Kingfisher Lake First Nation

Site: Swanson Mekanak Memorial Health Centre - Mailing Address

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

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Record #: KEN0961 Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 23 Sep 2013
Description & Services
Public CommentsTribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
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
  • 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
  • Facilitates recreational activities and social events  
  • Provides individual and group discussions  
  • Offers cultural and spiritual gatherings
Aftercare Services
Provides the following services aimed at preventing alcohol and drug abuse problems from reoccurring: 
  • Counselling, sharing circles and support groups  
  • Regular phone calls and home visits  
  • Referrals to band services, social services, detox and treatment centres and medical assistance
HoursMon-Fri 9am-5pm; Closed 12noon-1pm
Areas ServedKingfisher Lake First Nation
EligibilityMembers of Kingfisher Lake First Nation struggling with/affected by addictions issues
ApplicationTransportation requests should be made at least 1 day prior to event
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone807-532-2017 
Health Centre: 807-532-2065
Primary ExecutiveHenry McKay, Addictions Worker
Alternate ExecutiveAmos Winter, Health Director; Email:
Site LocationReserve is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Located In CommunityKingfisher Lake First Nation
AddressKingfisher Lake, ON
Mailing Addressc/o NNADAP 
PO Box 94 
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)