Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Deer Lake Health Centre - Mailing Address

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Provides services and support for individuals and families struggling with addiction issues 
  • Offers Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings when required 
  • Provides transportation to all meetings and workshops upon request
 
Prevention 
  • Provides public seminars/meetings to raise community awareness of alcohol, drug abuse and gambling addictions 
  • Holds educational sessions in schools  
  • Coordinates cultural and spiritual events
 
Intervention 
  • Facilitates recreational activities and social events  
  • Provides individual and group discussions  
  • Offers cultural and spiritual gatherings
 
Aftercare provided for preventing reoccurrence includes: 
  • Counselling, sharing circles and support groups 
  • Regular phone calls and home visits  
  • Referrals to band services, social services, detoxification and treatment centres and medical assistance
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation struggling with/affected by addictions issues
Application Transportation requests should be made at least 1 day prior to event
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2226 
807-775-9770
Fax 807-775-9772
Website www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Keith Meekis, Addictions Worker; Email: keithmeekis@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o NNADAP 
Box 352 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)