Health Research Centre Now In Batchewana First Nation
McGuinty Government Providing Vital Health Services, Creating Jobs
A new health research centre is providing vital health services and training opportunities to Batchewana First Nation residents to improve the quality of life of its members and create 15 jobs.
With support from the province, the First Nation will construct a research hub which will house:
- The Nog-da-win-da-min Child and Family Services, providing family support services such as parenting and child wellbeing support, and life skills programs.
- The Northshore Tribal Council's Aging-At-Home Nurse Case Manager, providing services to seniors at home and patients in a hospital bed who would be better cared for in a more appropriate setting, such as a long-term care home.
Making infrastructure improvements in Northern Ontario communities is a key component of the plan laid out in Ontario's 2011 Budget - Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.
- Ontario is investing $667,228 in this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development program.
- The multi-use research hub is located in the second section of the Batchewana First Nation Health Centre, which houses the current health programs and services.
“This new multi-use research hub will create training opportunities for Batchewana First Nation members in health research and help attract health related organizations and services to the area.”
“This new centre will bring new employment opportunities to the region and help provide important health services to residents of the First Nation and surrounding area.”