FIREFLY welcoming input to create informative client-family handbook
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla - Staff Writer
FIREFLY is encouraging local families and youth to partake in their survey and assist in creating a well-rounded informative family handbook for the community.
Project lead, and a student at Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Bonnie Mineault shared, “The family handbook will provide easy access to any information about FIREFLY including general info, and info about FIREFLY’s main programs and services. As well, the goal is to make information accessible for everyone and some people may prefer a handbook rather than searching for the information they need on the website.” She added, “Public input is crucial at the end of the day when things like this are being created due to the fact that the handbook is for clients and families of our area. We really want to know what information people need and want to see included so when they go to access it, all of their questions are answered.”
The five-minute family handbook client survey will be available until Monday, July 5, at https://forms.office.com/r/wQbpRMxp0v. FIREFLY hopes to have the rough draft of the handbook completed by the end of July, aiming to begin publication middle to end of August, shared Mineault. She added that the handbook will be available both digitally and as a hard copy, and once published, could be accessed on FIREFLY’s website or at FIREFLY’s Sioux Lookout location, as well as other locations in the region.
“FIREFLY wants to help as many people as possible and wants people to utilize the services offered. FIREFLY offers mental health services such as counselling, school-based rehab services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology, childcare programs and respite services, FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) clinics, outreach programs and so much more. A list of all FIREFLY’s services can be found on the website at http://www.fireflynw.ca/programs-and-services,” concluded Mineault.