are collaborating to help individuals in crisis.
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Community Health and Wellbeing Week
Community Health and Wellbeing Week is being held from October 16-22, 2017. Every year during Community Health and Wellbeing Week, 108 AOHC members provide a wide range of community activities and special events about issues that are important to them. This year's theme is – Health Equity at the Centre – and will emphasize the need to put health equity at the centre of decision and policy-making in the province. Stay tuned for a list of community activities happening at CHIGAMIK!

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC and MotherCare offer free prenatal support to the community.
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AOHC's Latest Blog
Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program launches new brand and logo in push to educate providers across the province. Read more

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC is now offering a free drop-in Dance Therapy Alumni Program called "Moving On." Learn more about this new program!

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