SKHC is a family and has a sense of community. I always look forward to our visits, whether it’s for Ginew’s checkups, or to connect with the Elders. We are always welcomed and made to feel at home. We take full advantage of their programs, from boy’s drumming to the full moon ceremonies. I love my SKHC.
Shkagamik-Kwe is a place where my family can go for our health and well-being, as well as help us maintain our culture.
The Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre is very important to me along my journey of health.
As a transgender man, the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre has been extremely respectful in acknowledging my wishes in starting my transformation from female to male. The SKHC team has educated themselves on how to better support my community by enabling a few transgender services in Northern Ontario. Miigwetch.
Hans Matthews has served on several Boards and held numerous volunteer and employment positions. these include, as a board member of the National Energy Board, he has been in advisory roles with Rio Tinto Minerals, and the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC). He worked as Geologist for Mohawk Garnet and Glencore, Director of PwC, and in Managerial capacities for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Barrick Gold Corporation. Recently he was Councillor for Wahnapitae First Nation, an elected position he held for 4 years. In addition to the above, he is also a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), and he is the Board Chair to the Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre.
Hans has a Bachelor’s of Science from Brock University in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences with honors, and has completed courses toward a Masters of Science at Western University in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. He has published a paper related to climate change titled Late Wisconsin White Spruce ((Picea glauca moench) at Brampton Ontario in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1980) and completed a project on the Post glacial history of the Toronto Area in 1980. In his spare time he enjoys canoeing and oil painting.
Hans is proud of his son who has become a successful entrepreneur. Hans Matthews
Ms. Recollet is the Executive Director of the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre since march of 2010. Previous to this post, Angela was the lead in aboriginal affairs at Laurentian University from 1994-2010. Cumulatively, she has extensive experience working with the aboriginal community both as an advocate in education and in improving the general living and health conditions of aboriginal populations. Some of her experience at the governance level includes: the northern Ontario School of medicine Board of Director, Social planning Council Board of Directors, Board of Directors for the Association of Ontario Health Centres.. She also participates as and external advisor to the ministry of Corrections and Community Safety. Most recently she has been appointed the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Her leadership strengths have led to numerous community engagements increasing the visibility of aboriginal people’s accomplishments. She has participated in building numerous community partnerships in the area of health and education. additional engagements include her participation for the inclusion of First peoples on the Bridge of nations, and she is one of the founding co-chairs of the first northern aboriginal Festival in April of 2008.
Angela walks with integrity, dignity and respect in all that she does. She is passionate and stands true to her world view of natural law, and her tenet of making healthy choices for our seventh generations. Angela Recollet