News & Events from the Wawa Family Health Team

Clinical Dietitian (Full-time)

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Summary of Position:
Applicants are currently being accepted for the position of a Registered Dietitian, who will be a valued team member in all facets of nutrition as part of a collaborative position with the following organizations:
Wawa Family Health Team
North Algoma Diabetes Education Program
Lady Dunn Health Centre (inpatients, Long Term Care residents.)

The above Health Care groups are housed at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, a new facility opened in 2003, serving an area with a population approximating 5700 people.

The Registered Dietitian, in conjunction with other members of the Wawa Family Health Team, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates all nutrition education and counseling activities.

Considerations have been made to make this a fulfilling professional role for the successful candidate. Significant vacation and education opportunities are available.

Wawa is a picturesque pristine area, rich in opportunities for all seasonal outdoor activities, as well as many community facilities, with activities for all interests. Nestled along the north shore of Lake Superior, Wawa is noted for its friendliness, as well as being environmentally green.


  • Completion of a Baccalaureate of Science in Nutrition or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Completion of an internship from an accredited facility
  • Eligibility for membership with the College of Dietitians, and Dietitians of Canada
  • Some travel, and evening/weekend work required.
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of an electronic medical record and Email an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Self directed, motivated team player, with a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license required and use of personal vehicle preferred

The following will be considered assets:

  • Bilingualism in both official languages
  • Experience working in a long term care or acute care setting
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, (CDE), or willingness to work towards same
  • Minimum of one year experience in a clinical setting in community, or Primary Care setting
  • Current CPR certification, or willingness to obtain
  • Experience in the area of chronic disease management and adult education

Those interested in the position or for more information please contact:
Silvana Dereski
Telephone: 705-856-1313 ext. 4461
Fax: 705-856-9550

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Wawa Family Health Team offers vegetarian cooking classes

News Dec 07, 2016 No Comments

The Wawa Family Health Team offered it’s second set of vegetarian cooking classes this Fall. Lead by Dr. Julie Weinstein and Rebecca Coughlin, Registered Dietitian, the classes were well attended and the participants voiced that the recipes were tasty. The purpose of these classes was to provide participants with the opportunity to try simple, healthy, vegetarian recipes that they could make at home. The Vegetarian Diet can be low in fat, high in fibre, and incorporates lots of vegetables. Adding vegetarian meals to your weekly menu can help you lower your cholesterol, manage your weight, and improve your health.

Links to the recipes from the Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 vegetarian cooking classes have been listed below. Please note that we may have made changes to the original recipe for the purpose of our cooking classes:

Fall 2015
Mexican Quinoa:
Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry):
Barley & Lentil Salad with Kale:
Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry:
Raw Vegan Fruit Tart:

Fall 2016
Butternut Squash Salad:
Lentil “Meatballs”:
Simple Pasta Sauce (using no-salt-added canned tomatoes):
Crispy Tofu:
Sweet Potato & Kale Chili:
Pumpkin Oat Balls:

Dr. Thomas Retiring – Welcome to Dr. Christopher Stamler

News Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

The Wawa Family Health Team would like to thank Dr. Anthony Thomas for his commitment of servicing the Wawa and area residents with medical care over the last five years. Dr. Thomas will be retiring on July 31st, 2015. Best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement.

As of August 1st, 2015 the Wawa Family Health Team is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Stamler to the team as a permanent Wawa physician. All patients currently enrolled with Dr. Thomas will automatically be transferred to Dr. Stamler’s care on August 1, 2015.

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There continues to be some confusion concerning eligibility with the Northern Travel Grants.
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