UNSM recognizes the importance of developing and strengthening our communities by supporting and building capacity within our leadership - united we'll stand together as our communities grow and prosper!
At its core, Capacity Development exists to help UNSM Mi'kmaq communities achieve success while upholding their cultural values and community spirit. Here are some areas we work with local leadership to accomplish that:
The Union of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq offers several health-related services and programs, aimed at creating and maintaining a healthy and vibrant Mi’kmaq nation.
We're proud to be involved in a number of programs and services including:
The Union of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq is responsible for the administration of the Nova Scotia sector of the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS). Working with all 13 First Nations communities across Nova Scotia, the Program Manager coordinates research activities pertinent to the RHS. The Program Manager also works with Abeqweit and Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island, and Miawpukek in Conne River, Newfoundland.
Designed by and for First Nations people, the RHS is a First Nations-specific survey that applies to on-reserve participants only. The study looks into the determinants of health such as housing, income levels, food security, mental health, family structure, residential school history, community wellness, health care access, injury, smoking, alcohol, drugs, suicide, physical activity, languages, education, water quality, social activities, and other factors over several cycles, or phases.
Phone: (902) 539-4107
Fax: (902) 564-2137
201 Churchill Drive – Suite 304
Membertou, Nova Scotia
Canada B1S 0H1
"UNSM has a long history of advocating and litigating for Aboriginal and treaty rights and now we've added focus on providing innovative governance capacity services to member bands."
- Doug Brown, Executive Director