McDowell Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Family Well Being Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Provincial 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 McDowell Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of McDowell Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-735-1381 Ext 1308
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-3740
Fax 807-727-9494
Website www.mcdowelllake.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Michelle Woloshen, Family Well Being Program Coordinator and Health Director; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1317; Email: michellewoloshen@knet.ca
Primary Executive Lorna Dansereau, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1308; Email: lornadansereau@knet.ca
Site Location Band Office is located in Red Lake, Community is located approx 155 km NE of Red Lake on central W shore of McDowell Lake
Located In Community Red Lake
Address 146 Howey St, Unit 202
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
 
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Mailing Address c/o McDowell Lake Health Dept 
PO Box 321 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
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 and Youth Services (MCYS)