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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Traditional Healing Program

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Description
Provides health services with traditional and cultural healing options
  • Focuses on a foundation known as Myipimaatisim in Cree, which means choosing a healthy life focusing on the mind, body and spirit
  • Conducts ceremonies and counselling sessions through Traditional Healers (over 25 registered Traditional Healers) and counselors who travel to each community of the Weeneebayko region
Services and programs include:
  • Counseling for individuals, youth, couples, families and community groups
  • Debriefing
  • Grief and crisis counseling
  • Healing/talking circles
  • Medicine (traditional herbs)
  • Rites of Passage Services
  • Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremonies
  • Seasonal ceremonies (fasting and Sundance)
  • Traditional Doctoring
Comments
Hospital can be reached by mail via 2 postal addresses: Box 34 and Box 664
Eligibility
Members and residents of the communities of the Weeneebayko region
Application Process
Requires booked appointments
Office
705-658-4544
Fax
705-658-4917
Web Site
https://www.waha.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 664
c/o WAHA
Moose Factory, ON, P0L 1W0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Stella Schimmens, Traditional Healing Program Manager
Email: stella.schimmens@waha.ca
Phone: 705-658-4544 Ext 2605
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 10, 2021
Address
19 Hospital Dr
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, ON, P0L 1W0
  • Health Authority offices are located in the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory at Center Rd
  • Hospital is situated at southernmost end of Moose Factory Island at the mouth of Moose River on James Bay

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0800 - 1630
Tue
0800 - 1630
Wed
0800 - 1630
Thu
0800 - 1630
Fri
0800 - 1630

Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • Moose Factory
  • Moosonee
  • Weenusk First Nation