The Saik'uz Health department is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible health care for on-reserve members. If you require physical, mental, or emotional care, the Saik'uz Health team is here to support you. If you are a Saik'uz member requiring assistance accessing health services on- or off-reserve, please feel welcome to reach out to us.
Hi! I am the Health Manager for Saik’uz since July 2018, and recently elected to the FNHDA Board of Directors in September 2020.
My grandparents are the late Morris and Dr. Sophie Thomas, my mother is Minnie Thomas and late father, Lloyd Laboucan. I am from Saik’uz and sit with the frog clan. I have 3 adult children: 2 sons and 1 stepdaughter.
The teachings of the women in my life and ancestral teachings are the cornerstone of my life and also lay the foundation to my dedication and passion for the physical health of oneself, and to the health of the land; which is a large part of our wellbeing.
Our traditional practices of Saik’uz are an important factor to our wellbeing, and now weaved it into all services and programs delivered by our health to ensure our traditions and practises remain alive, and to have the opportunity to a traditional response to our health needs.
NNADAP Wellness Worker
As a NNADAP Wellness Worker, Donna's duties consist of one-on-one counselling, group counselling, and land- and culture-based healing.
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Hello! I am from Tr’ondek Hwech’in. I am from the Wolf clan from Dawson City, Yukon Territory, we are the Klondike River people. I am a full-time NNADAP/Wellness Worker at Saik’uz Health. I have received my diploma in 2015 as a Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist at Stratford Career. My passion is helping people dealing with addictions and, if you need someone to talk to or need help getting into treatment centre, I am here for you. My door is always open.
Reception & Patient Travel
At the Health Centre receptionist and patient travel clerk, Hope's duties include scheduling appointments with doctors and nurses, assisting visitors with patient travel requests and submissions, communications with outside organizations, and providing support to other Health Centre staff.
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Hadih! My name is Hope Thomas, the daughter of Jackie Thomas and Reese Patrick. I went to school in early 2019 for MOA (Medical Office Assistant). I started at the Saik’uz Health Centre in 2019 until February 2020 where I then went on MAT leave for 8 ½ months. My role at the Health Centre include taking appointments for the doctors and nurses, sanitizing after each visitor comes into the office, doing patient travel, taking calls and helping others in office when needed. I’m here to point clients in the right direction on who they should see, to take appointments and to provide patient travel to those in need.
Community Health Representative (CHR)
Linda's duties consist of conducting home visits, assisting elders and those with mobility challenges in pick ups and drop offs at medical appointments, and running community health clinics.
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I have been the CHR for Saik’uz Health for the past 14 years. I was born and raised in Saik’uz. I am from the Grouse clan, and a mother to six children and grandmother to 14 grandchildren. I am also one of the Band Representative for the Community Wellness Committee. I graduated from the Care Resident Aid Program in the year 2000. I work along side the Saik’uz Health team, Family Preservation Worker, doctors, nurses, specialists, and many other professionals as a team to advocate for families to receive the best possible care. I am the Homemaker Supervisor and ensure members receive this service if needed. I do my best to help each member in a professional manner.
NNADAP Wellness Worker
As a NNADAP Wellness Worker, Peter's duties consist of one-on-one counselling, group counselling, and land- and culture-based healing.
Learn more about Peter:
I work at the Saik’uz Health Centre and I am Caribou clan from Stellat’en First Nation. My passion is to help people dealing with addictions. You need help getting into treatment I can help you. My work experience five years on the ARP team and did five month training at NECHI Institute, Advanced Counselling Training. Proudly to say I am 21 years sober, and first-hand experience strength and hope to the community of Saik'uz.