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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.

 

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.

Building Healthy Communities | Respecting Traditional Values

Traditional Programs

In our efforts for cultural revitalization we are honoured to promote Culture as Treatment.  Our traditional program is the heart of the centre celebrating our maintenance and evolution in traditional healing practices.

Community Programs

The Centre offers an array of community programs tailored to our growing population.  Our community programs are delivered in a culturally safe environment,  free of judgement.  Make SKHC your home away from home.

Primary Care

SKHC encompasses a diverse inter-professional Primary Care team with a wide range of services.  The Primary Care team  works in partnership with the Traditional Program team. This unique relationhip enables the team to offer our clients high quality primary care  while encompassing traditional healing practices.

Who we Serve

Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre (SKHC) is an Aboriginal Health Access Centre (AHAC) dedicated to providing equal access to quality health care to First Nation, Métis and Inuit individuals and their families who live in the City of Greater Sudbury, or who reside on Henvey Inlet First Nation, Magnetawan First Nation or Wahnapitae First Nation.

We are a culturally based wholistic health centre dedicated to balanced and healthy lifestyles. Programs and services support traditional Aboriginal values encompassing the connectedness of emotional, spiritual, physical and mental well-being.

Accessing the Woven Blanket Model of Care

The Woven Blanket Model of Care at SKHC involves the mutual commitment by all Staff to work towards the shared goal of improvement in the overall health of an SKHC client.  The relationship that the SKHC  team have with the client is to support the person to take a major degree of responsibility for his or her care.  As part of the “Woven Blanket Model of Care”, the partnership is a genuinely equal one with no helper being subservient nor superior.

Shkagamik–Kwe Health Centre offers a full service medical clinic with a team of practitioners that work with the Woven Blanket Model of care to assist clients to help them lead healthy lives.  Our Primary Care team provides primary medical care coupled with traditional approaches to health and wellbeing. 

 

To become a primary care client of the SKHC Clinic you can call our main site at 705-675-1596 to arrange an appointment with our intake coordinator.  The Clinic is accessible to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis residents residing in the City of Greater Sudbury, Wahnapitae, Magnetewan, and Henvey Inlet First Nations.

 

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