• Globe and Mail: Planning, trust led to COVID-19 vaccination success in Northern Ontario First Nations

    On April 11, 2021, the Globe and Mail wrote a piece on the success of the vaccination in Northern Ontario First Nations communities including the James and Hudson Bay Region. “Lynne Innes, president and chief executive officer of Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) in Moose Factory, which provides public health care to six communities along…

  • Happy National Medical Laboratory Week

    During National Medical Laboratory Week, we are encouraging you to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do. Did you know? There are 1.2 million laboratory tests performed every day by medical laboratory professionals in Canada. Who are Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs)? MLTs analyze tissue samples, blood, and…

  • WAHA Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

    During National Medical Laboratory Week from April 11th-17th , we are encouraging you to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do. Did you know?There are 1.2 million laboratory tests performed every day by medical laboratory professionals in Canada. Who are Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs)? MLTs analyze tissue…

  • Celebrating Our Dental Team

    The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, celebrated annually April 4-10, 2021. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession, this annual event is sponsored by the…

  • Ontario Emergency Stay At Home Order

    As of April 8th, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government enacts the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order. Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done…

  • Congratulations to Dr. Homer Tien on his role as the Chair of the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Task Force

    WAHA congratulates Dr. Homer Tien, President and CEO of Ornge on his role as the new lead for the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. “I have the utmost confidence in his skills and ability to complete the task,” said Lynne Innes, President & CEO of WAHA. Read the full article below. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dr-homer-tien-ornge-air-ambulance-ceo-operational-lead-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-task-force-1.5975418

  • Ontario moves into 4 week Lockdown

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. As of April 3rd, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government will be imposing a provincewide emergency break that will be in place for at least four weeks. Visit here for details of the Provincewide emergency brake If you are vaccinated,…

  • COVID-19 Public Health Framework Yellow Zone Restrict

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. Starting March 19, 2021 at 12:01 the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area will be in the yellow zone – Protect. As we move to yellow, it is crucial to continue following public health measures put in place for your safety.…

  • News update: New Regional Health Campus in Moosonee and Moose Factory

    Exciting news resounds throughout the Moose Cree territory, also known as the traditional lands of the Cree people in the James and Hudson Bay Region. As the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority continuously provides healthcare to its First Nations communities, we are proud to see healthcare infrastructure expand be close to home as possible. Both new…

  • One Resolved COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members:WAHA is confirming there is one resolved COVID-19 case from the previously announced. Currently, there are no active COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the one resolved case is in Moosonee. In general, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone…