December, 2016
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The People's Place
Newsletter - December, 2016
CHIGAMIK in the Community
CSC CHIGAMIK CHC has been busy over the past couple of months spreading the joy of good health througout our community. Take a look!
Our CHIGAMIK community came out to support Community Health and Wellbeing Week. Thank you to all who participated!
Race against Drugs at the Midland Recreation Centre provided youth with information on how to make healthy, drug-free lifestyle choices.
CHIGAMIK and Karma team up at the Pentangushine Community Garden
Participants of the Mental Health First Aid Course held at La Clé, received their certifications. Congratulations!
The screening of the film "MILK" was a success! The film panelists included Noemi Weiss, Film Director, Kim Alderdice, Midwife from Midwives Nottawasaga, Anj Limmer, Doula, Dr. Emily Queenan, Family Physician, Queenan Family Medicine and Maternity Care, Brandi Stephenson, mother of three and breastfeeding advocate, and Mona Loones, Clinic Manager at CSC CHIGAMIK CHC and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The evening was presented by the North Simcoe Breastfeeding Coalition and co-sponsored by CSC CHIGAMIK CHC. Thank you to all who came out to support the event!

North Simcoe Health Link and Georgian Bay General Hospital Win Award at Health Quality Transformation

The North Simcoe Community Health Link (NSCHL) and the Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) were honoured with a 2016 Health Quality Transformation Distinction Award, a province-wide award given by Health Quality Ontario (HQO). The award recognizes the work done by the NSCHL and GBGH towards improving patients’ health care experiences, decreasing usage of the hospital’s emergency department, and leading by example for other healthcare organizations who are seeking to address the social determinants of health in their communities. Read more...
From left to right: Dawn Major, Director of Performance Excellence, GBGH, Tracy Koval, RN, Clinical System Navigator, NSCHL, Melodie Heels, RN, Clinical System Navigator, NSCHL.
Say Hello to Our New Staff!
From left to right: Harvey Manning, Social Worker, Jodi Blue, Indigenous Program Assistant, Ryan St. Amant, Registered Practical Nurse. Welcome!
Negik: Star Otter
Negik is a self-taught artist from Midland, Ontario whose work is meant to heal through colour, shape and form. Having been influenced by the work of Norval Morrisseau and Daphne Odjig, Negik’s art is inspired by sharing his personal life stories and the stories that people share with him.
Negik’s work has been displayed at the Ojibwe Cultural Centre on Manitoulin Island and The Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville, Ontario. He won the People’s Choice award at the Midland Cultural Centre and was recently featured on CBC Radio. Negik currently lives in Midland, Ontario.

Click here to download the Healthy Kids Community Challenge colouring book created by Negik.
Holiday Hours
  • Dec. 19 - closed
  • Dec. 26 - closed
  • Dec. 30 - closed
CHIGAMIK in the news
North Simcoe Community Health Link Report: Deepening the Understanding of the People we Serve
Mamma Tribe!
Midland and area mothers and babies will now benefit from additional breastfeeding support. The new drop-in breastfeeding peer support group called Mama Tribe, mamas nurturing mamas who nourish children, will be offered to mothers who are looking for caring, non-judgmental, mother-to-mother support and educational opportunities. Led by trained peer leaders who support, protect and promote breastfeeding, the group will host special guests including a public health nurse, lactation consultant, nurse practitioner, postpartum mood disorder specialist and many others. Read more
CSC CHIGAMIK CHC new Board of Directors
North Simcoe Community Health Link
North Simcoe Community Health Link Video: A Year in Review
CTV Barrie News: CSC CHIGAMIK CHC Delivers Free Booster Seats and Information Clinic to Local Aboriginal Communities
Read the latest CHIGAMIK Story ~ Grandmothers

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