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The Cowessess First Nation Health Department is very proud of its legacy of promoting health and wellness in the community. At the inception of the community based health services the “Community Health Representative” (CHR) role was established in the early 80’s. Cowessess was one of the first grass roots communities to actually employ a Band Employed Nurse in the early 90’s as well as participating in the Pre-Health Transfer Study in 1995. The department has evolved from a staff of 4 to 17 over the past ten + years.

The Health & Social Development Department provides a quality professional health services to all community members. They are the stewards of developing; implementing and establishing effective programs and services that promote independent living, quality care givers, as well as recognizing the role of traditional methods and practices.

The Health & Social Development promotes and assists the community to live a balanced lifestyle. It includes healthy and immunization program for babies, regular doctor day, social assistance program, homecare and special care aide services, community nursing program and services, day care, addictions specialist, medical transportation program, etc.

The social impact of the health department is reflective in the community well being statistics that are generated by Statistics Canada. The methodology used for assessing the social impact is based on the program growth and stability. Therefore, the social impact has created the desire and need to continue to build and sustain a positive community that promotes well-balanced lifestyles.

Our Vision & Mission

“To enhance the quality of life through healing and understanding by providing holistic health services that support community members to lead a balanced lifestyle.”

Debbie Delorme,
Oct 27, 2016, 3:06 PM