The Brighter Futures program is a community-based health promotions and ill health prevention program for the Daystar, George Gordon, Kawacatoose and Muskowekwan First Nations. The program typically, promotes health and prevents ill health through learning-related activities that strive to increase awareness, change attitudes, knowledge and enhance skills. Brighter Futures program is guided by the following principle;
A holistic approach is essential to support First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities.
A holistic approach is achieved when the five components if the program-mental health, child development, parenting, healthy babies and injury prevention are coordinated and linked with each other, as well as with other programs and services.
Including community members in the design of a program increase the likelihood of meeting the community needs.
Ensure activities are in line with the contribution agreement under the 5 components of the program – mental health, child development, parenting, healthy babies and injury prevention.
Plan and coordinate and conduct activities.
Maintain network of resources and contacts.
Collaborate with and coordinate people resources.
Participation on Health Committee.
Participates in case conferences to plan and coordinate services for the community members.
Collaborate with other staff – NNADAP, Mental Health Therapist, Elders and CHR’s etc. To add value to activities.
Develop volunteers to assist with activities.
Maintains a good knowledge of traditional and contemporary values and spirituality of the communities and adapt programming as needed.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with the Elders and other resource people.
Deliver culturally appropriate and holistic community based projects and programs to community members
Provide training opportunities to front line and community members.