May 2015: Meetings in Kenora, Ontario
On May 20th and 21st 2015, Dominique, the project coordinator met with several Anishinabe Team members at the Kenora Chiefs Advisory in Kenora, Ontario. Facilitators gave us good ideas to improve the program: for example, we might need to update the facts included in the Jeopardy game, which youth play in Session #11. To improve the delivery, they suggested having all the videos available on both DVD disks and USB keys. Then, the meeting continued on the following day; facilitators answered the community Health Directors’ questions about the program; they graciously shared their past experience about the project.
The major change in Phase 3 concerns the regional coordination of the program delivery. It was previously the responsibility of researchers, but now the Indigenous Health Centre staff will take on the torch. In order to ease the transition, a new tool is being developed: the coordinator workbook. It was presented to Colleen and Donna, two team managers working at KCA.
Thank you to the KCA staff for their warm welcome: Sherry, Donna, Colleen and Alice. Thank you also to the Health directors for their participation: Grace, Cathy and Bernadette. Finally, thank you to the facilitators and Board members: Irene, Cathy, Rudy, Carla, Clara and Carolyn for their constant support and their work promoting family wellbeing in this beautiful region.