Introduction of the New Community Health Representative


I would like to introduce myself as the recently hired Community Health Representative (CHR). My name is Laura Lee Vogl and I am a Band Member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. My mother is Glenda Pedoniquotte-Vogl, my grandparents are the late Beulah Akiwenzie-Pedoniquotte-Jones and Isador Keeshig-Pedoniquotte.

The CHR is responsible for participating in the delivery of Community Health, treatment and surveillance programs to provide quality health prevention and treatment in the community. As a member of the Health Team, the CHR is also responsible for navigating between patient, families, the community and health care providers to ensure patients and families understand their conditions and treatment and are receiving appropriate care. The CHR will develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, and events which respond to identified needs and interests of clients and maximize the benefits of health, fitness, and well-being. Additional responsibilities include Non-Drinking water and residential sampling, West Nile Virus tracking, Tick Submissions, Animal Wellness and Vaccination Clinics, Rabies information and control, and Safe Food Handling Certificate workshops.

I am looking forward to all the opportunities and challenges that the CHR position has to offer myself and my community. Also, I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the dynamic team at the Health Centre.

In Unity,

Laura L. Vogl

CHR-Health Center
Phone: 519-534-0373

Mental Health and Addictions Services are coming to the Nawash Health Centre

Starting December 2, 2020, a Mental Health and Addictions Registered Practical Nurse from Grey Bruce Health Services will be available every Wednesday at the Nawash Health Centre.

The Nawash Health Centre, with the MHA RPN, is pleased to offer the following services to Neyaashiinigmiing residents:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Care coordination for mental health and addiction services
  • Access to Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics
  • Outpatient services for addiction treatment

When: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location : Nawash Health Centre

Book an appointment by calling the Nawash Health Centre at 519-534-0373.

Flu Season is Coming – Get Your Shot!

Flu Season is just about upon us. The Health Centre is holding an Influenza (Flu) Clinic on Tuesday, October 20, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Getting your seasonal flu shot can help protect you and the people around you from the potentially serious effects of the flu.

With COVID-19 protections in place, the Flu Clinic will be by appointment only. Call the Health Centre now to book your visit: 519-534-0373.