Compass North is partnered with the Northern Ontario PPE initiative which aims to assist front-line healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19 by supplying them with critical personal protective equipment (PPE).
For more information and to get involved, visit:
Students work collaboratively to develop health promotion workshops on various topics including mental health, self-care, and vaccinations under supervision of faculty health care professionals. Students deliver these workshops to community members at partner facilities throughout the city including The Shelter House, Anishnawbe Mushkiki, Lakehead Public Schools, and John Howard Society.
If you have an idea of a workshop that could be beneficial to your organization, please do not hesitate to contact us!
After completing a needs assessment of resources in Thunder Bay in 2014, we developed an interactive map listing services and resources available in the community. The map makes locating and connecting with service providers easy and straightforward.
You can find the full map here.
While we are still happy to share our map, it is outdated and may contain some inaccuracies.
Compass North has previously hosted a Social Accountability Speaker Series with the goal of fostering social accountability in the current and next generation of health professionals, and as a mechanism for recruiting student members and faculty advisers.
In Partnership with RAZ, Compass North is currently hosting a Speaker Series wherein local professionals and community members will present on various topics like determinants of health, underserved communities, and interprofessional collaboration.
Our goal is to ensure that we, as learners and future health care providers, remain socially accountable to the populations of Northern Ontario.
Check out our events page for upcoming
speaker series dates.
We run annual vaccination clinics in October or November in association with Anishnawbe Mushkiki and NorWest Community Health Centre. Please see our events page for vaccination clinic dates in the fall!
Compass North has a very engaged research committee. Students consolidate data from our current projects including our health workshops and vaccination clinics into clinical research pieces. Student representatives have presented research findings at local and international conferences including Northern Constellations and the Society of Student Run Free Clinics.
We are currently working on developing a series of escape rooms to warn youth about the dangers of vaping.
Check back soon for more details!
Compass North members receive training in naloxone administration and deliver this training to other groups and organizations at Lakehead Univeristy and within the community. If you or your organization would like to be trained in naloxone administration, don't hesitate to contact us!
A podcast made for students, by students! Join Lakehead University Student Health and Wellness and Compass North Student-Led Health Outreach as they breakdown and discuss various health-related topics.
If your organization has any ongoing or future projects that Compass North may be able to help with, please get in contact with us! We are always looking for new and innovative initiatives welcoming student involvement.