Building on Our Roots logoDe dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre is embarking on a journey to build two new Health Centres.

As a culturally specific Aboriginal Health Access Centre, we are unique to the communities we serve.  The demand for additional programs and services on the organization, by the community we serve, has caused us to outgrow our current locations.

The Board of Directors, with the support of a very strong Capital Committee, are moving ahead with a plan to create two larger centres in Hamilton and Brantford.

Over recent years, the organization has increased it’s capacity to serve our community, and has caused so much pressure on our available space, that we are now operating:

  • 1 site in Hamilton that is full to capacity;
  • 2 sites in Brantford because we didn’t have the room within our existing building to appropriately support our community with our many programs and services;
  • and we house 3 Patient Navigators in 3 partnering organizations because we have no room to house them on our premises.

We are looking to you, our Community to provide input throughout the Capital Planning Process.  Please click here to provide your feedback on what health means to you.

This is a very exciting time for our organization and our community, as we dream of what is possible, and begin to put it to action!

We look forward of sharing this very valuable process as we move toward our dreams.


October Moon Gala

Our inaugural October Moon Gala was held on October 21, 2015.  The gala plays a significant role in De dwa da dehs nye>s fundraising efforts, helping to fund the building of a new Aboriginal Health Access Centre.  Supporting this year’s October Moon Gala will ensure our plans to launch a new building is a success, and will help to provide continued excellence in care and community programming.

Award recipients at the gala are as follows:

  • Starfish Award – Marilyn Wright
  • Partnership Award – Aboriginal Health Network
  • Elder Walter Cooke Wisdom Keeper Award – Walter Cooke

For more information on the Gala please click here.


Capital Updates: