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Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #5 Family Well-Being Program, Head Office - Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 100 Back St, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2 Phone 807-625-4939, toll-free 1-800-465-9952, fax 807-623-7730

Organization: Deer Lake First Nation - Deer Lake Health Centre - Family Well Being Program  
Phone Numbers: Main 807-775-2226
807-775-9770
Fax: 807-775-9772
Website: www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Address:
c/o Family Well Being Program
Box 352
Deer Lake, ON
P0V 1N0
Street Address:
Deer Lake  
Location: Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Garylene Meekis - Health Director
garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Public Contacts: Maxine Kakepetum Rae - Family Well Being Program Coordinator
807-630-5325
Service Description: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care

Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following:
  • Activities that revitalize Native language
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention
  • Community events such as feasts
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups
  • Referrals to other programs and services
  • School programs
  • Traditional land-based healing events

Fees: None
Application: Appointments recommended
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Area Served:
Northern  
See Also: Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on January 19, 2018

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