In the News

Anishinaabek Dementia Care Website Launch

July 29, 2020


Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, in collaboration with Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), and N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre are pleased to launch a new website dedicated to building sustainable community-owned and directed strategies that support healthy aging and dementia care in Indigenous communities, with a focus on cultural safety and trauma-informed care.

This project will support Indigenous communities in their understanding of dementia and the risk for dementia due to multiple chronic conditions (more than 2 chronic conditions). Improved understanding of the impact of dementia on persons, families, and communities will lead to better support from health care providers and for persons and families living with dementia. The intent is increased opportunity in Indigenous communities to work with the Aging at Home programs and other service providers to discover and create supports, build collaborative relationships, and learn from each other.

This project is funded by a Knowledge Mobilization Grant from the Province of Ontario. The funding allows for Indigenous ways of knowing to be used to help the community imagine and create evidence-informed, relevant, and meaningful health care services for persons living with or at risk of developing dementia. This grant puts resources, money, people, and processes into the communities.

You can view the website at

For more information, or to arrange a media interview, contact Michael-Ann MacLean, Research Projects Coordinator at Noojmowin Teg Health Centre…(705) 368-1211 ext.290 or at

Notice to Public: Reopening

July 16, 2020


At Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, our collective health and wellbeing is important. In partnership with Mnaamadzawin Health Services, we are slowly reintroducing in-person appointments for our clients at our main location in Aundeck Omni Kaning; this will be done on a case by base assessment.  While we are still encouraging virtual appointments, if an in-person appointment is needed, expect the following:
  • Covid-19 screening questions the day of your appointment;
  • Wait in your vehicle/outside the doors of Noojmowin Teg until a staff member signals you to come in;
  • Required to wear a face-covering for your in-person appointment unless you meet a strict medical exemption;
Small group activities are also being assessed and planned by Noojmowin Teg staff.  Each event is carefully assessed and planned to ensure that participants and staff are maintaining and adhering to good public practices such as frequent hand washing, cleaning of high touch surfaces, physical distancing, and wearing a face-covering when needed.  

As we follow guidelines and direction of Public Health Sudbury & Districts, please know that this plan may change depending on Covid-19 cases on Manitoulin Island and as we begin to understand more about this virus, its transmission and best practices to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at (705) 368-0083 or by email at ;

Clients and Community

March 20, 2020

Dear Clients and Community,

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre provides culturally relevant services and is committed to support and promote the overall wholistic health and well-being of Anishinabek individuals, families and communities within the District of Manitoulin and area. We continue to take ongoing preparations and affirmative action in response to COVID-19 and want to thank our clients and partners for your patience as we make changes to the delivery of services. The following services are available and provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre to the First Nation and Indigenous community.

Primary and clinical care essential services are available in person as deemed necessary, or by phone and video conferencing. This includes access to nurse practitioners, physicians, RPNS, and diabetes footcare.

Aging at Home Transportation Service will continue to operate as an essential service to clients aged 55+ years and over for medical appointments and local grocery shopping trips only. The below healthcare services are available by phone and/or video conferencing:

• Dietitians, diabetes team, health care navigation and geriatric social worker services

• Mental health and addictions counselling services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area

• Traditional healer services and cultural support services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre would like to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing. Please stay at home, limit the of use public transport, avoid visitors to your home, only run errands which are deemed necessary such as grocery and medical.

If you are a community member or Anishinabek elder looking for support at this time and would like a social call/check-in, please email or call (705) 368-0083.

If you are having a crisis or feeling overwhelmed, please call the 24-hour Crisis Line (705) 674-4760.

If you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, please contact your primary health care provider, do not go into emergency. A COVID-19 self-assessment is available at: If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

We are committed to keeping you informed with the latest updates from trusted, health sources regarding the virus, offering helpful advice on protecting yourself and your loved ones, and ways to assist you in making things much easier during this unusually confusing time.

Visit our website for an update list of resources and information related to COVID-19:

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre recognizes the work of all our health care providers and front-line workers at this very stressful time. Each day, we light a sacred fire and send our prayers for our medical community, providers and community members.

In solidarity and with respect,

Pam Williamson
Executive Director
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre


Protect yourself from COVID-19

If you are experiencing symptoms, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, please self-isolate and contact the Manitoulin Health Centre to book an appointment. To book an appointment, call (705) 368-2300 during regular business hours. 

When you go out, make sure to follow public health guidance—wash your hands, cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, follow all the steps of physical distancing, wear your face covering, and stay home when ill.

If you are having difficulty breathing or are experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911.

Vaccine Clinics:

How to book an vaccine appointment
Appointments can be booked online through the provincial online booking system at and through the local call centre at 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505). 

Manitoulin Vaccine Clinics 
In partnership with Manitoulin Health Centre, Mnaamodzawin Health Services and Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Every Thursday beginning January 20th - February 26th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4 Directions Complex
1300 HWY 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning

**Walk-ins accepted, you may also call Noojmowin Teg Health Centre at (705) 368-0083 ext. 201 to make an appointment and inquire about transporation services. 

UPDATE: February 9th, 2022

  • Booster doses (third doses) should be offered to the following populations at a minimum interval of three months (84 days) or longer between their second and booster dose:
    • First Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals who are 12 years of age and older, and
    • Non-indigenous individuals who are either 12-17 years of age and have an underlying medical condition as per Ontario Ministry of Health Guidance, third dose recommendations document,
    • Health Care Workers who are 16 years of age and older and individuals who are 18 years of age and older are eligible.



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**Update from PHSD - November 26, 2021
MEMO TO: All Business and Organizations (Workplaces) within Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ Service Area 
Subject: Strong Recommendations for Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures


Call Telehealth Ontario at:

Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000

Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007

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Innovative Noojmowin Teg program tests elementary fitness

Manitoulin Expositor | by Michael Erskine | April 3, 2019


AUNDECK OMNI KANING—The sound of bouncing balls and laughter filled the gymnasium at the Four Directions Complex recently as Noojmowin Teg Health Centre staff could be seen carefully recording data on their clipboards.

“We were doing a series of physical literacy assessments,” explained Nelson Wood, Healthy Living coordinator for Noojmowin Teg. “We invited all of the Manitoulin schools with Grades 4 and 8 First Nations students.”

The goal of the new testing program is to first discover a baseline for physical literacy of the students... Read full article »

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Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-0083 | Confidential Fax: 866-232-6160 |

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705) 862-7991