Weenusk First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council  
Political 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
 
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 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, detoxification and treatment centres and medical assistance
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Weenusk First Nation
Eligibility Members of Weenusk First Nation struggling with/affected by addictions issues
Application Transportation requests should be made at least one day prior to event
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-473-2554
Fax 705-473-2503
Primary Contact Susan Bird, Addictions Worker
Alternate Contact Lily Sutherland, Health Director; Phone: 705-473-2663; Fax: 705-473-2543; Email: lilysutherland@gmail.com
Primary Executive Edmund Hunter, Chief; Email: edmundh@weenusk.ca
Site Location Community is just S of Hudson Bay on W bank of Winisk River, 400 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Weenusk First Nation
Address Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 1 
Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)