October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Natalie Sveinsson is the Stanton Breast Screening Program Booking Coordinator. For nearly 12 years, she has been working to help improve awareness and enhance breast screening accessibility in the NWT.
Today is Community Health Representative (CHR) Day and we would like to celebrate the great work that our CHR’s do in communities across the NWT.
On June 24, Premier Caroline Cochrane presented the NWT Family Medicine Residency Program with the 2021-22 Premier’s Award for Excellence for their work involving a partnership between NWT health and social services authorities and, the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine.
In May, the residents of Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation were ordered to evacuate due to flooding and in support of those affected, an evacuation centre was opened in Yellowknife.
Today is the International Day of the Midwife. All over the world and from the very beginnings of human communities there have been people who were drawn to the work of supporting and caring for birthing people. Many midwives describe it as a “calling”.