First Nations and Metis health and wellness champions will be gathering at Fort William First Nation in August to critique the progress the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has progressed on the its Aboriginal mandate.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine Aboriginal Workshop
Date: August 1, 2, 3, 2006
Location: In person (Fort William First Nation) & Online (live video feed & online discussions).
Addressing the needs, concerns and vision of the Aboriginal peoples in Northern Ontario has been a cornerstone of the Northern Ontario Medical School. NOSM is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the efforts of the medical school to serve the health needs of Aboriginal peoples, on and off-reserve and to share your thoughts, concerns and ideas about what role NOSM can play in closing the health and wellness gaps of First Nations communities.
The workshop takes place in a face-to-face gathering in Fort William First Nation and on-line August 1, 2, 3, 2006. It will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the progress that NOSM has made in addressing the issues raised by First Nations and Metis peoples raised during the first Aboriginal Workshop in the Anishinaabeg community of Wauzhushk Onigum near Kenora (June 10 - 12, 2003). The full text of the Follow Your Dreams workshop report is available in English, French and Cree on-line.
This workshop is part of a regional consultation that includes all members organizations that form the Aboriginal Reference Group of the medical school.
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to comment on the work of the Northern Ontario Medical School in five critical areas, including:
The workshop will be conducted face-to-face in Fort William First Nation, via video conference and webcast technologies by K-Net Services.
The workshop will be archived and made available from the conference website at http://www.meeting.knet.ca
The NOSM Aboriginal Workshop will be conducted through face-to-face encounters in Fort William First Nation, through videoconference and online (webcast) technologies for the leadership, Directors of Health, CHRs, Community Telehealth Coordinators (CTCs) and other community-based health and wellness champions at the local and regional level who want to learn more about the work of the medical school and to share their ideas about well the NOSM has been in addressing the issues raised in the first Aboriginal Workshop three years ago. The Aboriginal Workshop is part of a regional consultation being conducted by the NOSM as part of its commitment to increase the numbers of Aboriginal medical doctors and to improve the levels of health and wellness in Northern Ontario.
August 1,2,3, 2006, live presentations will take place starting at 09:00 am Eastern Standard Time. Presentations will also be archived and available for viewing at any time from http://www.meeting.knet.ca
Live workshops will be conducted through videoconference and webcast technologies. Archived versions of the presentations can be accessed through the K-Net Meeting area http://www.meeting.knet.ca
Each First Nations and Metis organization which are members of the Northern Ontario Medical School Aboriginal Reference Group will select a list of delegates to participate in the Aboriginal Workshop. Delegates should represent a broad range of interests, age groups and gender from the broad range of the Aboriginal community, on and off reserve across Northern Ontario.