Edition - Sping 2015

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We are pleased to send you the 1stedition ofThe Rising Sunin a digital format. This new edition aims to highlight the best practices of the First Nations communities and organisations, provide you with information on one-off events and promising projects, share various job offers and new publications with you, and much more.

We hope that this new communication method will further contribute to bringing the FNQLHSSC closer to its clientele and partners and that is why we would like to encourage you to participate in the development of future editions. Texts must be submitted to Ms. Chantal Cleary, Communications Officer, at the following email address:chantal.cleary@cssspnql.com.

Over the next year,The Rising Sunwill be published four (4) times, including three (3) editions in a digital format and one (1) edition in a paper format that will be distributed during the FNQLHSSC's Annual General Assembly that will be held in July 2015.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach and that it will spark your interest! Please do not hesitate to share the newsletter with your staff and to send us your comments. Happy reading!




FIRST LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR THE FIRST
NATIONS YOUTH OF QUEBEC

Avideo that shows a unique experience
full of discovery and dreams!

From October 1 to 6, 2014, 45 youth aged 10 to 14 from 16 communities across Quebec were given the opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary experience and participate in the first leadership camp
for First Nations youth in Quyon, near Ottawa.(Cont'd)


A POSITIVE AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

Under the theme “Take Action Today, for a Healthy Future”,the First Nations Health Forum was held in Quebec City from February 24 to 26.
(Cont'd)


SAMIAN BECOMES THE SPONSOR
FOR THE NEW PATHWAYS FOUNDATION

The New Pathways Foundation, whose primary objective is to meet the challenges
that First Nations children, youth and families are faced with on a daily basis, is proud to announce
that Algonquin singer Samian has agreed to lend his support and become its sponsor.(Cont'd)


SIGNATURE OF A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Suicide Prevention Training
signed by theAssociation québécoise de prevention du suicide(AQPS) and FNQLHSSC


Collaboration to work together in the development of programs,
services and strategies between partners providing services to First Nations
is essential and paramount to ensure the best services are available.(Cont'd)


SERVING FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN:

FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR CERTIFICATE
IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ByJean-François Ducharme(UQAM)

Students of the first French cohort of the First Nations who were registered
in the early childhood education certificate program celebrated the end of their studies,
last September 26th, at the Longueuil Campus.(Cont'd)


THREE MANAGERS FROM THE FNQLHSSC
RECEIVE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The FNQLHSSC would like to congratulateSophie Picard, Health Manager,
on her nomination as a recipient of the "First Nation Health Managers Association President's Award.

This great honour was awarded to her for her leadership at the regional and national levels
as well as for her commitment to the development and certification
of health directors from coast to coast across Canada.(Cont'd)


NEW DIABETIC RETINOPATHY NURSES
AND TECHNICIANS / INSTRUCTORS

The FNQLHSSC took the opportunity at the Health Forum to honour four new diabetic
retinopathy technicians/instructors. In order to ensure the continuity of the service and to transfer
expertise to First Nations, these technicians/instructors received training in order to provide training
in communities that have experienced a staff turnover and are without nurses or technicians
to screen for diabetic retinopathy.
(Cont'd)

WINNERS OF THE "THIS IS MY CAMPAIGN" CONTEST(Read)

INNU MESHKENU – THE AWARENESS WALK BY Dr. STANLEY VOLLANT CONTINUES!(Read)

NAIG COUNCIL CELEBRATES THE CONTINUING SUCCESS OF THE GAMES: COUNCIL PREPARES TO LAUNCH THE BID PROCESS FOR THE 2017 NAIG(Read)

TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE REALITIES OF FIRST NATIONS: PRE-CLINICAL TRAINING FOR A MEDICAL STUDENT AT THE MINOWÉ CLINIC(Read)

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM AT LAVAL UNIVERSITY(Read)

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS: PRESONAL CREDITS DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED(Read)

Véronique Duchesneau, a Wendat from the community of Wendake, assumed her duties last December 1stas theSocial Development Programs Advisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychoeducation and she has worked as a Pikwadin Officer for theCentre de développement de la formation et de la main-d’œuvre Wendat(CDFM).(Cont'd)

THE AFNQL AND THE FNQLHSSC FILED FILER A PAPER ON BILL No. 10
An Act to modify the organisation and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies

NEW EDITION OF THEFIRST NATIONS IN QUEBEC AND LABRADOR'S RESEARCH PROTOCOL
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is proud to release the latest version of the research protocol, the2014 First Nations in Quebec and Labrador’s Research Protocol.

SPECIAL REPORT FROM THE CHRC ON DISCRIMINATION
Freedom from discrimination remains an elusive goal for Aboriginal people in Canada: Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)Report

NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

PLAN D'ACTION INTERMINISTÉRIEL EN ITINÉRANCE 2015-2020
(free translation: 2015-2020 interdepartmental action plan on homelessness)

NEW WEBSITE: LISTUGUJ HAVEN HOUSE

ANNOUNCING STOP FAMILY VIOLENCE
New one-stop online source of information and resources about family violence

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE CANADIAN COUNCIL ON THESOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

THE RBC LEARN TO PLAY PROJECT -GRANT OPPORTUNITIES



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