GREEN FOOD BAGS — JUNE 2024

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is excited to announce the return of Green Food Bags in June 2024! MCA’s Community Health Services (CHS), located at Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io Health Facility, is currently accepting orders. Limited quantities of boxes are available, 2 per person. The deadline to place an order is June 7, 2024 at 4 p.m. Each bag is […]

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NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK CONTEST

In celebration of National Immunization Awareness Week, MCA’s Community Health Services (CHS) will be holding a contest!   Entering the contest is easy: just submit your immunization record to the CHS program by Tuesday, April 30.   Individuals who update their record will also be entered into the drawing.   If you have any questions or would like more information, […]

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU CONTRACT COVID-19

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is providing the community with information on what to do if they contract COVID-19. With respiratory illness and flu season looming, it is highly recommended that Akwesasronon follow public health guidelines and avoid the spread of flus, viruses, and illnesses to other community members.   Symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not […]

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COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19

The Community Health Program is providing the community with updated information regarding COVID-19. An increasing number of cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the surrounding communities of Akwesasne.   IF YOU’RE FEELING SICK, STAY HOME If you are feeling sick or having COVID-19 symptoms, stay home to prevent transmission to others. You should only leave your home to seek […]

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SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT BLASTOMYCOSIS?

Blastomycosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of the soil fungus Blastomyces, and usually begins as a lung infection. It is not spread from person-to-person or from dogs to people. Signs of illness usually take up to three months to develop.   Blastomycosis is treatable! If left untreated, the infection can become more severe and could require hospitalization […]

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WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2023

The MCA Community Health Program would like to honour all of our breastfeeding mothers and babies in Akwesasne — breastfeeding can be done anywhere and anytime, take a picture or a “brelfie” and send it to us! Entries can be emailed to amanda.garrow@akwesasne.ca. Deadline to submit is July 31, 2023 @ 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Community Health […]

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FITNESS CALENDAR — JULY 2023

The Community Health Program is sharing their July 2023 Fitness Program calendar with the community.   Please note that any scheduled classes will be cancelled if MCA is closed for any reason. Other issues may arise that will cause fitness classes to be cancelled. Please check the Community Health Program’s Facebook Page for any updates/cancellations.   If you have any […]

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NATIONAL CANCER WELLNESS AWARENESS DAY

June 26th is National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day! This year, the MCA Community Health Program will be focusing on the power of yoga in supporting individuals living with cancer. Join us virtually or in-person for a free yoga session with Tasha Thompson to spread awareness, highlight the benefits of this practice for cancer patients & their caregivers, and empower individuals […]

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SAFE ZONE OPEN GYM

The MCA Community Health Program and the Safe Zone Committee have teamed up to provide an inclusive, judgment-free space for LGBTQIAA+ Akwesasronon. On Thursdays starting June 29, the Community Health Fitness Center at Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io will be open from 4-6 p.m. for community members to enjoy!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Olivia Cook at 613-575-2341 ext. […]

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