COO health website

Contact Us


Tracy Antone
Director of Health


Emily King
NIHB Navigator North

Miryan Castro
NIHB Navigator South


Chiefs of Ontario Health News

Good morning,
The Chiefs of Ontario and Cancer Care Ontario are pleased to announce the publication of a new report entitled Cancer in First Nations in Ontario: Risk Factors and Screening. The report was developed to address the information gap associated with First Nations-specific health data.
We are currently faced with the challenge that First Nations in Ontario—whether on- or off-reserve—have a much higher risk for cancer than non-Aboriginal Ontarians. Actions to improve the health of First Nations are urgently required if we are to avert a future...
TORONTO, ON (Feb 22, 2016) --- The Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting its 10th Annual Chiefs of Ontario Health Forum this week in Toronto which will include three days of panel presentations, workshops, keynotes speakers and a Recognition Awards Dinner that will honour leaders and partnerships in the First Nations Health sector.
“We know where we want to go. Our theme of celebrating partnerships and community accomplishments is important, as it demonstrates the strength, resiliency and knowledge of our communities and our people. We have worked hard to hold the...
The health of the First Nations is indisputably poorer than others in Canada. Our peoples experience rates of mental illness, depression, substance abuse and suicide more than other Canadians. We are acting now for change. We are acting now to close the gap.
This bulletin was created to honour the remarkable projects, programs and activities taking place in First Nation communities across Canada that support and promote mental wellness and community empowerment. This bulletin highlights approaches to wellness that are strength-...
Priority Areas:
As a generous supporter of Kids Help Phone, we wanted you to be among the first to know about the launch of our new service that speaks directly to teen guys: BroTalk.
Why guys?

Only 23% of young people who reach out to a counsellor at Kids Help Phone are male.
Suicide accounts for about 23% of deaths among youth aged 15 to 24. Over 75% of these youth are male.

Kids Help Phone conducted 18 months of extensive research with guys to better understand and meet their needs. We used what we learned to develop BroTalk – a new service that speaks...