Oki! With Siksika Health as the primary health and wellness service provider, for the Nation, we look to serve through a holistic, collaborative multi-service system connected and integrated with primary and secondary care, community health services, support, and rehab programs.
Creating community and bringing people together around common experiences will sustain the Siksika Health Campus, designed through research/analysis and master planning.
A master plan provides a critical road map, with a long-term view, for the transformation of community environments to better serve the people. The vision reflects the values and needs of the Nation through community engagement.
The landscape is changing, demand is increasing, and needs are becoming more complex. With more complex health needs, the services for chronic medical conditions need to be accessible, for all ages. To respond to the needs of Nation members, planning must consider cultural protocols and best practices, grounded in Siksika culture, creating a space of belonging to deliver interconnected services and the facilitation of partnership initiatives to improve health outcomes.
A health campus plan is being designed, with a focus on healing, well-being, and resilience for Siksika Nation and neighbouring communities. The master plan for the health campus will include elements such as physical buildings, public spaces, and interconnections, all grounded in the overall vision, and informing a process of thought, action and decision-making that will prepare Siksika Health Services for infrastructure (capital) readiness.
The Siksika Health Campus is proposed for the area east, south, and west within proximity to the current Siksika Health and Wellness Centre with interconnected services throughout the health campus.
June 2022 (Master Plan)
Our Vision with the Siksika Health Campus is to see culture as innovation in transforming the design of health & wellness delivery
Continuing Care in Siksika Nation will serve the community for generations to come by supporting those living in the community and facility-based care, as needed. Our continued commitment to community capacity building engages collaboratively with Siksika Nation members, Alberta Health Services and surrounding municipalities to support planning and design that embraces Siksika culture. The future of continuing care includes the transition of the residents of the existing Siksika Elder’s Lodge and expanded services so that Siksika elders, for the first time, will have access to long term care and designated assisted living, in their own community. The planning is led by a working group, serving to engage with the community while capturing the needs of a future design.
Western/central portion of Siksika Nation, approximately one-half (1/2) kilometre east of Secondary Road 547, and one kilometre south of Hwy 901. To the north of the site is new residential housing and to the immediate east is the Siksika Health & Wellness Centre.
Band Council Resolution: BCR #04-51
Reimagined and Revitalized with Culture Innovating Design
HOPE Park, with a focus on culture as our inspiration for ideas and innovation, will be reimagined to bring optimism to our future. As a central park, the HOPE Park will better meet the needs of individuals of all ages, a gathering place of open green areas for family and friends and community. Grounded in Siksika Nation history and woven by Blackfoot / Siksika art, the re-envisioned and revitalized HOPE Park will include tipis, gardens, recreational spaces, and elements of traditional landscape that will provide healing and learning for the community.
(formerly the Siksika Nation Administration Park (“Admin Park”)) – near the centre of Siksika Nation,on Highway 547, across from the Siksika Tribal Administration Office.