Cote First Nation Health Clinic
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The overall goal of the Cote First Nation Health Clinic is to provide the Cote First Nation members with access to health services and programs that meet the needs of our children and adults, to ensure that our community is safe and that it remains a healthy, natural place to live, to learn and to grow.
Our Vison: Creating a sustainable and prosperous community for our children. Cote First Nation strives to provide equal opportunities for all members of the community to develop, enhance, and succeed in economic growth while promoting the continued social, traditional, and spiritual development of its First Nation.
Creating a new legacy for our children: Our children will grow and become our next generation of leaders; decisions made today must take into consideration their future and that of their children’s children.
Our vision statement expresses how we view the future. It is a summary of our values and the goals for our community. Vision is very important in the context of moving forward, it is important to have an idea of what the future will look like.
Our goal is to create a legacy whereby today’s youth and future generations will have the opportunity to raise their families, create businesses, find employment, build homes, and educate their children in their home community. Our connection to the land is strengthened based on our ability to speak our language and embrace our culture.
Health is viewed in a wholistic medicine wheel model in Cote First Nation. Through meetings with community members, youth, and elementary students we have been able to identify the following health concerns. The most serious are:
• Grief & Loss
• Mental Health
• Poor Housing
• Strengthening Community
Cote First Nation health services along with the support of leadership aim to address the following concerns to revitalize and strengthen their membership as well as strengthen community:
The concerns brought forward are inter-connected and linked to unresolved issues. There are many causes for these health concerns which include the aftermath of residential school trauma, family breakdown, low self-esteem, depression and lack of cultural identity issues. Through the planning of activities and more focused program delivery, our goal is to improve health outcomes for the members of the Cote First Nation.
Currently, the following First Nation and Inuit Health Branch programs are being funded:
• Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
• Children’s Oral Health Initiative
• Building Healthy Communities: Mental Health
• Brighter Futures: Wellness
• National Native Alcohol and Drug Prevention: Addictions
• Youth Solvent Abuse Program: Addictions
• Healthy Living: Public Health (CHN & CHRs)
• Communicable Disease Control & Management: Public Health (CHN & CHRs)
• Immunization Prevention – Promotion and Education
• HIV/AIDS Prevention – Promotion and Education
• Home and Community Care
• Medical Transportation: Client Insured Services & Administration
• Health Research & Engagement
• Community Facilities O & M
Community Health Representative – Ramona Tourangeau
A community health representative provides quality health preventions in the community. Liaising between parents and families.
Daycare & Head Start Program
Director – Monica Perswain
Infant Caregiver – Louisa Keshane
Toddler Caregiver – Marilyn Whitehawk
Cook / Head Start Driver – Matilda Kayseas
Head Start Teacher – Terrilynn Friday
Hours: We open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Daycare is a service for the working or school parents, our daycare fees are $10.00 a child.
Ages: infants 6 weeks to 5 years old
Closures: stat holidays, weather, unforeseen circumstances, and sometimes deaths in community
What we provide: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, birthday celebrations, holidays and go on various fun filled field trips.
What parents provide us with: pampers, milk, extra change of clothing, indoor shoes, dress appropriate for the weather.
Free program for children to attend.
Ages: 3 year olds – and 4 year olds
Children must be potty trained!
Monday and Wednesdays: 10:00am – 3:00pm (4 year olds)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm (3 years olds)
The goal of the head start program includes two objectives; firstly, to promote parental/family enhancement as a means of extending the child and parent learning experiences; and secondly, to foster the continuum of the learning process.
• teaching school readiness skills for children
• developing an appreciation for their First Nation’s Heritage
• developing socializations skills
• teaching person safety issues
• teaching about health, nutrition and healthy lifestyles
• specialized support to those who are experiancing developmental challenges
• enhancing parenting skills and their ability to interact with their chldren
• parent and community involvement/ suport for the head start program activities.
We follow 6 components: parental involvement, culture and language, education and skill development, social support, and health promotion.
Our programs are monitored and licensed by the Yorkton Tribal Council and we follow their regulations that they have set out for daycares and head start.
Mission and Vision
“We believe that children are our future, we need to teach them well and let them lead the way”
The Yorkton Tribal Council Early Childhood programs will strive to instill in our First Nations children, a sense of pride in their cultural and traditional beliefs, to encourage our children to develop a sense of pride and respect in themselves, their parents their communities and mother earth.
We will strive to foster the love of lifelong learning through education and interaction to promote the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language and cultural aspect of the child’s self-esteem and sense of self.
Director – Early childhood certificate and or diploma
Staff – Orientation to child daycare
CPR/First Aid & Safe food handling.
Criminal record checks
Home & Community Care
Cote Home and Community Care program objectives are to assist people living with chronic and acute illness in maintaining their health, well being, and independence in their own homes.
Our Home Care team consists of 1 Registered Nurse and 3 Home Health Aides. Service is provided for clients of any age or any illness or disability. Service delivery is based on assessed need and follows a case management process.
Specific Services Available:
- Home care nursing
- Client assessment and case management completed by registered nurse
- Client/caregiver teaching
- Client advocate
- Linkages and referral to other health and social services
- Home support (personal care and home management)
- Assessing and ordering specialized medical equipment and supplies
- Record keeping and data collection
- In-home respite
- Palliative care
If you know of anyone who may be in need of the above services you can contact Home Care Nurse at 306 590 7223.
N. N. A. D. A. P.
The National Native Alcohol and Drugs Addictions Program or NNADAP on Cote First Nations consists of the NNADAP Coordinator Marion Whitehawk and Counsellor James Bryant and the program is based at the Cote Health Clinic.
The purpose of the Cote NNADAP is to provide counselling to clients who are struggling with addictions and also to refer clients to detoxification and treatment centers in Saskatchewan. The NNADAP Coordinator and counsellor provide workshops to bring awareness on a variety of issues affecting the community such as family violence, prescription drug abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, substance abuse, cultural awareness, Holistic healing, and personal wellness.
The address is:
Cote Health Clinic
Phone: 306 542- 4074
Fax: 306 542-3532
Marion Whitehawk 306 590-8192