In the spirit of reconciliation, One Health was developed to build trust, learn, co-create and deliver community-engaged programming. Through One Health, we focus on the link between animal and human health and well-being. The program will deliver a series of both external northern/remote and internal clinics, that offer a variety of services to both human and animals that were previously lacking access.
The One Health program focuses on the connection between animal and human health. We recognize that healthy animals are integral to healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities. Through our One Health approach, we position veterinary services as critical for both animal health and community public health.
When working with Indigenous communities, we recognize the importance of reconciliation and relationship-building. We strive to develop trusting and respectful relationships with community members and leadership to achieve long-term and positive partnerships and to assist with building healthy companion animal relationships and communities. Please read our full Indigenous Relations Policy here.
Spay/neuter clinics (external remote/Northern and in-house), vaccine clinics, pet food donations (when available), consulting for animal-related by-law development, knowledge sharing about dog bite prevention, and dog behaviour and health.
We work with communities and local animal-focused organizations to provide external remote/Northern and internal clinics to communities in need. To date, we have provided services to: Cross Lake, Norway House, Poplar River, Gillam/Fox Lake, Easterville, God’s Lake, Split Lake, Winnipeg and others across the province.
Community Dog Book: https://researchers.usask.ca/tasha-epp/documents/community-dog-book-may.2018.pdf
IFAW educational resources: https://www.ifaw.org/ca-en/resources/register-to-receive-ifaws-indigenous-educational-resources
Save Rez Dogs: https://saverezdogs.com/resources
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