The Department of Health is informing the community that, per the Associate Deputy Minister of Long-Term Care, there has been an update to the vaccination policy at the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility and the Iakhihsohtha Lodge.  


All staff members, students, and volunteers at Tsiionkwanonhso:te and Iakhihsohtha will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by November 15, 2021, unless they have a valid medical exemption, or experienced an adverse reaction to the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of medical exemption from a doctor or nurse practitioner must be provided to your supervisor. 


Existing staff, students, and volunteers, as well as support workers who currently attend the LTC/Lodge must provide proof of vaccination by November 15, 2021. Any new staff, support workers, students, and volunteers must provide proof of vaccination before they begin working, undertaking placement, or volunteering in the LTC/Lodge. 


Staff, support workers, students, or volunteers who choose not to provide proof of vaccination, or proof of medical exemption by the required date, will not be able to attend a long-term care home to work, undertake a student placement, or volunteer.


An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” if they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines. 


If you are in need of receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Community Health Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220 to register for the next available COVID-19 vaccine clinic.