Greetings to all community members of Tsawout First Nation,
We are grateful for the support of Chief and Council of Tsawout First Nation, the Health Advisory Committee, and the community members in our development process.
The Tsawout Health Department has continued to consolidate its program areas and to refine several strategies for service delivery to the community.
As you will see from the banner outside our facility, we have been accredited through Accreditation Canada. This is the first stage of accreditation as the systems will help us improve on developing program areas, as well as raising the bar in regards to client safety.
We are pleased to have experienced the language and culture project through the Head Start Program. This project was an amazing time of interaction. The children and elders engaged in the making of a cd. The project was an opportunity to share with each other, through some additional funding from the Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Reinvestment Initiative. This is a start of an exciting time for the elder’s, children, families and the health department. The camera recordings of the elders teaching the language will be transferred to a DVD form to use as a future resource for teachers, parents, and children.
This approach will straddle all our group activities, organized through the Health Department. We feel it is important to encourage inter-generational learning and teaching, especially in areas of traditional knowledge and language. Once again, thank you for your support.
Our department receives funding from Health Canada via a contribution agreement to deliver a range of community health programs and health promotion services such as, but not limited to the following:
- Home and Community Care Program
- Community Health Nursing services for pre- and post-natal care
- Immunizations and the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, as well as
- Mental Health
- Early Childhood Development programs