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M'Chigeeng First Nation

Youth Program

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Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for youth of the community
  • Supports and prepares youth for representation on other committees of M'Chigeeng First Nation
  • Provides life skills training and information for youth to prepare them for independent living at secondary/post-secondary school
  • Maintains a Youth Centre which serves as a drop-in centre and allows for program activities
  • Operates a van for transporting youth to community and out-of-town events
Activities, programs and workshops include but are not limited to:
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Attendance and assistance at conferences such as the 2-day Inspiring Minds Youth Conference and Empower to Change
  • Gym nights at Lakeview School
  • March break activities and events
  • Music lessons
  • Out-of-town trips to Espanola for swimming, snowboarding and skiing
  • Regalia making workshops
  • Running clubs
  • Sporting events such as lacrosse and baseball
  • Winter Carnival activities
Right To Play program
  • Facilitates weekly Right To Play programs and activities to empower children and youth to enhance leadership skills, set and reach positive life goals and to enhance self-esteem
  • Supports Native culture, identity and community collaboration
  • Coordinates activities and games at the Youth Centre
  • Facilitates youth attendance at Right To Play camps and symposiums
Youth Centre is located at 352A Hwy 551 in M'Chigeeng
Focus is for youth members of M'Chigeeng First Nation 13-29 years of age but programs can include community families and children
Application Process
  • Event schedules are posted at Youth Centre, in newsletter, on website and at Post Office
  • Right To Play: Registration required for program participation
705-377-5362 - Administration Office
Youth Centre
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Mailing Address
PO Box 333
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
Lisa Ense, Tony Debassige, Child and Youth Workers
Youth Empowerment Project Coordinator
Jackie Mynott
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 20, 2022
Administration Offices, 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng First Nation, ON, P0P 1G0
  • Administration Office is located on Hwy 551 directly across from Seasons Family Restaurant
  • Closest intersection is at Hwy 551 and Hall St
  • Community is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
  • Consists of 1 main community known as M'Chigeeng 22 Indian Reserve with a land area of 31 sq km

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Hours of Operation
0800 to 1630
0800 to 1630
0800 to 1630
0800 to 1630
0800 to 1600

Band Office: Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Program times vary, listed on website
Service Area(s)
M'Chigeeng First Nation