Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Provides crisis intervention services to community in crisis situations and to individuals affected by family violence and suicide 
  • Offers immediate on site or telephone assistance 
  • Dispatches call to police when deemed necessary 
  • Ensures victims receive support and assistance to secure their safety 
  • Arranges meeting family members at centre or agreed upon location to discuss possible crisis resolutions
 
Also coordinates: 
  • Crisis plan to follow in response to suicide intervention, domestic violence intervention and any other form of crisis situations that may arise in community 
  • Information sessions and workshops on techniques for healing strategies
 
Support Services 
Supports can include but are not limited to: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization following crisis situation 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individuals and families dealing with various agencies 
  • Meal preparation, transportation, homemaking and other areas requiring support for families in crisis situations such as the suicide of a youth 
  • Information about/referrals to appropriate resources and services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Emergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation involved in any form of family crisis and/or violence
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2226 
807-775-9770
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police 807-775-9954
Fax 807-775-9772
Website www.deerlakehealth.ca
Primary Executive Howard Meekis, Crisis Coordinator; Email: howardmeekis@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Crisis Intervention 
PO Box 352 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
Physical Access Fully 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 - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)