Health Centre Updates June 2017

Jun. 21/17

Does anyone want to help plant our Community Garden?

Call Chris at the Health Centre 250-740-2337


We Also Are Looking For a Name For Our Garden Area

Enter Our Contest, To Win A $100.00 Gift Certificate To Country Grocer

Entry forms at the Health Center starting June 20, 2017 or    enter online at

Be sure to include your name and contact info along with the name for the garden.

Winner will be chosen June 27th.


Art Workshops

Where: Health Centre

When: Mondays - Ongoing for 6 weeks

Time: Drop-ins welcome!


Chris Leischner - 250-740-2337

Sandra Doreen Good - 250-722-0006


Addiction Treatment

For anyone who is thinking about addiction treatment there are a few things you should know…


Applying for a treatment program can take up to 6 visits with your counsellor:

· Lots of paper work

· A doctors report

· A TB test

· And then you have to wait to get a bed,

· Sometimes as long as 6 months or more


RIGHT NOW Kackaamin is not taking anyone until Nov. 1, 2017 and it is our only family program.

If you have been thinking about treatment, then you need to make an appointment with our Drug and Alcohol counsellor soon so you have support as you wait to hear if you will be accepted into treatment.

Please contact the Health Centre at 250-740-2337.


Snuneymuxw First Nations Canoe Journey Team

We will be having INFORMATION SESSIONS for anyone who is interested in finding out more about Tribal Journeys 2017 and how to attend and paddle with the team.

Please feel free to stop by at any time:

Mondays between 6pm- 8pm at the Health Centre Kitchen

Sign up forms will be provided if you attend the information session.

If you would like more information please contact Lisa Hanuse at 250-740-2345.


Youth Complex Trauma

Complex Trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature, and the wide-ranging, long-term impact of this exposure.

These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect. They usually begin early in life and can disrupt many aspects of the child’s development and the very formation of a self. Since they often occur in the context of the child’s relationship with a caregiver, they interfere with the child’s ability to form a secure attachment bond.

Click here for more information and resources.


Island Farms, Natrel milk recalled on Vancouver Island

RCMP are investigating after Island Farms dairy recalled some of the milk products its distributes on Vancouver Island, due to what a federal agency calls "harmful extraneous material."

The products include Island Farms, Lucerne and Natrel milk in one-, two- and four-litre plastic jugs.

This recall may also include Blue Harbour Fish brand products, because of the milk contamination.

Please take these products back to where you purchased them for a full refund.