Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Band Office

Service: Extended Health Benefits

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Provides various health benefits to individuals and families with high health costs
 
Benefits are determined based on need and may include: 
  • basic dental care 
  • diabetic supplies 
  • eyeglasses  
  • hearing aids  
  • prescription drugs  
  • surgical supplies and dressings  
  • transportation for medical appointments
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
 
Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
 
Individuals and families who: 
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months, or 
  • are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
Application Individuals can apply by contacting the office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1749
Fax 807-229-1944
Website www.picriver.com
Primary Executive Donalda Gagne, Social Assistance Administrator; Phone: 807-229-1749 ext 260; Email: donalda.gagne@picriver.com
Alternate Executive Vivian Michano, Employment Support Coordinator; Phone: 807-229-1749 ext 212; Email: vivian.michano@picriver.com
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address 78 Pic River Rd
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works 
PO Box 193 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)