Covid-19 related resources
Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey
In April 2020 the SPOR PIHCI Network, in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, launched the weekly Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey.
- Results of the most recent (fourth) survey cycle, May 15-18, are available in English.
- Results of the third survey cycle, April 24-27, are available in English and French.
- Results of the second survey cycle, April 17-20, are available in English and French.
- Results of the first survey cycle, April 10-13, are available in English and French.
- An invitation to primary care clinicians across the country to participate in the fifth survey cycle is open until May 26. Participate in English or French.
‘Safe on The Land’: Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY promote on-the-land social distancing
As part of its social distancing campaign called Our Home is Our Camp (#homeiscamp), Hotıì ts’eeda (Northwest Territories SPOR SUPPORT Unit) and FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) are continuing to promote social distancing that is both culturally relevant and safe in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Going out on the land is a good way to practice social distancing if you can,” said Hotıì ts’eeda Chairperson John B. Zoe. “We want to remind everyone of what our Elders and Knowledge Holders have always taught us: plan well, stay safe and ask for guidance if you need it.”
“Everyone needs to practice social distancing right now. It is the most important thing we can all do to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect our families and communities,” said Executive Director Candice Lys. “We care about each other’s safety and we want everyone who goes out on the land to do it safely.”
The two organizations are expanding their campaign in coordination with Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Health and Social Services. They are releasing a new poster by Dene artist Melaw Nakehk’o of Yellowknife, that provides reminders about how to be ‘Safe On The Land’.
Please note, going out on the land is for social distancing only. It is not a way to self-isolate. Anyone required to self-isolate must do this at home. Also, it is recommended that anyone feeling sick should stay at home. Continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 while on the land and consider heading back to town if someone develops symptoms. Because not everyone can or should go out on the land at this time, Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY note that it is important to make sure there is a plan and support for those who stay behind.
You can follow the Our Home is Our Camp campaign on the Hotıì ts’eeda Facebook page or following the hashtag #homeiscamp. Resources are being developed in all NWT official languages and can be accessed via www.nwtspor.ca and through social media.