Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors February 2018 Meeting Highlights

Sacred Moment
Ms. Terrie Porter shared a story that illustrated how one small act of kindness may not necessarily make a difference to the whole world at large, but it will make all the difference in the world to the recipient – a statement which is relevant to our service providers, our leadership and our Board of Directors. As our changing future unfolds, we remain inspired by our long-term desire to see positive change results from our combined small actions to make a difference for each individual client, resident and the community.

Financial
The Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors approved the report of Statement of Operations and Financial Position, as presented by the Southern Health-Santé Sud Chief Executive Officer, Jane Curtis and Ken Klassen, VP - Finance & Planning, for the period to January 31, 2018, indicating a Year-to-Date Operating surplus of $3,732,702. The Year-to-Date surplus represents 1.25 % of the Southern Health-Santé Sud Year-to-Date budget.

Local Health Involvement Groups (LHIGs)
For information on the work of the Local Health Involvement Groups, frequently asked questions or how to get involved in one of several groups, please visit the Local Health Involvement Groups page.

The 20th Annual Healthy Communities Conference – May 1, 2018
This year’s conference entitled ‘Our Roots Bear Fruit’ is being hosted by the communities of De Salaberry and St. Pierre-Jolys together with the Rat River Recreation Commission. The Healthy Communities Conference is scheduled to be held at the Providence University College, Reimer Student Life Centre - Otterburne. For more information please visit the events page on our website.

Forced to Flee Simulation - Portage la Prairie - Wednesday April 25, 2018
As the Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors had previously identified an alternative date for its April Board meeting day, the Board is pleased to encourage and support attendance at this event.

2018 Aboriginal Adult Health Internship Program (AAHIP) - Graduation
Eight graduates were celebrated at a ceremony held on February 9, 2018 at the Keeshkeemaquah Gaming Centre in Portage la Prairie. Of those eight, two are pursuing further education and others have been employed within Southern Health-Santé Sud. The first phase of the program includes job shadowing where students work alongside a mentor to learn about the job whereas the second phase is hands-on learning. Now in its third year, this Southern Health-Santé Sud program is made possible with collaborative support from our partnerships including the Portage Learning & Literacy Centre, Manitoba Education & Training, Long Plain Employment & Training and Dakota Tipi First Nation.

Jordan’s Principle
The Southern Health-Santé Sud’s regional Jordan’s Principle Children & Youth Team participated in a two-day gathering/conference with other provincial Rehabilitation Services providers in January. The conference was designed to share experiences among provincial rehabilitation services providers and to set direction for the next several months regarding implementing Jordan’s Principle initiatives on the First Nation Communities in Southern Health-Santé Sud and across the province. 

The next regular Southern Health‐Santé Sud Board of Directors Meeting is planned for Friday April 6, 2018 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre. For more information, please visit Board Meetings.

This Info Bulletin is published in English only as a communication tool intended for the media. If you would like to communicate with someone in the official language of your choice regarding content of this Bulletin, please contact Southern Health‐Santé Sud Communications at 204‐424‐2329.

Ce bulletin est publié en anglais seulement comme outil de communication avec les médias. Si vous désirez communiquer avec quelqu’un dans la langue officielle de votre choix au sujet de son contenu, veuillez contacter l’équipe de communications de Southern Health‐Santé Sud au 204‐424‐2329.