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Health Services

Mission Statement

The Dokis First Nation Band Council is mandated by the membership and dedicated to improving the quality of health and the well being of the community.

Through local management, health services delivery focuses on a holistic approach offering western and traditional healing choices. The complimentary relationship between the two healing traditions impacts on disease prevention, facilitation of recovery from illness and enhancement of well-being.

By concentrating on awareness, skills development, disease prevention, health promotion and community development, the individual and the community will make a personal commitment in improving the quality of life.

Health Services Staff


Sally Dokis - Health Director

Education: Laurentian University, B.A. (Honors)- Native Studies (1999)

Laurentian University, B.S.W. (Honors)- Native Human Services (2002)

Work Experience: Community Wellness Worker (September 2001 - April 2007)
Health Director (April 2007 - Present)

Professional Memberships: Registered Social Worker, Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Services Workers, Ontario Association of Social Workers

Job Components: Research initiatives and write proposals to expand local community services and to address present and future needs of the community. Provides supervision, personal and functional support to Health workers through coordination of a teamwork approach in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. Prepares and submits financial and program reports to funders and local leadership.



Bernadette Restoule - Community Diabetes Educator

Bernadette RestouleI have been employed with the Dokis Health Centre since 1994 as the Community Diabetes Educator.

Education:  Laurentian University -  Bachelor of Arts Degree Native Studies, Cambrian College- Diabetes Education Program Certificate, Yellow Quill College - Community Diabetes Prevention Program Certificate.

Professional Memberships:  Northern Diabetes Health Network, Canadian Diabetes Association, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association.



Medical Transportation Driver




Denise Dokis - Program Support Clerk

Denise Dokis

I have had the position of Program Support Clerk for the Dokis Health Centre since July 1995. With my position, I manage the Medical Transportation Program as well as the NIHB Long Distance Travel Program for Dokis Band Members.

I have 4 children (Amanda, Farah, Jordan and Candace) as well as 4 beautiful grandchildren.I have lived in Dokis since 1985.

If you need to speak to me about any issues regarding Medical Transportation or Long Distance Travel, please contact me at the office at (705) 763-2112.



Gwen Dokis - Mental Health Worker

Gwen DokisBeing in the Mental Health position since April 1, 1998, some of my duties include delivery of prevention programs, referrals, liaison and client advocates.

Education: Native Community Care Counseling and Development Diploma - Cambrian College.






Renate Serafinowicz - Community Health Nurse

Renate SerafinowiczEducation: LakeHead University- Community Health Nursing for First Nation
Cambrian College- Health Services Nursing

Work experience: 1998-present employed with Dokis First Nation

I maintain all mandatory Health Programs such as:


  • Immunization
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Primary/Secondary/Tertiary Care
  • Referrals/Counselling
  • Pre & post Natal Care
  • Child Development Screening
  • Acute Care/Chronic Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Footcare
  • Blood work
  • BSE Examination
  • Blood glucose/Blood pressure/Cholesterol/Hemoglobin monitoring
  • HIS/Administration
  • Walk-in Clinic



Sandra Dokis - Drug & Alcohol Prevention Worker

Sandra DokisI provide referrals and support to drug, tobacco and alcohol treatment service. My job is to coordinate, implement and administer community prevention, promotion and awareness programs for addictions such as drug, alcohol, tobacco and gambling.

Employment History:  Employed as the Drug & Alcohol Prevention Worker with the Dokis Health Center since June 28, 2004.

Education: Honours Bachelor of Social Work- Native Human Services




Charlene Restoule - Community Health Representative

Charlene RestouleEducation: Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (2004) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (2005).

Scope of Duties: To promote healthy lifestyles, awareness and education through Healthy Babies Healthy Children Programs, Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program, HIV/AIDS, and various topics educating a variety of ages groups within the community.

To work collaboratively with the Environmental Health Officer, ensuring water safety, environmental issues (ie. dog bites, rabies reports, west nile monitoring, etc..), and submission of summer employment for two students to work under Green Plan. To provide assisstance and support to special needs clients. To provide and maintain supportive care to the elderly, chronic or frail through home visits.



Gladys Goulais - Community Wellness Worker

Gladys GoulaisI am a member of Dokis First Nation.  I was hired as the Community Wellness Worker for the Dokis Health Centre in June 2007.

Education:  Graduated from Canadore College - Social Service Worker Program 1994.




Our Mailing Address:

Dokis Health Centre

940-B Main Street

Dokis First Nation, ON

P0M 2N1


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