The Health and Social Development Department coordinates and addresses issues and activities pertaining to health and social development within CYFN. The Department facilitates coordination and/or acts as a liaison and/or an advocate on health and social issues nationally, regionally and locally that affect Yukon First Nation's health and well being. When appropriate, the department assists/guides Yukon First Nations to develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of health and social programs in their community. The Department also identifies needs and workable alternatives for health and social service delivery in conjunction with the First Nations Health and Social Development Commission, the Grand Chief and the Leadership Board.
The Department currently has the following staff positions: Director of Health and Social Development, Administrative Assistant, Research Coordinator, Regional Health Survey Coordinator, AHTF Manager, AHHRI Coordinator. There are a few contract positions for the First Nations Regional Health Survey ,the Resolution Health Support Worker.
To view the Telehealth project files please click on this link.
The Resolution Health Support Worker Program is responsible for providing frontline emotional support to Indian Residential School claimants. The services include, providing a variety of front-line safety supports and coordination services directly to claimants before, during and after the claims process. By providing support and/or obtaining legal assistance for the claimants and attend hearings; assists claimants to understand his/her rights and responsibilities in the process; network and relationship building with private and government agencies, First Nations and lawyers. Responds to problems and special needs caused by communication barriers, which exist between First Nation claimants and the judicial system. Funding provided by Non-Insured Health Benefits Canada.For further information please visit the federal government website -aIndian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
Available CYFN Health & Social Information:
Aboriginal Health and Human Resorce Initiative -- Dream Catcher - Find Your Future in Health
To view the AHHRI Recruitment & Retention Situational Analysis 2008-09 (Summary Document) click on this link. To view the AHHRI Recruitment & Retention Situational Analysis 2008-09 Full Report click on this link.
Information on the Community Health Scans, please click here.
Community Health Scan Toolkit
This folder contains the contents of the Toolkit produced by the Health & Social Development Department in the spring of 2010. The toolkit is a varied collection of resources to use, modify and share.
The material in the toolkit is intended for health and social planning work although it could be used for many different purposes.
Feedback from Yukon First Nation Health and Social Development Commission members, other health and social development staff and Community Health Scan participants helped to determine the resources to include in this Toolkit.
The resources in the Toolkit include:
A list of Funding Sources
A list of consultants and facilitators
Proposal Writing Information and Evaluation Guides
Health and Social Planning Guides
Community Health Scan Information
Resources such as medical travel information, a list of training programs and more
If you have any questions or comments about the Toolkit or you would like a copy of the Community Health Scan or newsletter contact: Valerie Laurie, Research Coordinator- Aboriginal Health Transition Fund
*Funding for this project was provided by Health Canada through the AHTF. The opinions expressed in these documents are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Health Canada or the CYFN. The inclusion of service providers in the Toolkit documents is not intended to be an endorsement. The documents in the Toolkit can be used for non-commerial purposes only.
Community Health Scan Toolkit
The Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Information Page.
AHTF Round Table on Health-Guiding our Path May 23-24, 2009 Summary document of conference proceedings,
Full document is available from Val Laurie 393-9247.
Health and Social Development Personnel:
Lori Duncan, Director of Health and Social Development
Phone: (867) 393-9230
Cheryl Scherman, Health and Social Administrative Assistant
Phone: (867) 393-9240
Reanna Mohamed, Health Services Integration Fund Manager
Phone: (867) 393-9249
Phone: (867) 393-9218
Val Laurie, Research Coordinator
Phone: (867) 393-9247
Helen Stappers, Regional Health Survey Coordinator
Phone: (867) 393-9202
Phone: (867) 393-9248
Anne Blake, NIHB Navigator
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-940-8510
Phone: (867) 393-9205
Nyla Klugie-Migwans, REES Coordinator
Phone: (867) 393-9241
Ingrid Isaac, RSHW Admin Assistant/Coordinator
Phone: (867) 393-9216
Phone: (867) 393-9226
Joe Tetlichi, Resolution Health Support Worker
Phone: (867) 393-9229
Bob Charlie, Resolution Health Support Worker
Phone: (867) 393-9228