Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation celebrates opening of New health Centre

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding) joined in congratulating Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the recent opening of their health centre.

“Today marks a day of great celebration for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation,” stated Nault. “This new health centre will help improve the well-being of community members by providing accessible, culturally appropriate health services and mental health care.”

The health centre will improve access to quality primary health care in the community and will support a range of services and programs related to public health and dental care, including children’s oral health. It also includes additional office space that will improve delivery of programs and services such as mental health initiatives.

The health centre was made possible through an investment of $18.5 million from Indigenous Services Canada through the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch Social Infrastructure Funding for the project.

“Regardless of where you live, regardless of how remote or rural, everyone deserves access to quality healthcare services, so today is a significant milestone,” concluded Nault. “Healthy families are happy families, so this is a great achievement for the whole community.”

Quick Facts:

  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation is an Ojibway/Cree community located approximately 400 km northeast of Sioux Lookout and is accessible by air year-round or seasonal winter road, with a population of approximately 960 on-reserve.