Nipissing First Nation

Site: North Bay - Main Street East

Service: True Self Debwewendizwin Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Primary Tribal Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Offers a non-residential program that provides an array of services for female victims of domestic violence 
  • Delivers training sessions and workshops to assist women in developing knowledge, skills and abilities to increase their employment and income potential 
  • Creates an individualized work and training plan tailored to participant's needs 
  • Provides access to Elders 
  • Conducts follow-up with individuals and employers 
  • Promotes awareness and sensitivity to the barriers faced by women who experience violence
Teaches participants the following: 
  • Stress management techniques  
  • Interview and job search strategies 
  • Accessing local job market information 
  • Implementing training, education and employment action plans 
  • Connecting with potential employers, colleges or universities
Offers various workshops including: 
ABC Approach to Healing Your Life 
Offers a 10-week training program which addresses and investigates an individual's past, present and future life 
Microsoft Office training 
Provides in-class facilitator-assisted training in Microsoft Office, which includes an introduction to computers, Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint 
Community Workshops include: 
  • Healing Through Forgiveness 
  • Front & Centered 
  • Great Attitude, Great Future 
  • Defining Domestic Violence 
  • Financial Literacy
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing District ; Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
  • Native and Non-Native women at risk/or a survivor of domestic violence 
  • Must have a fixed address or reside in a women's shelter within the District of Nipissing 
  • Employed, unemployed or underemployed
Application Requires completion of Intake and Assessment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - French, available upon request
Fees Program - Fees may apply for delivery of Community Workshops ; None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-474-4058
Fax 705-474-7436
Primary Contact Cassandra Dolbeck, Office Administrator; Email:
Primary Executive Donna Forget, Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Executive Maureen Lebeau, Support Services Counsellor; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community North Bay
Address 239 Main St E, 2nd Fl
North Bay, ON P1B 1B2
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Intersection Main St E and Wyld St
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator located at rear entrance
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ontario Women's Directorate