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Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out

  • All Indigenous Adults and Adult Household Members can book appointments, as of March 18, 2021 (poster below)
  • Book on-line: https://www.durhamvaccinebooking.ca/ or by phone: 1-888-444-5113
  • Do you identify as having Indigenous ancestry living in the Durham Region and having issues registering? Email Janice @ jakelly@lh.ca

Indigenous COVID-19 Vaccine Information Night (Monday March 22 from 6:45-8:00 pm)

As Durham Region continues with the urban Indigenous vaccination strategy, we recognize that many Indigenous Peoples are still in the decision-making phase with regards to receiving a COVID vaccine or not.
To help support those looking to make an informed decision, urban Indigenous community agencies are partnering with the Durham Region Health Department to host a virtual information night to provide accurate information on the COVID vaccines, answer any questions, and address concerns contributing to vaccine hesitancy.
The Durham Region Health Department will also provide information on how to register for clinics once individuals make the decision to receive the vaccine.
If interested in participating in this information session (flyer attached) please register here

Vaccine Information Session

March 22 | 6:45pm – 8:00pm

To register for the event click here

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucuGvrDkjHNKcAVjneWV2doluWoiLMOeO

COVID-19 UPDATE

Starting March 11, 2020, Indigenous Adults 55+ can book appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.durhamvaccinebooking.ca/

COVID 19 Update

Annual General Meeting Rescheduled

RSVP to Mary George by November 4, 2020. president@bawaajigewin.ca

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Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2020

To raise awareness to the residents of the Region of Durham what Orange Shirt Day represents in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation report from 2015 put forward many recommendations. One of them being the Residential School System. For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of
assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element of this policy, which can best be described as”cultural genocide.”
http://www. trc. ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_ the_ Truth_ Reconciling_for the Future July_ 23_2015. pdf

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