Health

Program Description

Our Health Program is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of First Nations communities in Epekwitk (PEI). We focus on the effective and efficient delivery of clinical services, program development, education and awareness, holistic care, and health promotion. 

We work collaboratively with First Nations to help build capacity within communities by improving access to health programs and services, increasing awareness of supports, and advocating for the health priorities of First Nations people.

Our program aims to:

  • Improve access to health programs and services for First Nation communities.
  • Empower Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq to manage their health and well-being. 
  • Increase awareness of the health and wellness programs available in Epekwitk(PEI).
  • Strengthen capacity within First Nation communities to address unique health and safety concerns. 
  • Advocate for the health and wellness needs of First Nations people and communities in PEI.
  • Foster collaboration with government organizations, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous organizations.
  • Ensure the health and wellness needs of Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq are reflected in health policies, programs, and procedures. 
Nurture your mind, body, and spirit

Support for Survivors

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI is committed to supporting survivors and their families in their healing journey. Our dedicated team provides health support services such as community-based emotional support and cultural services which may include facilitating time with Elders and traditional healers.  

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line provides 24-hour crisis support to former Indian Residential School students and their families toll-free at 1-866-925-4419.

Individuals impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are encouraged to contact the MMIWG Crisis Line toll-free at 1-844-413-6649.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis seeking immediate emotional support can contact the Hope for Wellness Help Line toll-free at 1-855-242-3310, or by online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.

Together, we can strive for a healthy, empowered, and resilient Mi’kmaq community.

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