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Child Care Under Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy

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Nikitah Dumas

Community Health Representative

Hello fellow community members,

My name is Nikitah Dumas, I’ve been recently hired as your new Community Health Representative. I believe that I’m an easy-going person who enjoys spending time with family and friends. Most days I’m with my niece Gracyn or just sitting at home watching tv/checking out the internet.

As the CHR my job duties include working closely with Amanda (LPN) and Sharon (Nurse) to provide and promote health education to people of all ages. Other duties include working with environmental health (homes, water, etc), helping people get access to treatment (emergencies, appointments, etc), and several other things.

So if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the Health Centre.

204-732-2076 ext 230.

Sharon Myhre

Community Health Nurse

I have been the Community Health Nurse here since June 2013. I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and my entire nursing experience has been in the area of community health.

As your Health Nurse, I work with community members of all ages to promote health and prevent illness. Some of the ways I do this are by providing immunizations, following up communicable diseases and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Another focus of my work is maternal-child health. This includes prenatal teaching and postnatal follow-up, meeting with clients one-on-one as well as participating in the CPNP program.

I try to work closely with the Prairie Mountain Health public health nurse who comes to the Crane River Community to make sure that our people receive the best available services. There is now a Mobile Clinic coming to the Reserve on Mondays as well as same-day prescription delivery from Ste. Rose Pharmacy to the Health Centre. This service is available to everyone at the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi, Crane River Community and surrounding area. The nurse practitioner in the mobile clinic can be the primary medical provider for folks who do not have a family doctor. We look forward to having Telehealth service in the near future also.

I encourage all community members to call or drop in to the Health Centre or the Mobile Clinic if you have any questions or concerns. Another great resource is Health Links where you can consult a nurse any time of the day or night


Elizabeth McKay

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

My name is Elizabeth Mckay; I work with the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative. Some of the programs I have are Foot Care, which is provided to the community members on the first Tuesday of every month. Diabetes Integration Project Dauphin mobile team is also here every 3 months for 2 days. We also have Healthy bingos; gift certificates are provided and are valued at $20.00 with a limit of 2 wins.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program is for prenatal and postnatal women, to improve the health of pregnant women and encourage them to breastfeed. Another thing that we have is cooking classes which are held every 3 months. So eat healthy and be active.

Susan Mckay

Medical Transportation

A 48 hour notice should be given for medical or dental appointments. Please phone the Health Centre 204-732-2076 and ask for Susie, if not available leave a message. Please phone during office hours. 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Clients are encouraged to use the Medical Van for all medical or dental appointments.

Please note that private mileage will only be given when no medical van is available or health related reasons and must be approved. Medical Vans will not operate after hours or weekends. Call the ambulance 204-447-3200. Any complaints or concerns should be made in writing and forwarded to the Health Director Norine Moar.

Chrissy Beaulieu

Building Health Communities and Brighter Futures Initiative Program

Hello my name is Chrissy Beaulieu. I coordinate the Building health communities and brighter futures initiative program in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation. I enjoy interacting with the community. I always had a passion for health. I started working for O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation Health on May 26, 2014. I enjoy everyday of it. I learn so much from the people and the health team.

I graduated from the Winnipegosis High School in 2006. From there I moves to Brandon Mb, and continued my education at the Brandon University. I completed two years’ in bachelor of nursing, but was not able to finish the four-year program due to finances. I then started working as a health care aid in Brandon. I also worked for the Brandon Friendship centre as a culture coordinator. I had many other jobs and training, but don’t want to bore you! Ahah!

I move to O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation in 2009. I am married to Ellis Beaulieu; he grew up here in the first nation. This is what brought me to the beautiful land of O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi. We decided to start a family, we have one son and two daughters’. My husband has an older son as well.

I am a very easy person to talk to, so if you ever need to talk to someone I encourage you to stop by my office and have a chat and a coffee or tea. Below is a brief description of what the programs offer to the First Nation. Also, if anyone has any ides of what they might want done in the community please shot them my way. 

The Brighter Futures initiative program and the Building Healthy Communities program were introduced in the early 1990's (1992 and 1994 respectively) to assist First Nations and Inuit communities to develop community-based approaches to better health.

The Brighter Futures initiative program is a community-based health promotion and ill-health prevention program for First Nations. The program typically, promotes health and prevents ill-health through learning-related activities that strive to increase awareness, change attitudes, build knowledge and enhance skills. The program is made up of five components:

Mental Health * Child Development * Parenting * Healthy Babies * Injury Prevention

The Building Healthy Communities program is designed to assist First Nations to develop community-based approaches to youth solvent abuse and mental health crises, the two components of the program. First Nations communities have the flexibility to determine which program component(s) to provide community-based programs, services and/or activities in.

To learn more about Brighter Futures and Building Healthy Communities, contact Chrissy Beaulieu for more information.

Amanda BetteRidge


My name is Amanda BetteRidge, LPN. I work at the Health Centre as the Home & Community Care Nurse/Coordinator. I enjoy playing bingo, camping, fishing, quad riding and watching Coronation Street before supper.

My job duties and expectations are home visits, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, dressing changes, ordering of medications or supplies. Even equipment for the home to make it easier for you to stay at home at a comfortable level of care so you are able to do all the Activities of Daily Living. At times l may have equipment to loan out but needs to be brought back for the next person. As the home care nurse, I do a lot of other things that is a more complex in those cases it would be on an individual basis.

Anyone could make a referral to the home care program if you feel that someone you know that needs any assistance at home please feel free to contact myself at the Health Centre.

204-732-2076 ext 236

Montana Malcolm

Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Hello my name is Montana Malcolm, I live here in Crane River. I work at the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation Health Centre as the NADAP Worker which stands for Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program. I’m willing to work towards facilitating and participating in prevention activities in the community. The awareness of the effects of alcohol, drugs, and solvent usage, to coordinate and participate in community education and awareness courses. Activities such as health fairs, workshops, and information sessions. Assist in mental health and wellness activities planning and development. Develop content information for schools on alcohol and drug abuse.

Contact info

Health Centre: 204-732-2076 ext 223
Office hours: 8:30 am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Mary Eastman


Hello everyone, My name is Mary Eastman and I’m the Receptionist here at the Health Centre. I’m here to answer your calls and help you out whenever you need it. I also do the filing and many other things.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter Gracyn and family as well.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call us

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