NAN has developed a Task Team to lead NAN’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

These experts include:

  • Lead – Mae Katt, Nurse Practitioner
  • Dr. Mike Kirlew, Community Physician
  • Lynne Innes, Nurse Practitioner, CEO and President, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Dr. Jane Philpott, NAN Special Advisor on Health
  • Dr. Claudette Chase, Family Physician, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
  • Michelle Gervais, Emergency Management Consultant
  • Michael McKay, Director of Housing and Infrastructure, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Georgina Lentz, Director of Health Transformation, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Teri Fiddler, Traditional Knowledge Keeper
  • Barney Batise, Traditional Knowledge Keeper
  • Helen Cromarty, Traditional Knowledge Keeper
  • Eric Goodwin, National Incident Management Team Chief, Team Rubicon
  • Dr. Anna Banerji, Faculty Lead, Indigenous and Refugee Health, Post MD Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

More experts will be brought on to the Task Team, which will be lead by Mae Katt, as needed while this situation evolves and will include Traditional Knowledge Keepers.



are you experiencing symptoms?

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

Contact your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at  1-866-797-0000 if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a health care professional.

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

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