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All Nations Healing Hospital (ANHH)

This past fiscal year marked the second year of a five-

year commitment with the ANHH. First Nations people

of Saskatchewan face significant challenges today with

respect to obtaining timely access to quality health care

services that meet the unique needs of their communities.

The Chronic Illness Centre of Health can assist youth,

Elders, and seniors to maintain their health and well-being

as well as provide assistance through preventive measures

with regard to chronic illness. The centre will also reduce

the stress of clients travelling to a major centre for dialysis

treatment and this will help improve their quality of life.

With SIGA’s financial support, the ANHH will be able to

provide dialysis services for First Nation patients/clients

in need of dialysis as well as provide a strong prevention

focus to assist patients/clients to maintain their kidney

health. This opportunity will be the first in Canada to create

a purpose-built chronic facility that is owned and operated

by a First Nations Tribal Council. The Chronic Illness Centre

of Health will be a showcase site that demonstrates the

value we place on First Nations and Métis populations, and

provide the rest of our health care system with a model

for efficient delivery of care for chronic illness, the cost of

which is $80 billion to Canadians.

2015 SIGA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The SIGA First Nation Scholarship Program provides

incentive to First Nation individuals to pursue education

and continued learning in academic areas considered to be

vital to the continued success of First Nations employment

in Saskatchewan.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, SIGA’s First Nation

Scholarship Awards have provided First Nations students

with either a $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 scholarship to

pursue post-secondary education.

In 2015 SIGA partnered with the Saskatchewan Indian

Institute of Technologies (SIIT) to provide $100,000

in scholarships with the help of a $50,000 matching

provincial grant.

$100,000

in scholarships to SIIT students

in 2015 with the help of a $50,000

matching provincial grant

Fall of 2016

Target opening date for The Chronic

Illness Centre of Health