Health

Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Committee (MUAHC)

 

Vision of the Working Committee

 

Empowering the Aboriginal community by working together toward healing.

 

Mandate of the Working Committee

 

The MUAHC has defined health as mental, physical, emotional and spiritual (cultural, religious and traditional) health. To achieve the mandate, the MUAHC will:

 

Goals and Objectives

The MUAHC has defined health as mental, physical, emotional and spiritual (cultural, religious and traditional) health. To achieve the mandate, the MUAHC will:

 

            Information

  1. Maintain and update our existing database of health services and create a mobile app
  2. Educate and inform on the definition, meaning and importance of the four aspects of Indigenous health (medicine wheel teachings).
  3. Reduce linguistic barriers to health care for urban Aboriginal people through the creation of a mobile app

Partnerships

  1. Develop a strategic partnership with the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux of Montreal as one possible route to establishing an Aboriginal health centre in Montreal
  2. Develop additional strategic partnerships in the creation of the health centre
  3. Work in collaboration with the developers of the “Health Village” project to ensure the inclusion of Aboriginal-specific services
  4. Work in collaboration with existing organizations to develop funding proposals for a Cultural Coordinator to oversee the operations of the Sweat Lodge and other cultural ceremonies at the Montreal Botanical Gardens

Communication

  1. Provide feedback to the community and the NETWORK on urban health and service needs and progress towards the MUAHC’s goals and objectives.
  2. Ensure that MUAHC members are aware of the history of the MUAHC, its strengths, challenges, and processes
  3. Distribute recommendations to communities and affiliated organizations

Research

  1. Educate and inform others on health system particularities pertaining to Aboriginal people.
  2. Ensure that Ownership Control Access and Possession (OCAP) standards are adhered to in developing future collaborations.
  3. Represent the interests of the Montreal urban Aboriginal population by collaborating with, guiding, and/or advising researchers investigating health issues relevant to this population.

 

Health Centre

  1. Incorporation of the MUAHC
  2. Develop funding proposals for major financial donors and contributors.
  3. Hire a consultant to develop an official project proposal for the establishment of an Aboriginal health centre in Montreal

 

Fundraising

  1. Develop and execute successful fundraising initiatives to aid in the advancement of the establishment of a health centre.

 

 

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