Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Family Well Being Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
 
Family Well-Being Program, Head Office:1 Migizii Miikan, PO Box 711, North Bay, ON P1B 8J8  
Contact: Tanya Restoule, Family Well-Being Development Officer at 705-497-9127 Ext 2237 or tanya.restoule@anishinabek.ca
Description (Service) Anishinabek Nation/Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community  
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships 
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care
 
Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Activities that revitalize Native language 
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention 
  • Community events such as feasts 
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups 
  • Referrals to other programs and services 
  • School programs 
  • Traditional land-based healing events
Hours Health Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun  
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8 am-11 am Jul-Aug
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Application Program registration recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
Fax 807-229-3367
Website www.picriver.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Bonnie Couchie, Family Well Being Worker; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 614; Email: bonnie.couchie@picriver.com
Alternate Contact Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 603
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 11 Lynx Rd
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Family Well Being Program 
PO Box 215 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Anishinabek Nation ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)