Our world has certainly changed since March 2020. You as front line community health workers have been leading the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in each of your First Nations communities. The Chiefs of Ontario Health Secretariat is here to support you in any way possible as we work through all of the uncertainties together.

We will continue to host our monthly Regional Health Directors call where information will be shared from First Nation organizations, Provincial, Federal health partners as well as subject matter experts on issues of COVID-19. As well we hope to continue this newsletter on a monthly basis to share what we have heard from you on our calls, and answer some of your questions and concerns as well as topics of interest related to the pandemic.

We applaud all of the frontline primary health, public health and health professionals, service providers and others who are helping to assist community members during this challenging time. Thank you for your tireless efforts.

Carmen R. Jones

Chiefs of Ontario, Director of Health