Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Ininiwak E Wichihitochik Victim Services

Service: Victim Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Victim Services workers cover the following communities: 
  • Moosonee and Moose Factory: Terrence Hardisty, ph 705-658-2164, fax 705-658-2188 
  • Fort Albany and Kashechewan: Agatch Nakogee, ph 705-278-4897, fax 705-278-4911 
  • Attawapiskat and Peawanuk: Roselynn Koostachin, ph 705-997-2325, fax 705-997-1431
Description (Service)
  • Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crime and tragedy 
  • Provides information and referrals to appropriate resources and services 
  • Ensures victims receive and continue to receive support and assistance 
  • Advocates on behalf of victims 
  • Provides on-site or telephone assistance
Helps victims: 
  • Cope with the impact of a traumatic event 
  • Identify options and choices at a time when victims may need guidance and direction 
  • Regain a sense of personal control 
  • Return their life to a desired degree of stability 
  • Validate emotions and reactions
Provides support for the following types of occurrence: 
  • Assault 
  • Break and enter 
  • Death notification  
  • Domestic violence  
  • Elder abuse  
  • Homicide  
  • Motor vehicle accidents  
  • Multi-casualty occurrences  
  • Robbery  
  • Sexual Assault  
  • Suicide
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
Provides immediate assistance to victims of violent crime
Financial Assistance available for:  
  • Crime scene cleanup requiring specialized services  
  • Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available 
  • Emergency care of a child or elderly person 
  • Emergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims 
  • Funeral expenses for homicide victims
Provides financial assistance for the following:  
  • Short term, early intervention counselling 
  • Transportation costs
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Emergency Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Weenusk First Nation - Peawanuk
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Must be one of the member First Nations within the Mushkegowuk Territory 
  • Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present 
  • Individuals affected by crime and tragedy including victims of homicide, attempted murder, serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime
  • Services are provided at a local level in each of the communities 
  • Emergency Services workers and/or Police will arrange for services with a victim's consent
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-2164
Toll Free Phone 1-855-658-2164
After Hours Phone Emergencies only: 1-877-264-4208
Crisis Phone 1-877-264-4208
Fax 705-658-2188
Primary Executive Samantha Wesley, Victim Services Regional Coordinator, Ininiwak E Wichihitochik - Entity of Mushkegowuk Council; Phone: 705-336-8606 * 705-658-4222; Email:
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address 6 Louttit Dr
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
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Mailing Address c/o Ininiwak E Wichihitochik 
PO Box 370 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)