We are Blood Tribe Department of Health

Helping You Get Better Since 1984


Since 1984, Blood Tribe Department of Health (BTDH) has been in operation as an entity pursuant to the provisions of the formally Canada Corporations Act now Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of elected or appointed directors.  In essence, the BTDH Board has a functional role as “policy-makers” and thus relies on its delegate, the Chief Executive Officer, to ensure its policies and the BTDH programs are operational and that strategic plan and operational plans are implemented.

The Blood Tribe Department of Health describes itself as a complex organization given the number of staff it employs and its operating budget.  As at December 2013, the human resource program reports that the organization employs a total of 167 individuals including 116 permanent/full time 51 part-time/casual staff members.


The organization operates under the auspices of a Blocked Transfer Contribution Agreement with First Nation Inuit Health Branch and operates a full spectrum of health services.  Currently the programs offered to the Blood Tribe community include:

  • Community Public Health (includes the Mandatory programs and Canadian Pre-Natal Nutrition Program)
  • Kainai Home Care
  • Kainai Wellness Centre including Brighter Futures, Building Health Communities, National Native Alcohol Drug Addictions Program, Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Maternal Child Health Programs, Indian Residential School Program
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits including medical transportation and x-ray and laboratory services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Kainai Continuing Care Centre.

Rental space is available to clinical programs offered by contracted services providers including Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists.