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INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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Mindimooyenh Health Clinic is open and drop-ins are welcome!

​If you think you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to the virus, follow the steps to take care of yourself and protect others:

What to do if you’ve been exposed
Testimonials of why people got vaccinated

Mindimooyenh Health Clinic

OUR JOURNEY TO SAFE INDIGENOUS FOCUSED HEALTHCARE

The Ontario Native Women’s Association opened the Mindimooyenh Health Clinic at our office located in Thunder Bay at 380 Ray Boulevard (parking off of Dalton Ave.).

 

The Mindimooyenh clinic prides itself in offering a holistic community member driven approach to vaccination and healthcare in a safe space.

Indigenous community members and their families, anyone who lives in an Indigenous household, or works in an Indigenous community are eligible at this time to receive of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Clinic offers:

1st and 2nd doses by request (6 months and up) (2nd doses available 8 weeks/56 days after 1st dose)

Booster doses (12 years+ up: 3 months/84 days after last dose)

Bivalent booster doses (5 years+: 3 months/84 days after last dose)

Flu shots (6 months old+)

Learn about the clinic

14,650

Total vaccination doses given

by the Mindimooyenh Health Clinic as of September 30, 2022

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Mindimooyenh – the “one who holds things together” in Ojibwe. It is a term that embodies women’s power and recognizes the pivotal role and hard-earned wisdom that Indigenous women and elders exercise within their families and communities. Women hold communities together through the renewed relationships with the human and spiritual world to create a space of connectedness to grow and heal. 
Adapted from Brenda. J Child – Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and Survival of Community (2012)

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I am honoured to have witnessed the determination of the Indigenous community and our hardworking dedicated staff who worked two jobs to support the Mindimooyenh clinic week after week. Their commitment to saving lives while bringing the comfort of our culture to the community during this difficult, stressful time was outstanding. Against the backdrop of a colonial system determined to dictate their wants and needs we stood our ground on the frontline providing solutions by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We have so much to be proud of in the crucial work achieved behind the countless masks, PPE and important safety guidelines.

Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director (ONWA)

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My daughter is thrilled to have received her first vaccine and I don’t think that I could have asked for a more kind and pleasant experience than what we received. It might sound weird to say that we’re looking forward to coming to get our second doses but I’m pretty sure we’ll be happily heading there in a few weeks to see all the faces that I know were smiling behind those masks.

A young mother shared about her experience at the clinic.

COVID-19 SAFETY

A Mother's Story

A Mother's Story
A Mother's Story

A Mother's Story

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I got my COVID-19 vaccine for...

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Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic Virtual Tour 2

Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic Virtual Tour 2

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Mindimooyenh Health Clinic

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE OR FLU SHOT?

Open to everyone who is Indigenous, lives in an Indigenous household, or work in an Indigenous community

Clinic is located in Thunder Bay at 380 Ray Boulevard (parking off of Dalton Ave.)

Need help finding a COVID-19 clinic in your area? Contact the Mindimooyenh Registration Line!

Call 807-697-1753 to book an appointment now or drop-in during clinic hours!

OPEN: Monday - Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM EST (closed through the lunch hour 12:00-1:00PM EST)

If you have any questions or concerns: 

Email: vaccine@onwa.ca

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Be a warrior against COVID-19!

 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible keeps everybody safe.

Book online: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca

OR call: 1-833-943-3900

Ontario's Vaccination Plan
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Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO

Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19. Learn about them and when they will be available in Ontario for you and your family.

I'm getting a vaccine because... I want to be part of community feasts again
I'm getting a vaccine because... I want to get back on the Pow Wow trail
I'm getting a vaccine because... I need ceremonies for my mental and cultural health
I'm getting a vaccine because... I want bannock day back
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