The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) is a First Nations’ partnership organization comprised of Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Prince Albert Grand Council and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, all located in northern Saskatchewan. It delivers nursing, public health, and primary care treatment services in 33 First Nation communities throughout northern Saskatchewan. Encumbered by substantial annual reporting requirements by Health Canada/Government of Canada (through a format called the Community Based Reporting Template, or CBRT). NITHA leadership saw an opportunity to improve data collection from community based-healthcare workers/teams.

  • Develop a custom tool to facilitate federal reporting obligations
  • Reduce labour effort and human error associated with a manual reporting process
  • Ensure the new tool is intuitive, user-friendly, and compatible with current service hardware


Sandbox Software Solutions was awarded the contract to develop an online tool to facilitate data gathering and reporting called e-CBRT. The software solution included development of an interim data collection solution, software bridging to import collected data, and development of a system that captures individual level data consistent with reporting requirements of the Government of Canada.


The e-CBRT provides an easy-to-use and secure tool for the collection of data associated with healthcare programs managed by NITHA and NITHA partners and communities. This software improves the efficiency of data collection versus previous approaches

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"Interestingly, we never met the folks at Sandbox in person but through clear requirements definitions, sound project management practices and skilled software developers, we were able to collaborate on a solution that met our needs.”

— Charles Bighead, eHealth Advisor, Nothern Tribal Health Authority

As part of our strategy phase Sandbox interviewed several of NITHA’s Leadership team and staff to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges they faced and the functionality they desired from their new system.

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As custom software developers, Sandbox was able to work closely with NITHA to ensure the final solution was tailored to fit their specific operational needs, as well as design an intuitive user interface to ensure easy assimilation for users.

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