Garden River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Extended Health Benefits

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty  
 
Ontario Works Office is located in the basement of the Band Office
Description (Service) Provides various health benefits to individuals and families with high health costs
 
Benefits are determined based on need and may include: 
  • basic dental care 
  • diabetic supplies 
  • eyeglasses  
  • hearing aids  
  • prescription drugs  
  • surgical supplies and dressings  
  • transportation for medical appointments
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
 
Members of Garden River First Nation living on-reserve 
 
Individuals and families who: 
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months, or 
  • are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
Application Individuals can apply by contacting the office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6300
Fax 705-945-1415
Website www.gardenriver.org/service/niigaaniin
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Primary Contact Victoria Petahtegoose, Niigaaniin Financial Specialist; Phone: 705-692-9771 ext 3
Alternate Contact Eileen Thibault, Caseworker; Email: ethibault@gardenriver.org
Primary Executive Elizabeth Richier, Director of Services, Niigaaniin Main Office; Phone: 705-844-2340 ext 04700 * 705-692-9771 ext 1; Email: elizabeth@niigaaniin.com
Alternate Executive Hali Solomon, Program Manager; Email: hasolomon@gardenriver.org
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 7 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
 
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)