Health & Safety

The nation values the health of its members and seeks to provide a community which fosters holistic, mental, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Health education and disease prevention is addressed through the promotion of healthy eating and active lifestyles. The community will further this vision through the provision of food security and support for traditional hunting and gathering practices as well as opportunities for agricultural food production.

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The Willow Cree Health Services Corp. provides health services and programs in Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.The following health services are offered in the community:

  • Brighter Futures
  • Community Dental Therapy
  • Communicable Disease Control/ Immunization Strategy
  • Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC)
  • Community Dietitian/ Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Community Health Promotion and Injury/ Illness Prevention Program
  • Community Primary Health Care
  • Drinking Water Safety Program
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program
  • First Nation Addiction Rehabilitation Fund (FNRF)/ Gambling Addictions
  • HIV/ Aids Strategy
  • Home and Community Care Program
  • Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS)
  • Maternal Child Health and Prenatal
  • Medical Transportation Service
  • Mental Health Crisis Management
  • National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS)
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator/ Health Educator
  • Solvent Abuse Program
  • Sesawetan “Let’s Exercise” Centre



46% of off- reserve survey respondents utilize health services offered by Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation (2016)

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of off-reserve respondents utilize health services offered by Beardy’s and Okemasis

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Number of Clinic Visits (2016)


Number of Ambulance Responses (2016)


Suicide or Attempts (2016)


List of Healthy Living Options


Number of First Responders Currently in the Community


Number of Attendees at Annual Harvest Ball (2017)

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Number of People at Annual LGBTQ2 Parade


Number of People at International Women’s Day Event (2016)

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