Health Services

Oliver Okemow
Health Director
Ext. 229

Bernice Osborne
Assistant Health Director
Ext. 231

Programs and Services

Brighter Futures Program 

The Brighter Futures program promotes health and wellness through learning-related activities to increase awareness, change attitudes and share knowledge while building new skills.

While the Brighter Futures supports long-term wellness programming, Building Healthy Communities supports more immediate needs such as intervention, treatment and after-care.

Community Wellness Activities

Fall Cultural Camp  is one way the people of Manto Sipi work to maintain and protect traditional knowledge, by sharing it with younger generations and learners of all ages.

Community members from Manto Sipi have identified plant species used for food and medicine in the area including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, saskatoons, cherries and cloudberries. Medicinal plants include Labrador tea, spruce, and weekdays (sweet flag). 

Hope for Wellness Helpline

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:

  • counselling
  • crisis intervention

Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

Find details here

Help for Residential School Survivors

Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.

Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

Northern Health Region