Weenusk First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Family Well Being Program

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 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Weenusk First Nation
Eligibility Members of Weenusk First Nation
Application Call Family Well Being Coordinator for program information
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 Leah Hunter, Family Well Being Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-473-9938; Email: weenusk@fwbp.ca
Primary Executive Lily Sutherland, Health Director; Phone: 705-473-2663; Email: lilysutherland@gmail.com
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
Established 2017
Funding Regional / Municipal - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)