Message from the Director of Health, Carmen R. Jones

Annii, Boozhoo, Sai:go, Waachiyaa,

As my time will be coming to an end I look back on the past several years with pride. It has been a great pleasure to be the Health Director for the Chiefs of Ontario I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. I have had the opportunity in meeting many great health professionals from communities. As well as my colleagues at the Federal and Provincial levels it has been great seeing many familiar faces and meeting new individuals along the way. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work alongside a great team within the Chiefs of Ontario Health Sector. Thank you to the Ontario Chiefs Committee on Health for providing great political advice and the Health Coordination Unit Health Directors for providing that technical lens. I wish you all the best as we move forward with the health agenda. My hope is that the Federal and Provincial Governments continue to provide that commitment to increase capacity to assist communities in their journey.

I find great comfort in knowing that the strength of our Health Department at the Chiefs of Ontario will continue and I have confidence that the new Health Director will continue to build on these achievements. I will not be leaving the Chiefs of Ontario but moving into the new Research and Data Management Sector as the Director.

I look forward to crossing paths in the future.

Director of Health, Carmen R. Jones

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