CALL TO ACTION
INDIGENOUS MEDICAL ALLIANCE
We're happy to announce that the Kingston community filled over 1.5 20ft containers with medical supplies and equipment on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. Items included electric bath lifts, wheelchairs, 2 hospital beds, various walkers, wound care supplies and more. A huge thank you to Capital Movers & Storage | Walker's Van & Storage for supplying the trucks and containers, Canadian Tire for letting us use their parking lot, the Independent Order of the Oddfellows and Rebekahs of Harrowsmith for supplying a truck and trailer full of medical supplies! Thank you to Dana Bell who volunteered her time to help us moving supplies and a huge thank you to the Kingston and surrounding communities for your generous donations of medical supplies and support. Our next steps are to clean the supplies and move the shipping containers to Keewaytinook Okimakanak's storage unit in Balmertown so that they will be dispersed to clients who desperately need such supplies. Stay tuned as we will be having a clean up day within the next few weeks and are looking for volunteers. If you have some ideas for fundraisers or would like to donate, please donate at www.truenorthaid.ca/donate and mention the Indigenous Medical Alliance. Thank you, Kingston!!
Our Mission and Who We Are
Indigenous Medical Alliance is a project under the umbrella of True North Aid designed to support the healthcare needs and requirements of individuals living in our Northern communities.
In Canada, Indigenous peoples face the biggest health inequities compared to their non-Indigenous counter parts.
Our objective is to help close the gap between government and the people requiring services relating to their health. This includes access to medical equipment that they may not be able to completely afford or locate within their communities throughout northern Canada.
For More Information or to help,
Please contact: Amanda Stolk or Michael Amesse
Learn More About Inequalities in Health Care for Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Want to learn more about the inequalities Indigenous peoples face in Northern Communities? Please click the button below.
CFRC Kingston - Aboriginal Voices Interview -
July 24th, 2018
NEW PROJECT 2018
Northern Chiefs Council of Keewaytinook Okimakanak
Communities in Keewaytinook Okimakanak
For more information please visit: http://www.kochiefs.ca/
Past Project: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
On August 19th, 2017, through partnerships with local businesses, agencies and charities in the city of Kingston, medical supplies with a value of more than $100,000 was collected for six Northern Ontario communities located on the James Bay. Items were collected, cleaned and sanatized, packaged and labelled and flown from Kingston to Moose Factory, Ontario.The supplies were then distributed by the Rehabilitation Services Team at the Weeneebayko Area Hospital to communities serviced by WAHA: Attawapiskat, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Peawanuck and Kaschewan.
Special thanks to the Weeeneebayko Area Health Authority’s rehabilitation services program and their occupational therapy team, YGK Airport, V2 Innovations, Habitat for Humanity ReStore Kingston, Central Airways and Air Creebec for their assistance with storage and distribution.
Items included were walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, rails, air cast boots and various other supplies.
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