Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at the East End Complex 
  • This agency has staff trained to also provide Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings if required
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: 
  • 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 Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Narcotics Anonymous: Tue 8 pm 
Flexible hours to meet program activities
Areas Served Rainy River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Rainy River First Nation struggling with/affected by addictions issues
Application
  • Transportation requests should be made 1 day prior to event 
  • Contact program coordinator to make arrangements for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-482-2479
Fax 807-482-1502
E-Mail reception.manitou@bellnet.ca
Website rainyriverfirstnations.com/administration/departments/nnadp/
Primary Contact Laura Cridland, Health Services Secretary; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 240; Email: assistant.rrfn@bellnet.ca
Primary Executive Pam Rittau, Addictions Counsellor; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 233; Email: p.rittau@bellnet.ca
Alternate Executive Dean Wilson, Director of Administration; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 229; Email: d.wilson@bellnet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Located In Community Rainy River First Nation
Address 6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
 
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Mailing Address c/o NNADAP 
PO Box 450 
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)