Athabasca Tribal Council releases Wildfire report

The Athabasca Tribal Council released the “Rebuilding Resilient Indigenous Communities” report in October 2018, along with a video of the experiences and stories of community members during the May 2016 wildfire. 

This ground-breaking report is the first of its kind in Canada as a comprehensive Indigenous-led assessment of a major natural disaster and its impacts, including First Nations and Métis governments, communities, and organizations across the entire region. The report highlights key lessons learned from the May 2016 wildfire evacuation and the process of recovery for Indigenous and Métis communities and families. 

SafelyFed Canada is honoured to have been invited to attend the Athabasca Tribal Council Health & Wellness Conference on January 29-31 in Fort McMurray, where community members, staff and service providers from across the region will come together.

From coast to coast, spreading the word

It has been a busy fall with speaking engagements and conferences for both principals at SafelyFed Canada.

Sept 30    CIUSS Montreal-Centre-Sud                   Montreal, QC

L’alimentation des nourrissons en situations d’urgence: le contexte canadien

Oct 3          North-East ESS Training Day                 Athabasca, AB

Orientation to Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

Oct 23        Current Controversies in Infant Nutrition Research  St. John’s, NL

Infant Feeding in Emergencies: a Canadian case study

ALERT: Cold Weather Disasters

Cold weather emergencies pose special challenges for parents and caregivers of infants and young children. Keeping little ones warm and meeting their nutritional needs requires consistent, accurate messages, particularly during power outages and periods of extended difficulty travelling.

SafelyFed Canada will be monitoring news nationally and using our social media platforms to remind parents and helpers about the importance of keeping babies close, avoiding over-bundling and feeding often especially when normal routines are disrupted.

If you have questions about supporting families in cold weather emergencies or have a specific need for a resource, let us know.

Where you’ll find us over the next few months

Jan 28-31 ATC Health & Wellness Conference Fort McMurray, AB

Mar 12 ESS Training Exercise Conklin, AB

Mar 20-22 Int’l Breastfeeding & Feminism Conference Chapel Hill, NC