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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority: 4th positive case confirmed with 3 remaining active cases and 1 resolved case.

To our community members:

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming a fourth positive case of COVID19. As of 10 a.m. (Friday, September 25), there are now three active cases of COVID19 in the region and one resolved.

WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the individuals are isolated, and that the contact tracing investigation is ongoing WAHA has received authorization from Moose Cree First Nation leadership to confirm that the fourth case is in Moose Factory, Ontario.

Public Health is currently following up with anyone identified as close contacts. In general, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 2 metres or 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes during the time of infectivity. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. Passing a person in the hallway or in a store is generally not considered close contact and has an extremely low risk of spreading the virus. Public Health will contact you if you are considered a close contact.

At this time, we recommend that everyone continue to monitor for symptoms. If ANY symptoms develop, isolate immediately and call your local assessment centre or your health care provider to arrange testing.

Symptoms can include:
• Fever
• Sore throat/hoarse voice
• New or worsening cough
• Loss of sense of taste or smell
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea, vomiting
• Runny nose/nasal congestion
• Diarrhea

In some cases, atypical symptoms could develop, such as, unexplained fatigue or malaise, muscle aches, delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, exacerbation of current chronic conditions, chills, headaches, croup, conjunctivitis.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact WAHA or the Porcupine Health Unit for more information.

To reduce the risk of exposure, please continue to follow public health measures:

• wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• sneeze and cough into your sleeve
• avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• stay home and isolate for 14 days if you have any symptoms
• practice 2 m physical distancing
• wear a mask in indoor public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet cannot be maintained.

Should you have questions, please contact WAHA at 705-658-4544 or check our website for continued updates.

Thank you,
Dr Elaine Innes, Chief of Staff, WAHA
Lynne Innes, President & Chief Executive Officer, WAHA

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Yukon projects receive funding from the Community Development Fund

25/09/2020

Eleven community projects across Yukon are receiving $162,040 from the Community Development Fund. The projects promote heritage, culture, sport, recreation and arts projects in six Yukon communities.

Funding recipients include the Village of Carmacks, the Golden Age Society and the Old Crow Development Corporation. The full list of recipients and project details are listed below.

The next deadline to apply for Tier 1 funding, for projects $20,000 and under, is October 15, 2020.

The Community Development Fund continues to support community-driven projects that strengthen social connections while creating employment opportunities across the Yukon. Whether it’s promoting heritage and culture, expanding sport and recreation opportunities, or increasing capacity to provide engaging experiences for Yukoners and vistors alike, these projects help create economic opportunities that contribute to vibrant, healthy communities.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts

  • The Community Development Fund provides funding for projects, events and initiatives that offer long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits for Yukon communities. Funding is divided into three tiers with the following application deadlines:
    • Tier 1: Applications of $20,000 or less on January 15, May 15, July 15 and October 15.
    • Tier 2: Applications between $20,000 and $75,000 on April 15 and September 15.
    • Tier 3: Applications over $75,000 on January 15.

Backgrounder

Village of Carmacks — $20,000 — To hire a local contractor to rejuvenate the historic telegraph office. The work will include replacing rotting logs and adding gutters to the building to prevent further deterioration. The project will create short term employment for a local contractor, generate local spending and preserve a heritage building. Contact: Tracy Thomas at 867-863-6271.

Yukon Harpists Society — $3,240 — To hire a consultant to complete a feasibility plan to determine the need for a pedal harp in the Yukon, analyze the best harp to purchase for the Yukon’s needs and develop a plan for the use, storage, access and maintenance of a new harp at the Yukon Arts Centre. This project will provide short-term employment for a local consultant, will help local students to further develop their harp skills, knowledge and experience and support future presentations at the Yukon Arts Centre. Contact: Sue Edelman at 867-334-2750.

Athletics Yukon Association — $5,000 — To hire a qualified local consultant to assist with the development of a three to five-year strategic plan. This project will provide Athletics Yukon with a clear focus and vision for the organization and its membership. This strategic planning will enable Athletics Yukon to continue serving their members to the highest standards which will benefit the Yukon sporting community as a whole. Contact: Kristy Petrovello at 867-532-1182.

Golden Age Society — $8,612 — To complete upgrades to their drop-in centre for seniors. The improvements to the facility will greatly enhance its attractiveness for use both by the membership and potential clientele. Electrical, venting and painting upgrades will address current deficiencies and safety issues. This project will create short term employment for two local contractors. Contact: Ron Pond at 867-334-1780.

Friends of Mount Sima Society — $15,222 — To purchase a large outdoor tent, chairs and tables for use at Mount Sima to provide additional space at the facility. The additional space will better accommodate the requirements of social distancing and is an important step for Mt. Sima being able to open to the public. Contact: Sam Oettli at 867-668-4557.

Old Crow Development Corporation — $20,000 — To conduct a timber harvesting pilot project in Old Crow to provide affordable heating resources for elders in the community. The pilot project will include formal training on proper harvesting protocol, sustainable forest harvesting and chainsaw safety and maintenance as well as the set-up of a camp, which will operate from August to October. This project has the capability to provide long term employment and a more economical energy source for local residents. Course participants will obtain skills, knowledge and experience in timber harvesting. This in turn will promote environmental stewardship, financial stability and self-sufficiency. Contact: Geordan Clark or David Frost at 867-332-2897.

Town of Watson Lake — $14,979 — To upgrade parts of the Watson Lake multi-use trail system to increase access for single track/mountain biking in the area. The proposed project promotes health and well-being and will provide short term employment for an expert trail builder and a five-person trail crew. Contact: Cam Lockwood at 867-536-800 ext.1007.

Sport Yukon — $17,000 — To update Sport Yukon’s sport tourism photo and video assets. Sport Yukon will hire a local photographer to capture photos and videos of Yukon’s sport and recreation facilities. This project will capture winter and summer content from around the Territory to be used to promote Yukon for sport hosting opportunities in the future. Promoting events successfully requires the right assets to do so, updating photos and videos to use in promotional materials such as website and social media will help Sport Yukon identify and promote all sport and recreation facilities that Yukon has to offer. The project will also generate local spending and create employment with the hiring of a local photographer. Contact: Echo Ross at 867-335-9145.

Northern Lights School of Dance Society — $17,987 — To hire consultants to conduct a feasibility study regarding future expansion and ensure that the facility and services offered will meet the long term needs of the community. Northern Lights School of Dance will hire a team of three consultants to explore options available to them, from constructing a new building to renovating their current space. The feasibility study will determine the best path forward for the society. Contact: Christina Buckle at 867-336-8807.

Silver Trail Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Association — $20,000 — To create a short video to highlight the Silver Trail region and its recreation facilities and wilderness hiking. This project has the possibility of increasing visitors to the region and providing a deeper understanding of the unique history and life in the region. This project will also create short term employment for a local contractor. Contact: Anne Leckie at 867-335-0892.

Selkirk Development Corporation — $20,000 — To study to the technical and economic feasibility of upgrading, expanding and diversifying the Selkirk Centre to accommodate more services for the community and traveling public. The proposed expansion of the facility and its services will build needed infrastructure in the community, create employment, cultural and entrepreneurial opportunities for Selkirk First Nation citizens and enhance the tourist experience for visitors to the community. This project will benefit the community by creating long-term financial stability and a greater sense of community pride and togetherness. Contact: Zach Fulton at 867-393-2181

Contact

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
[email protected]

Damian Topps
Communications, Economic Development
867-667-5378
damian.topps[email protected]

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One new case of COVID-19 / state of emergency mandatory order revised

25 September 2020

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

The new case is an individual between 30 and 39 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region), related to travel from outside the Atlantic bubble and who is self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 200 and 191 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and the number of active cases is seven. As of today, 72,981 tests have been conducted.

The state of emergency mandatory order was revised today to limit day trips from Avignon Regional County Municipality to only residents of the Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix near Campbellton.

Media Contact(s)

Bruce Macfarlane, communications, Department of Health, 506-444-4583, [email protected]

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Minister Garneau announces funding for projects that promote small vessel safety

From: Transport Canada

September 25, 2020      OTTAWA, ONT      Transport Canada

Boating is an activity enjoyed by many Canadians each year, and the Government of Canada takes their safety very seriously.

Given the importance of promoting boating safety best practices to as many Canadians as possible, today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced $2 million in funding for eligible applicants for boating safety projects, starting in 2021.

Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program helps Canadians stay safe on the water by funding boating projects that promote safe boating practices and by increasing awareness of boating incidents and how to prevent them.

As part of this program, Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Safety Component is now accepting applications for funding of 75% of the total cost of a project. To be eligible, projects should focus on increasing the safety of small fishing vessel operators, small commercial vessel operators and Indigenous boaters who regularly interact with larger ships in order to help prevent collisions.

Interested applicants can visit the Transport Canada website for more information.

Quotes

“Canadian waterways are vital for Indigenous and coastal communities, international trade and our economy. It is our duty to protect them. Funding programs to advance safety for boaters, especially for small vessel and fishing vessel operators, is another example of how our government is committed to keeping all Canadian safe.”

The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

Quick facts

  • The Small Vessel Safety Component is part of the Government of Canada’s response to Recommendation 12 of the Canada Energy Regulator’s (formerly the National Energy Board) Reconsideration Report on the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project.
  • The Trans Mountain Expansion project began construction in December 2019. The project will contribute significantly to the Canadian economy, by creating good, middle-class jobs, increasing access to global markets and opening up new avenues for Indigenous economic prosperity.
  • Since 2009, 81 recreational boating safety projects across Canada have been funded under the Boating Safety Contribution Program, totalling $11.9 million.
  • According to the Canadian Red Cross, there are an average of 160 water-related fatalities while boating each year. Nearly 90 per cent of boaters who drowned were not wearing, or not properly wearing, a lifejacket.

Associated links

Contacts

Livia Belcea
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
(613) 314-0963
[email protected]

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055
[email protected]

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$400,000 Investment To Support Saskatchewan Industry Internships

September 25, 2020

Today the Government of Saskatchewan announced a $400,000 investment to support approximately 100 student internships through a funding arrangement with the Mitacs Accelerate program.  This partnership helps ensure Saskatchewan businesses continue to grow while students gain research and development skills.

“One of the priorities in our 2020 Plan for Growth is to support and expand work-integrated learning opportunities,” Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.  “Mitacs internships provide a mutually beneficial way for employers to participate in our province’s education and training system.”

The Ministry of Advanced Education directs Mitacs to use provincial funding to support internships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study, with particular priority given to oil and gas, mining and natural resources, and agriculture.

“Innovation stems from research applied to real-world, business needs,” Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director John Hepburn said.  “Mitacs is proud to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan to continue and expand industry-academic collaborations, while contributing to the development and growth of talented young researchers.”

The Mitacs Accelerate program leverages provincial, federal and industry funds to connect interns who have research and technological expertise with Saskatchewan companies.  Contributions to the Accelerate program are an investment in the people of Saskatchewan and the economic growth of the province.  The $400,000 funding in 2020-21 will continue the partnership established in 2007 with Mitacs, the Government of Canada, universities and industry.

Since 2007, provincial contributions of $2.8 million to Mitacs Accelerate have leveraged over $7 million in federal and industry cash support, plus in-kind contributions valued at $3.3 million, for a total investment of $13.2 million from all funding partners to date.  This has resulted in 483 graduate and post-doctoral internships directly funded by the province to address industry challenges in key sectors including agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas sectors, with companies such as Cameco, Syncrude, and Environmental Instruments Canada; industry associations; Indigenous organizations; and municipal, provincial and federal ministries and agencies.

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Prokopetz
Advanced Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0279
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 306-527-5231

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Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grant Program – Deadline September 30, 2020

Stay social, informed and connected with your members. Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a free interactive telephone-based group activity program that connects seniors and older adults 50+ and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave their home.

SCWW programs offer an inclusive, safe, inviting space to listen, learn and be heard which increases social connectedness and well-being for participants. Information and resources are made available, stories are shared, and lasting connections and friendships are formed. All the participants need is a telephone to participate from the comfort of their home.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grant was developed by the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario with funding support from the Government of Ontario and will focus on supporting non-profit organizations that serve seniors to facilitate and coordinate remote and virtual community connections, with a focus on centres that operate in underserved geographic areas and with under-represented groups (i.e. rural, diverse, Northern, Francophone and Indigenous seniors).

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT.

Micro-Grant Program Guidelines: click here

Proposed Budget Fillable PDF: click here

To assist with the preparation of your SCWW Micro-Grant application, we encourage you to use the downloadable fillable PDF Application.  Please use this form to prepare your answers so that you can easily input them to the on-line application: click here

On-line Application: https:\www.surveymonkey.com\r\SCWW2020Grant

Questions can be emailed to OACAO or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Webinar: Have you been thinking about running a Seniors’ Centre Without Walls program for your members? Please join the OACAO for a free webinar to learn more. Laura Ward, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Provincial Lead, from The Good Companions team will lead the free webinar and provide an overview of the SCWW program. She will highlight the resources they’ve developed and are willing to share with Centres who are interested in running their own programs. Upcoming Date: October 23rd at 10:30am EDT. Register at: https://oacao.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events. Small group training sessions can be arranged following the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls webinar.

Please direct any questions to Lina Zita, Marketing and Development Coordinator.

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Feedback sought on draft Tagish River Habitat Protection Area management plan

The steering committee of the Tagish River Habitat Protection Area, which includes representatives from the Government of Yukon, is inviting users of the area to comment on the draft recommended management plan. This area is important to Carcross/Tagish First Nation people, local residents, recreational users and visitors of the Tagish River.

This draft recommended management plan aims to protect the Tagish River for future generations and to provide a path forward for sustainable use of this culturally and ecologically important area.

Finalizing the Tagish River Habitat Protection Area recommended management plan will meet an important milestone in implementation of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final Agreement, and balance important ecological conservation, valued recreational use, and protection of cultural vales.

Public meetings will be held in October 2020.

It is exciting to see this management plan moving towards completion. I encourage all users of the Tagish River area to come to the public meetings to learn about the recommended management plan and provide feedback on how to protect this culturally and ecologically significant area.

Minister of Environment Pauline Frost

Carcross/Tagish First Nation is encouraged that through this recommended management plan people will be able to re-establish their relationship and connection to the land and water that makes up the Tagish River Habitat Protection Area. Through our treaty we identified this area due to the cultural and ecological significance it has to Tagish and Tlingit people. We encourage people to spend time enjoying this area while respecting the Indigenous rights of the Carcross/Tagish people. We look forward to completing this important initiative.

Haa Shaa du Hen, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Lynda Dickson

Quick facts

  • The Tagish River was identified under Chapter 10, Schedule C of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final Agreement due to the cultural and ecological significance of the area.
  • The Tagish River Habitat Protection Area Steering Committee includes representatives from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada.
  • The Steering Committee invited representatives from the Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council and Tagish Local Advisory Council to join in the planning process and has welcomed input since the start of this initiative.
  • The Habitat Protection Area (HPA) covers approximately five square kilometres between Marsh Lake and Tagish Lake.
  • The Tagish River is one of the most important areas in Yukon for migrating waterfowl, especially Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, as it is one of only a few areas in Southern Yukon with open water in the spring.
  • Habitat Protection Areas are areas established under the Yukon Wildlife Act to conserve wildlife and habitat to maintain Yukon’s important natural landscapes and cultural features.
  • In developing a draft of the plan, the steering committee met with Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elders, held eight community events, sent a questionnaire to residents and conducted interviews with citizens.

Contact

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
[email protected]

Diana Dryburgh-Moraal
Communications, Environment
867-334-9815
[email protected]

Stewart Burnett
Communications Advisor
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
867-332-3993
[email protected]

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Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis

September 25, 2020

The following letter was sent by email to Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and Hon. Christine Elliott Minister of Health:

Dear Hon. Doug Ford and Hon. Christine Elliott:

We are writing to urge you to declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis.

Anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism are historic, pervasive, and systemic issues in our province.

Black and Indigenous Ontarians experience disproportionate levels of racial profiling; systemic discrimination within our institutions; higher rates of precarious employment, underemployment, and unemployment; significant poverty; and overrepresentation in criminal justice, mental health, and child welfare systems. Black, racialized, and indigenous workers also experience very significant amounts of racially motivated physical and verbal assault working in the Ontario health care system.

Black and Indigenous peoples are more likely to be living in low-income households, have less access to safe housing, have significantly higher rates of child poverty and mortality, earn less for equal work, and die at significantly younger ages.

The intersection of race with inequities in housing, income, and other social determinants of health has placed Black and Indigenous Peoples at greater risk. This is unacceptable. This must change.

In order to adequately address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, we need a public health perspective.

We ask that the government of Ontario commit to addressing the social determinants of health by supporting culturally relevant policies and programs that address the inequities that marginalized groups continue to face, with a focus on Black and Indigenous communities and residents.

We ask that the Minister of Health, through the 2021 Budget process and COVID-19 recovery planning, make recommendations to the Ministry of Health on reprioritizing Provincial resources to address the social determinants of health, focusing on racism facing Black and Indigenous Peoples.

We request that the Medical Officer of Health, in accordance with public health advice on physical distancing requirements and the Provincial Order that limits public gatherings, to organize training sessions for Public Health leaders to help them fight anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in their organizations, on understanding Equity with Black and Indigenous Peoples’ values and principles, and embedding equity and anti-Black and anti-Indigenous Racism prevention principles in Governance and Leadership to build capacity to provide equitable space for racialized and marginalized representation.

We request that public health-related organizational board memberships reflect the full diversity and range of voices in our Province, with particular attention to voices from Black and Indigenous communities, during the next recruitment of board members and in the event of any vacancies.

In this time, when we’re seeing that this crisis is being unequally experienced, we need real and immediate action to support all Ontarians. We need the province to declare racism a public health crisis.

Sincerely,

PATTY COATES, President

AHMAD GAIED, Secretary-Treasurer

JANICE FOLK-DAWSON, Executive Vice-President

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The following organizations join the Ontario Federation of Labour by endorsing this letter and the requests for action included herein:

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU Canada)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Ontario)
Durham Region Labour Council
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
Guelph and District Labour Council
Hamilton and District Labour Council
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE Canada)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
Lindsay and District Labour Council
National Pensioners Federation
North Bay and District Labour Council
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO Provincial)
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation/Professional Student Services Personnel (OSSTF/PSSP Toronto)
Orangeville and District Labour Council
Peel Regional Labour Council
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC Ontario)
Quinte Labour Council
Service Employees International Union (SEIU Healthcare)
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 1006A (UFCW)
United Steelworkers (USW District 6)

Support the call to declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis. Click to add your organizations name.

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For more information, please contact:

Meagan Perry
Director of Communications
Ontario Federation of Labour
[email protected] l 416-894-3456

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Tla’amin Nation: Funeral Protocols

Message from Tla’amin Legislature re: Funeral Services Grieving & Loss – and Protecting those you Love

Grief is a normal response to losing someone important to you. When a loved one dies, it is important for friends and family to be able to share stories and memories of the person and how they influenced their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of friends and family to come together in person and grieve in our traditional ways, and has been all of our experience for most of 2020 as Tla’amin Nation continues to experience loss of life. Hosting gatherings in and around the wake or funeral have recently been identified as a huge risk to all our nation members who either are participating, or have been in direct contact with those that did participate in high-risk activities or did not adequately protect themselves.

Finding new ways to connect and support each other while physically distancing is a necessity. Here are some examples:
• Invite people to call you, or host conference calls with family members and friends to stay connected.
• Ask family and friends to share stories and pictures with you via phone, video chat, email, text message, photo sharing apps, social media, or mailed letters.
• Create a virtual memory book, blog, or webpage to remember your loved one, and ask family and friends to contribute their memories and stories.
• Coordinate a date and time for family and friends to honor your loved one by reciting a selected poem, spiritual reading, or prayer from within their own households.
• COVID-19 does not need to affect the wishes of your deceased family member or friend, as they will continue to be honored.

Tla’amin Legislature requires the following protocols be followed to proceed with utmost safety for funerals or cremation services. This protocol will remain in place during these challenging times at Tla’amin Nation, and until Public Health provides further direction.

The required protocols are:

• Viewing
– Arrange a schedule with Stubberfield at the chapel at the Funeral Home for a small private family viewing. If you are expecting larger numbers from
the community, ensure a limited number of people in the chapel allowing for physical distancing
– No shaking hands or hugging
– Masks are mandatory

• Preparing the burial site
– Tla’amin Nation will organize to have the burial site excavated by machine as much as possible, supported by a worker or two who are following the guidelines – masks, physical distancing.

• Service at the Gazebo
– Physical distancing
– No shaking hands or hugging
– Masks are mandatory for all attendees

• Procession to Cemetery
– That the casket not be removed from the hearse for the duration of the entire funeral including the procession to the cemetery.
– Physical distancing for all participants in the procession to the cemetery.

• Pall Bearers instructions at Cemetery
– The casket will be carried the shortest distance possible by the Pall Bearers who will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – masks; eye protection or face shield and gloves. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be on hand to clean before and after the casket is moved to the burial site.

• Donations: E-Transfer preferred
– Family would organize an email address and share it with community for those who wish to e-transfer funds to support associated costs.

• Post-Funeral Luncheon and Burning
– For both of these activities, please keep your bubble as small as possible recommending that these include immediate family only.

*Salish Centre and other public buildings are not an option at this time.

Contact Tla’amin Health for support services at 483-3009.

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Friendship Centres cautiously hopeful by the government’s recommitment to Indigenous issues

If you are a member of the media and are looking for comment, please contact Annie Aningmiuq ([email protected] or [email protected]).

The official spokespeople for the NAFC are Jocelyn Formsma (Executive Director), and Christopher Sheppard (Board President). All requests must be sent through the Communications Team. The NAFC’s Communications Team works to raise awareness and support regarding the Friendship Centre Movement, as well as broadening the understanding of the Urban Indigenous experience across Canada.

The NAFC currently uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube please give us a follow.

Contact the Communications Team!

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