2020 News

  • Operation Remote Immunity Delivers COVID-19 Vaccines in Attawapiskat

    Over three successful days, Attawapiskat First Nation community members rolled up their sleeves at Kattawapiskak Elementary School to help protect their community from COVID-19. Gitchi-Meegwetch to Chief David Nakogee, community members and our partners helping to protect our elders, our people and our homeland. If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been…

  • Ornge Continues to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines in Fort Albany

    Ornge continues to deliver COVID-19 Vaccines in Fort Albany this week. Moderna COVI-19 vaccines are being delivered and the community clinic If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the on-line COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ Remember, this…

  • Partnership brings eye care to Indigenous children in northern Ontario

    Media Release Hamilton, ON (February 8, 2021) – A partnership between McMaster University and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is helping improve eye care for Indigenous children in northern Ontario. The Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE) Project aims to provide vision screening and eye examinations for all children and youth aged six months to…

  • February is Recreational Therapy Month

    During Recreational Therapy Month, may we promote awareness on ways to achieve a quality lifestyle through leisure and recreational activities especially during this pandemic. Let us continue to learn and to explore Indigenous culture by finding ways to live a healthy and meaningful lifestyle while following Public Health measures at home.  #RecreationalTherapyMonth #Culture #StayHome #StaySafe…

  • Today is World Cancer Awareness Day

    On World Cancer Day, this year’s theme is “I Am And I Will”. This campaign encourages us to remember that our actions impact the people around us and that small acts can make a difference in the world. Let us come together to produce long-lasting and positive change in our communities by spreading awareness about cancer.  #IAmAndIWill #WorldCancerAwarenessDay #WorldCancerDay2021 

  • Operation Remote Immunity Continues to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

    Operation Remote Immunity is in full swing in Kashechewan this week. Moderna COVI-19 vaccines were delivered and the community clinic is progressing successfully. There were 217 doses administered to Kashechewan community members on the first day. Attawapiskat community clinics will begin this Thursday, February 4th, Friday, February 5th and Monday, February 8th. If you think…

  • At WAHA, We Are Here to Take Care of You

    Do you have an appointment with a surgeon or specialist? Please know that as healthcare providers at WAHA, we are here to take care of you. The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) will continue to provide urgent appointments with specialist and surgeons. If you are booked for an appointment, please keep in mind that specialty clinic appointments…

  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Let us honour the legacy of Black Canadians who have made a difference in our communities and our country. As we celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed and continue to contribute to society, may we learn more about their history, cultural roots, and heritage. Their innovation, determination and resilience has inspired many to…

  • February is Psychology Month 2021

    Let us take the time to appreciate our psychologists who continue to support the public during COVID-19. Psychology Month highlights the valuable work of our Canadian psychologists. Psychologists play an important role in conducting research, testing theories, and assisting the public first- hand. Their work continues to help individuals, groups and organizations to function well…

  • One Positive Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Moose Factory

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming that as of 10 a.m. today, there is one more positive case of COVID-19 to report. In a previous statement, 1 positive case was identified in Moosonee. This brings the case count to two Positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from Moose Cree First…