Sheshegwaning First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Child and Family Services

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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) 
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
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Sherry Dayfox, Family Support Worker
Alternate Contact Melinda Sampson, Community Support Worker
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, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)