FMCC board members present at Manitoba First Nations conference

The “Smoke Signals of the Future: Information From the Roots” conference in Winnipeg had two presentations on the agenda from FMCC representatives. Both presentations were made by video / skype to participants in Winnipeg. Participants at the conference included members of First Nations across Manitoba with a strong representation from youth. On February 8, FMCC[…]

Feb 2017 — National First Nations eHealth Conference & Manitoba First Nations ICT Summit

FMCC member organization Nanaandawewigamig (First Nation Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba) is hosting two upcoming conferences on First Nations ICT initiatives: Nanaandawewigamig will be hosting the 1st ever in Canada: National First Nations eHealth Conference on February 6 to 7, 2017, and following with our 2ND Annual Manitoba First Nations ICT Summit on February 8[…]

Bringing Healthcare Closer to First Nations Communities in B.C.

As of March 6, 2015, after months of planning, the Telehealth​ Expansion Project (FNTEP) is set to deploy new clinical telehealth equipment, beginning with Coastal and Interior communities in British Columbia. The telehealth equipment will offer rural communities (such as Anahim Lake, Klemtu, Three Corners, Bella Coola, Hartley Bay and many others) the opportunity to access healthcare[…]

Community Hubs and First Nations in B.C.

Community Hubs, Health and First Nations – British Columbia Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 05:32 AM By Mark Matthew When the Transformative Change Accord (TCA), the First Nations Health PlanTripartite First Nations Help Plan (TFNHP) were signed, First Nations Health Directors and Managers in B.C. made it clear that implementing the TFNHP was not something that[…]

Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Metis Program: @YourSide Colleague ®

Canada Saturday, 8 December 2012, 08:01 PM @YourSide Colleague®  is a knowledge-sharing platform provided by the First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) program at Saint Elizabeth to health care providers working in FNIM communities across Canada. The program provides access to 11 internet based professional development courses at no cost to providers working for or with[…]

Cowichan Tribes and the Mustimuhw Health Data Management System

Cowichan Tribes – British Columbia Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 11:25 AM Mustimuhw (pronounced: Moose-tee-mook) is a Coast Salish word meaning “all of the people”. It is also the name of a community electronic medical record (cEMR) management system developed byCowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island. It is currently used by First Nations across B.C., Saskatchewan and[…]

The Manitoba First Nations Technology Council (MFNTC)

Manitoba – Manitoba Friday, 21 September 2012, 05:33 PM The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) recently established the Manitoba First Nations Technology Council (MFNTC). This new organization consolidates broadband advocacy work to enhance the voice of Manitoba’s First Nations with regards to technology development in the province. It was formed with the support of two[…]

KOTM Facilitates Chiefs Forum on H1N1 Through Videoconferencing

Northern Ontario and Manitoba – -Canada Friday, 31 August 2012, 01:32 PM In spring of 2009, the was a significant health threat in communities across the country. Since people have no natural immunity against the virus, it resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada. To help combat the disease in Ontario communities, organized in-person workshops[…]

Fort Severn First Nation’s Broadband Leadership Gains Recognition

Fort Severn – Ontario Monday, 20 February 2012, 12:13 PM Fort Severn First Nation’s Broadband Leadership Gains Recognition Videocom Press Release, Feb 7, 2012 Two research papers from Fort Severn First Nation are published this month. The story of the community’s leadership with broadband technologies is being shared with many Canadian and international researchers and[…]

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine : Supporting Community Wellness

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine (KOTM), operated under the Northern Chiefs Tribal Council in northwestern Ontario, is a success story of a community-led and community-driven telehealth initiative. KOTM offers a wide array of services, of which telemental health is one. KOTM has used videoconferencing for telepsychiatry since 2002, and was involved in a ground-breaking telepsychiatry project in[…]