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TERRY LYNN DAWN MCNAB GEORGE GORDON FIRST NATION COUNCIL REPORT Annual General Meeting Sept 12 2012.

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1 TERRY LYNN DAWN MCNAB GEORGE GORDON FIRST NATION COUNCIL REPORT Annual General Meeting Sept

2 PORTFOLIOS ASSIGNMENTS  Childcare – Daycare and Headstart  Finance  Health  Human Resources  Treasury  Urban  Women`s Commission

3 CHILDCARE COMMITTEE Committee Members  Charlene Longman – Daycare Director  Vicky Lonethunder – Headstart Coordinator  Helen Hunter  Glenda McNab  Shirley McNab  Denise Morris  Derek Morris  Colleen Pricsiak  Ramona Windigo

4 CHILDCARE REPORT - DAYCARE As of April 1, 2012  Two new staff members – Term Position (maternity leave), SIGA position (term position)  Changes to licensing (TATC)  Staff can no longer administer medication  Van donated to Daycare from the Health Department  Pre-pay policy will be adhered to  Childcare facility Grand Opening – Aug. 20, 2012  New Facility October 2012

5 CHILDCARE REPORT - HEADSTART  2012 – 2013 classes for Headstart will commence Monday, September 17, 2012  Headstart Van damaged from storm in June 2012  Van purchase not covered in funding agreement

6 HEALTH COMMITTEE Committee Members  Dale Gilman, Interim Health Director  Daniel Fisher, Family Wellness Coordinator (Resource)  Jeanette Anderson  Cathy Geddes  Dale Grey  Alice Morris  Arlene Morris

7 HEALTH PORTFOLIO REPORT Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012  $74 million reduction to FNIHB over the next three years  Funding Reduction will effect:  Essential health promotion and disease prevention programs and services, health research  Some programs affected:  Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy  Maternal and Child Health Program  Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV/AIDS Program  On-going funding will focus on:  Direct Service Delivery – primary health care, nursing and community- based programming

8 HEALTH PORTFOLIO REPORT George Gordon First Nation Community Based Plan  Holistic Community Health Plan  Five year plan (2012 – 2017)  Developed over the years based on community health needs and the Community Health Needs Assessment (2003 Agreement signed to develop a Community Health Plan)  GGFN Health Priorities identified:  Children & Youth, Population & Wellness, Healthy Living, Freedoms from Addictions & Effective Management Goal is to examine social determinants of health to understand/address the “root causes” of ill health in our community including the role of residential schools, the loss of language and identity.

9 HEALTH PORTFOLIO REPORT Next Steps…  Gordon Family Wellness Centre  Deliver a program that encompasses existing programs following traditional teachings designed to be more family-orientated. This step allows the Gordon First Nation to assist in the fulfilling of the person’s needs based on the traditional medicine wheel  Program will be evaluated and re-evaluated on a yearly basis  Evaluation will examine:  Perception of health status and service at 2013  Perception difference over the five year plan  Understand effects of Residential schools, loss of language and identity on the health of our members  Assess Holistic Plan on the effects – did it succeed?  Will include surveys, interviews, research circles, videos  Research conducted follows the University of Regina Behavioral Research Ethics guidelines

10 HEALTH PORTFOLIO REPORT Staffing  Health Director  Family Wellness Coordinator  Youth Wellness Counsellor

11 FINANCE PORTFOLIO REPORT Finance Office Procedures Monday - Office Tasks - No Cheques Tuesday - Office Tasks - No Cheques Wednesday - Cheque Requisition w/ itemized list - Supporting documentation and appropriate signature required - CFO Review - Treasury Board Approval Thursday - Chq. Requisition input into acct. system -Treasury signatures obtained - Cheques prepared and filed for pick up Friday Cheques picked up and released by Dpt. Head

12 HUMAN RESOURCES PORTFOLIO REPORT  Development of Job Postings  Director of Operations  Employment and Training Officer  Family Wellness Coordinator  Finance Clerk  Health Director  Youth Wellness Counsellor  Clerical Support Worker

13 URBAN PORTFOLIO REPORT Activities to date:  Assessing locations for an Urban Office  Seeking out funding resources  Developing a draft Urban Services Survey Next Steps….  Development/continuance of Urban Committee

14 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Community Development Fund  Establish to assist members, groups and teams in fundraising initiatives  Assist in Community Development areas  “Food Bank” services  Emergency Situations not covered by any programs  Other needs established by committee Call for committee members will be posted – please submit letter of interest

15 CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hawks Fastball Club  2012 Rambler Park Men’s Fastball League Champs Gordon Ladies  2012 FSIN Runner-up

16 Thank you to: Community for attending today Glenda McNab, Photographs QUESTIONS????


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