Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Health Clinic

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
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 provided for preventing reoccurrence includes: 
  • 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 Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
AA meetings at Health Clinic: Sun 2 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation struggling with/affected by alcohol/addictions issues
Application Transportation requests should be made at least 1 day prior
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-285-4354
Fax 705-285-1440
E-Mail healthreception@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Cathy McGregor, Health Centre Receptionist; Email: cathym@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Genny Jacko, Mental Health and Addictions Worker; Email: gennyj@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Leslie McGregor, Health and Social Services Manager; Email: lmcgregor@whitefishriver.ca
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-B Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully 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)