Brighter Future Initiatives (BFI)

The Brighter Futures Initiative Program is a community-based health promotion and ill-health prevention program. The program promotes health and prevents ill-health through learning-related activities that strive to increase awareness, change attitudes, build knowledge and enhance skills.

 

Program Components

 

1. Mental Health   - The goal of this component is to promote the development of healthy communities through community-based mental health programs, services and/or activities. Information and awareness activities on a variety of topics (ex.: depression, family violence and stress management), counseling services and wellness activities (ex.: a course in traditional shawl making and recreational activities) are some of the ways communities have promoted the health of their community. 

2. Child Development - This component aims to ensure that children receive the nurturing they need to reach their full potential. A wide variety of community-based programs and activities have been funded under this component, such as school breakfast programs, a math learning program, a parent-child crafts program, school-based "Stop Bullying" sessions, cultural heritage activities and toy lending libraries. 

3. Parenting - The aim of this component is to promote culturally-sensitive parenting skills. A variety of activities have been funded through this component and include parenting workshops and parenting training programs.

4. Injury Prevention - As the title suggests, the goal of this component is to prevent injuries. Examples of activities funded include first-aid and CPR training, water safety workshops, awareness campaigns and promotion of the use of seat belts and car seats.

Pinaymootang First Nation Health Centre

824 Main Market Road

Fairford, MB, R0C 0X0

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call
204-659-2500