Gashkiwindoon Toolkit

2 We would like to acknowledge all the hard work IPHCC members have put into the ght against COVID-19 to protect their communities in keeping them safe. Your dedication, perseverance, and humanity has served your communities well on this journey. Together, we can make a difference. We would also like to thank Dr. Annelind Wakegijig and Dr. Rebecca Wray for reviewing the Gashkiwidoon Toolkit and lending their clinical expertise. Gashkiwidoon (gash-ga- we-toon) is an Ojibway word thought to mean ‘ able to take, carry it ’. Chi Miigwetch to all! We promote and develop models of Indigenous primary health care provision that support the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. We develop Indigenous solutions to transform Indigenous health outcomes by reclaiming our cultural identity and preserving our cultural traditions, education, advocacy and promoting our inherent rights of nationhood. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) is a new Indigenous- governed culture- based and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care services provision and planning throughout Ontario. Membership currently includes Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), Aboriginal governed, Community Health Centres (ACHC), other Indigenous governed providers and partnering Indigenous health researchers and scholars. ABOUT IPHCC We are Indigenous health care organizations that operate in urban centres, First Nations, rural and remote areas across Ontario, improving health care disparities for the people. Like historic alliances, such as the Council of Fires, we have united, for the sole purpose of working collaboratively, collectively, and deliberately so that the health and well-being of the Indigenous People in Ontario, across each generation, is restored and assured. Our Model of Wholistic Health and Wellbeing places culture at the center as we believe our culture effects all aspects of healing; Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual. IPHCC VISION IPHCC MISSION ABLE TO TAKE, CARRY IT IPHCC ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 3

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