Sioux Lookout Regional Physicians Services Inc.


Sioux Lookout is a dynamic, multicultural and full-service community which is surrounded by lush forests and beautiful pine-bordered lakes, providing an enviable lifestyle. Living in Sioux Lookout is a recipe for health, happiness, and overall personal and professional satisfaction. As a service hub for nearly 30,000 people and a year-round tourist and outdoor recreation destination, the community provides an enviable lifestyle for visitors and residents alike.

Sioux Lookout has a rich history (including the Legend of Sioux Lookout), a vibrant business community, a wealth of community service organizations, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that embraces new-comers from within the region, across Canada and around the world!

Sioux Lookout is home to the Sioux Lookout Flyers (Jr. A Hockey franchise), the annual Blueberry Festival, the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre - a centre of excellence for health services - and many First Nations organizations. Sioux Lookout boasts many amenities, businesses and services which help to enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors alike, including a municipally-operated airport that serves the region.

Interested parties are encouraged to review Sioux Lookout's Community Profile for a better sense of the community and all it has to offer.  You are also welcome to take a look at the town's  "Points of Interest" map to appreciate some of the many amenities within the community.

The Sioux Lookout health care system is experiencing an era of exciting change.

In April 1997, a historic four-party agreement, signed by First Nations, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and the federal and provincial governments,committed to amalgamating Sioux Lookout's federal and provincial hospitals and building a new combined health care facility.

The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre  was incorporated  in December 2001 and in November 2010, the doors to the new health centre will be opening.  This will increase access to health care for all residents in Sioux Lookout and its surrounding communities, including 28 First Nations communities.

Also opening in the fall of 2010 is the new hostel in Sioux Lookout. The new 100-bed facility is located next to the hospital and will provide a home-away-from-home for First Nations patients travelling to and through Sioux Lookout for health care.

The 31 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout area all have a variety of amenities. See the links to each community in Community Profiles to find out about each specific community.

Northwestern Ontario is a region that is proud of its large and growing Aboriginal populations. The Ojibwe, Cree and Oji-Cree First Nations are native to the area and bring a strong sense of history and culture to daily life in our Northwestern Ontario communities. Many other First Nations as well as Metis and Inuit peoples are also represented.

Key Aboriginal organizations include:

Political Agencies

Tribal Councils