Sheshegwaning First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Child and Family Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Non-Treaty
Description (Service) Delivers prevention and early intervention services to high-risk children and families of the community  
  • Administers child welfare prevention services in collaboration with Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services located in Wikwemikong  
  • Evaluates short and long-term programs and workplans with individuals and families for adequacy and effectiveness  
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
 
Prevention Services  
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times  
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families such as after-school programs and babysitting courses  
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, and schooling problems  
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods  
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Areas Served Sheshegwaning
Eligibility
  • Members of Sheshegwaning First Nation at high-risk  
  • Children in need of care and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-283-3030
Fax 705-283-3642
E-Mail health@sheshegwaning.org
Website www.sheshegwaning.org
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Primary Contact Sherry Dayfox, Family Support Worker
Alternate Contact Melinda Sampson, Community Support Worker
Primary Executive Nicole Bush, Health Director; Email: nicole@sheshegwaning.org
Site Location Community is located off Hwy 540 along NW shore of Manitoulin Island approx 112 km W of Little Current
Located In Community Sheshegwaning
Address 1079B Sheshegwaning Rd
Sheshegwaning, ON P0P 1X0
 
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Intersection Sheshegwaning Rd and Hwy 540
Mailing Address c/o Child and Family Services 
PO Box 1 C-1 
Sheshegwaning, ON P0P 1X0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)