Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Site: Balmertown - 8 Mine Rd

Service: Crisis Intervention

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Promotes the safety of each community through the emergency response plans coordinated by the area First Response teams 
  • Acts as the liaison between the communities and Nishnawbe-Aski Nation in regards to responding to regional crisis situations 
  • Provides training to each community's crisis coordinators, volunteer crisis teams and community members 
  • Provides support to community crisis coordinators with office procedures, documentation and reporting  
  • Facilitates intervention, counselling and support group services for community members who are experiencing some form of crisis 
  • Maintains and updates a Regional Crisis Response Manual that includes all the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Territory communities Crisis Response Plans
Support services provided can include: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization 
  • Identification of issues and appropriate referrals to community and regional resources 
  • Spiritual support
Services provided for various reasons including the following but not limited to: 
  • Accidental deaths 
  • Attempted suicide 
  • Bullying in the schools 
  • Domestic assaults and violence 
  • Flooding and/or evacuation 
  • Homicide 
  • Loss through fire 
  • Sudden death 
  • Trauma of any form
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Keewaytinook Okimakanak Territory
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-735-1381
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-3740
Fax 807-735-1383
Primary Contact Donna Wilkins, Regional Crisis Coordinator; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1312; Email:
Alternate Contact Peter Kakepetum Schultz, Mental Health Supervisor; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1009; Email:
Located In Community Balmertown
Address 8 Mine Rd
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
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Mailing Address c/o Regional Crisis Intervention 
PO Box 340 
8 Mine Rd 
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)