Important Community Announcement: LMDC Funding

Important Community Announcement

Listuguj: October 28, 2016:

The LMDC wishes to inform the community that all available employment and training funds have been committed for this fiscal year.

Clients who are currently participating in an employment or training measure are not affected. All payments will be processed according to the signed agreements. The LMDC will continue to take new applications, to be processed should more funds become available by the Government of Canada.

The LMDC will continue to provide Career and Employment Counseling Services to all community members. As well, Support Services will continue for all existing Clients.

The LMDC will communicate with Emploi-Québec for the procedure to refer Clients to the Centre locale d’emploi (CLE), for funding applications. Once authorization is received, the community will be notified.

For more information contact Jennifer L. Metallic at 418-788-1347

Background

The Government of Canada, through the signing of Human Resources Development agreements with Aboriginal People, have been contributing at the same level of funding since 1996. No considerations have been made for increases in population, training costs, minimum wage, operations expenses, etc.

Advance Polling Notice

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Band that an Advance Poll will be held commencing the 21st day of May, 2016 until the 31st day of May, 2016 at the following location:

 

LOCATION:

Listuguj Band Office

17 Riverside West

 Listuguj, Qc

DATE:

May 21 – 31, 2016

TIME:

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

If you have any questions you may contact Michel Porier at (418) 364-7585/ Cell (418) 392-9010 or pmichel@globetrotter.net or by contacting the Deputy Electoral Officer, Christine (Tina) Barnaby at (418) 788-2136/ Cell (506) 987-1684 or at tinabarnaby@listuguj.ca.

Click here for the Official Advance Polling Notice

LCHS: Remote Patient Monitoring

Listuguj Community Health Services is pleased to announce we now offer Remote Patient Monitoring for our clients living with Diabetes.

WHAT IS IT?

The Remote Patient Monitoring Program (RPM) is a direct link from you, in your home, to our Community Healthcare Team.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

Its purpose is to empower (allow) YOU to take control of YOUR diabetes with one-on-one support from the Community Healthcare Team.

HOW IT WORKS:

Eligible clients will be provided with detailed teachings about their diabetes. They will also be given the tools necessary to self-manage their diabetes from the comfort of their own home. The Community Healthcare Team will provide you with the support you need to address a holistic approach to your personal health and wellness.

 OTHER BENEFITS:

Enhanced collaboration between clients, their Doctor and the Community Healthcare Team.

Increased patient satisfaction and overall quality of care, because of closer interaction with health professionals, reduced anxiety, as well as reduced emergency room visits and hospital stays.

If you or any family member is interested please contact Dolores Isaac, RPM Project Coordinator at LCHS

Phone: 418-788-2155

 

 

 

Listuguj Community Health Services: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Listuguj Community Health Services is pleased to announce that we now offer Diabetic Retinopathy screening through telemedicine.

Diabetic Retinopathy is among one of the complication of diabetes, occurring when high blood sugar, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol levels damage the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye over time.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:

  • Diminishing vision in one or both eyes that may come about rapidly
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dark floating spots in the field of vision
  • Blank spots in vision

Can Diabetic Retinopathy be prevented?

  • Research has shown that controlling blood sugar and blood pressure levels can delay the development of retinopathy or slow its progression
  • Regular annual eye exams with the ophthalmologist can reduce the incidence, as well as, severity of diabetic retina complications

Who is at higher risk?

  • Individuals living with Diabetes for a longer duration
  • Individuals with uncontrolled diabetes
  • High blood pressure

How is Diabetic Retinopathy treated?

  • Laser therapy is the main treatment for DR and are highly effective
  • Your ophthalmologist with discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with you

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Contact Tasha Doiron at Listuguj Community Health Services for a screening at the Health Centre

418-788-2155

 

 

 

Listuguj Community Health Services PSA

The Listuguj Community Health Services would like to announce that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), in partnership with Health Canada, has hired Kahui Tautoko Consulting Ltd., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, to conduct a National review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program. The benefits being reviewed are:

  • Medical Transportation
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy (Medications)
  • Medical Supplies & Equipment

The community of Listuguj has been selected as one of the 5 sites for the Quebec Region. The Health Center will be hosting the consulting group hired by the AFN to conduct this review at our Bingo Hall on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.

We invite all community members who have used these programs to come and share their experiences with these consultants. We’re all looking for answers to questions like:

“Why is there a limit on diabetic test strips?”

“Why do I have to wait 8 years before I can get new dentures?”

“Why is it such a problem getting braces for my kids?”

“How come my vitamins aren’t covered?”

“How come Medical Transportation can’t pick me up because I live in Campbellton, NB? I’m a community member!” 

Our goal is to give them the Listuguj perspective on the problems we have with these service areas. Our hope is that they have a better understanding of the improvements needed for these services.

Come, join us on Tuesday, May 17th at the Listuguj Bingo Hall beginning at 9:00am to have your voice heard on the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program.

Prizes will be drawn, and refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Listuguj Community Health Services at 418-788-2155.

Official Candidates List for Upcoming Election 2016

POLLING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Band that a poll will be held to elect one (1) chief and twelve (12) councillors on Saturday, the 4th day of June, 2016 at the following location:

                        DATE:                        Saturday, June 4th, 2016

                        TIME:             9:00 A.M. – 8:00 p.m.

                        LOCATION:   Alaqsite’w Gitpu School       

                                                22 Caplin, Road

                                                Listuguj, Qc

Please be advised that an elector can vote in person at the polling place on the day of the election in lieu of voting by mail-in-ballot.

The votes will be counted at the Alaqsit’w Gitpu School at 9:00 a.m. on the 5th day of June 2016.  The results will be declared immediately following the count.

If you have any question I may be reached at (418) 364-7585 / Cell (418) 392-9010 (pmichel@globetrotter.net) or by contacting the Deputy Electoral Officer, Christine (Tina) Barnaby (418) 788-2136 / Cell (506) 987-1684 (tinabarnaby@listuguj.ca)

Click here to view the Official Candidates List 2016

CSN Construction Meeting

Welcome to our meeting

CSN-Construction wishes to greet all members and future members of the construction industry at a meeting in Listuguj.

This meeting will allow everyone to learn more about the CSN- Construction, the CSN and all our services.

We will distribute documentation about:

  • The construction industry in general;
  • All the good-to-know coordinates (in case you might need it);
  • Details on workforce referrals (Carnet de référence);
  • Details on continued training according to article 7.

    As well, you will be able to meet the Union Representative of your region and the CSN- Construction Coordinator.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre 2 Pacific Dr.
Listuguj, Quebec

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. New Brunswick time

For more information please contact LMDC at 418-788-1347

Unofficial Nomination List

Here is the Unofficial List of candidates for the upcoming 2016 election.

Click here to view the Unofficial Nomination List 2016

 

If you have any questions please contact Tina Barnaby at 418-788-2136

 

 

 

 

Summer Career Placement

The objective of the 2016 Summer Career Placement (SCP) program is to help students to obtain work experience in their field of study and / or for job skills development.

For more information please contact LMDC at 418-788-1347

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Letter to Campbellton Regional Hospital

Dear Mr. Lanteigne,

 

I am writing to you today on behalf of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government because of a number of very concerning issues we have with Campbellton Regional Hospital. I would like to raise and speak to these issues with you and the hospital board so we can work collaboratively to address them. I understand your board will be meeting on March 1, 2016 in Bathurst and I would like to be added to your meeting agenda and attend with my CEO Paul Stanley.

Over the past few weeks, I have heard several disturbing stories of discrimination and unprofessional behavior on the part of your hospital staff members towards our Listiguj First Nation members.

In one incident, a receptionist at the hospital said she would not provide drugs to one of our members and made disparaging remarks by insinuating the individual would abuse these drugs. This person had no drug convictions or addictions whatsoever.

In a more recent incident, a mother visited the hospital with her toddler. After giving some medication to the child, the physician on call gave the girl a sticker. The sticker appears to have been from a movie, but what was written on the sticker was, “Greetings, Native Savages.” This is unacceptable, insensitive and was very upsetting to this child’s mother, who only noticed the sticker after she arrived home in Listuguj. This level of insensitivity points to a dearth of cultural competency and cultural safety at your hospital.

Unfortunately, we do have other stories that point to discriminatory, even racist attitudes of some hospital staff towards our members.

As you are aware, Campbellton Regional Hospital is the nearest major health centre to Listuguj. Our members are visiting on a daily basis. We will not tolerate ignorant or unprofessional attitudes. We want all of our members to be respected and to feel welcome when they come to your hospital. We would welcome an opportunity to meet with you to ensure incidents like these do not happen in the future.

In many other regions across Canada, hospitals have worked closely with neighbouring First Nations to develop services and programs to meet the needs of Indigenous patients. We believe now is the time to develop respectful initiatives that will benefit the Campbellton Regional Hospital and respect Indigenous patients.

I look forward to speaking with you further. I will be following up this letter with a phone call to you in the next week.

Click here to view the Official Letter to Campbellton Reigonal Hospital