Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Attawapiskat Health Centre

Service: Family Well Being Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
 
Family Well-Being Program, Head Office - Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 100 Back St, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2 
Phone 807-625-4939, toll-free 1-800-465-9952, fax 807-623-7730
Description (Service) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community 
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships 
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care
 
Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Activities that revitalize Native language 
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention 
  • Community events such as feasts 
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups 
  • Referrals to other programs and services 
  • School programs 
  • Traditional land-based healing events
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Attawapiskat First Nation
Application Program registration recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 705-997-2149 
705-997-2192
Fax 705-997-1307
Website www.attawapiskat.org
Primary Contact Helen Kataquapit, Family Well Being Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-997-1152 * (Cell) 807-212-2984; Email: helenjoan.kataquapit@gmail.com
Primary Executive Shirley Gagnon, Health Services Director; Phone: 705-997-1152; Email: shirley.gagnon@attawapiskat.org
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Family Well Being Program 
PO Box 248 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2017
Funding Regional / Municipal - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)