Update: From The AFN Health Director | COVID-19 Information
- Published: March 11 2020 11:05
The AFN Health Director would like to provide the below information to our members. The below PDF's will help you and your families be prepared for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Information and Updates
- Published: March 04 2020 15:52
March 3, 2020
CDC Coordinator, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)/Government of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Public health authorities across Canada — at all levels of government — are working together to adapt our response to this rapidly changing situation. In Canada, and around the world, researchers are actively investigating all aspects of the novel coronavirus outbreak to further understand this disease and how the outbreak may progress.
A Special Advisory Committee of Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health is in place to respond to COVID-19. This Committee will focus its attention on coordination of federal, provincial and territorial preparedness and response across Canada’s health sector. While the large majority of the cases are in mainland China, with most of these occurring in Hubei province, this virus has now been detected in a number of countries around the world. It is prudent that we prepare for the possibility that the virus could spread further.
The risk of spread of this virus within Canada remains low at this time. However, we should plan for all possible scenarios and base our response on evidence as the science of the novel coronavirus continues to emerge.
There are however a number of things that we can all do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory infections.
- washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
- avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
- coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands; and
- staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.
As part of community preparedness and response, it is important to note that Acadia First Nation Community Emergency Measures Planning Team is reviewing and updating (last updated on, March 03, 2020) our Health Emergency Plans.
The following sources have the latest and most up-to-date information on COVID-19
- Government of Nova Scotia https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
- ISC Coronavirus and First Nation website https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581964230816/1581964277298
- ISC Diseases that affect First Nations website https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1569867927914/1569867958318
- toll-free phone line (1-833-784-4397) available from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. AST.
For more information on how you can prepare for a potential outbreak and way to keep safe and healthy, please use the link provided below to visit the Government of Canada's recommendations.
From The AFN Health Director | COVID-19 Information
- Published: March 04 2020 14:06
With the spread of the recently identified COVID-19 virus, we would like to provide you with the below link from the Government of Canada.
Construction Trades Hall Demo Day
- Published: January 21 2020 09:38
Construction Trades Hall Demo Day
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The NSCSC Trades Exhibition Hall is a unique venue that offers students, job seekers, employment counsellors, teachers, community groups, and the general public an opportunity to experience construction occupations in a tangible way. Developed in partnership with industry and the Province of Nova Scotia, the Hall features 14 interactive exhibits (booths) where visitors can learn about construction careers by participating in a variety of hands-on demonstrations and speaking with industry professionals at different stages of their careers.
Ever wonder what a career in the construction/trades would look like? Here’s your chance to check it out. Acadia First Nation will be sponsoring a day for you to come to the trades hall and check out the exhibits. We are targeting youth from Grades 9 – 12 but open to other community members up to the age of 30. Participants must be an Acadia First Nation band member or band members’ children. Youth aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will travel to Halifax on the 18th and stay at a nearby hotel and proceed to the exhibition hall the morning of the 19th, spend the day checking out the exhibits and travel back home. Transportation will be on your own with a travel/meal allowance provided. Accommodations will also be provided. Contact us if you are not able to provide your own transportation.
Space is limited so register early.
Please register no later than NOON on February 14th at 902-685-2956
Join Our AFN Walking Program
- Published: January 21 2020 09:02
Yarmouth | Taking Care of Our Community Session
- Published: December 10 2019 16:19