Ms. Sabrina Broadhead
Director, Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Sabrina Broadhead is the Director of the Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness Division in the Department of the Health and Social Services of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Division was created in June, 2013 and is building a network of support for community wellness programs and healthy choices. In addition, the Division has been tasked with building knowledge of, and competency in, the areas of cultural safety and traditional health and wellness.
Ms. Broadhead was born and raised in Fort Smith, NT. She spent her formative years enjoying the land with her large Metis family. Hunting, trapping, fishing and other traditional land based pursuits are a way of life for her and her 5 younger siblings. After completing her university education in southern Canada, in the early 80’s, she returned to the NWT to begin a career in community development that has spanned the past 30 years. Ms. Broadhead has a keen personal and professional interest in all aspects of the healthy development of northern communities.
Ms. Broadhead has been the recipient of two Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service and was granted the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Volunteer Service. Ms. Broadhead and her husband live in Hay River, NT, and have two grown children and one granddaughter.
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