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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
Homemakers do not administer medication of any kind
Description (Service) Provides on-going or short-term support services to assist elders to remain in their homes as long as possible  
  • Provides assistance with household chores, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and needs in the home as they arise 
  • Provides childcare in the home when the primary caregiver faces unexpected short term illness or hospitalization  
  • Acts as respite for informal caregivers such as extended family  
  • Acts as a social support for isolated or ill individuals
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation who are frail, elderly, and/or disabled who wish 
to remain in their home with ongoing or short-term home support services during periods of incapacitation or convalescence
  • Requires completion of a needs assessment based on monthly income 
  • Intake with Ontario Works department
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-4980
Primary Contact Colleen Debassige, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 235; Email:
Primary Executive John Ense, Department Manager; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 215; Email:
Alternate Executive Pearl Bebamash, Homemaker
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the center of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address Band Office
53 Hwy 551, 2nd Flr
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works, Homemakers Program 
PO Box 353 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)