Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Seven Fires Youth and Elders Centre

Service: Youth and Elders Centre

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) Operates a drop-in centre for community youth and seniors  
  • Provides social, recreational, and therapeutic activities for older adults and adults with disabilities in a group setting during the day 
  • Serves as respite for family caregivers 
  • Provides escort and transportation to other First Nation communities to attend elders functions 
  • Coordinates a Meals on Wheels program for Mnaamodzawin Health Services  
  • Hosts activities and events for youth 
  • Includes a large kitchen and living room area
 
Activities can include: 
  • Coffee and socialization 
  • Craft making 
  • Exercise programs on individual basis 
  • Group exercise programs such as urban poling and VON Canada Smart Program Exercises 
  • Lunch & Learn sessions on monthly basis with a variety of topics and presenters  
  • Television viewing with others
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Centre open to members of Whitefish River First Nation of all ages but programs are targeted for youth and elders
Application
  • Operates on a drop-in basis 
  • Registration required for adult day programs
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-285-1755
Fax 705-285-1440
E-Mail healthreception@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Patricia Noakes, Centre Coordinator
Alternate Contact Susan Freeland, Adult Day Programmer
Primary Executive Leslie McGregor, Health and Social Services Manager; Phone: 705-285-4354; Email: lmcgregor@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Amber Zona, Youth Support Worker; Email: amberz@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 46 Bay of Islands Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Bay of Islands Rd and Rainbow Ridge Rd
Mailing Address c/o Seven Fires 
PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Nov 2012
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)