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United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising

Gwekwaadziwin Miikan

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Description
  • Provides a residential land-based treatment program created specifically to the needs of Indigenous youth and young adults struggling with mental health and addictions
  • Offers traditional culture with therapeutic best practices, education, life skills, and outdoor experiential learning
  • Utilizes Anishinabek teachings and traditions as key part of treatment for a connection to cultural identity and community in the healing and recovery process
Program components include:
  • Stabilization through treatment
  • Residential aftercare
  • Outpatient aftercare
  • Transition care back into the family and community
Comments
Gwekwaadziwin means honesty or living the right way in Ojibwe
Eligibility
  • Indigenous youth and young adults in Northeastern Ontario between 19-30 years of age and struggling with mental health and addictions issues
  • Must be free of drug substances for a minimum of two weeks before admission and free of alcohol for one week prior to admission
Application Process
  • Open to referrals from any source
  • Initial contact by phone or email required, then enrolment package must be submitted prior to initial Intake
  • Completed application package required
Office
705-377-5307
Fax
705-377-5308
Web Site
https://gwek.ca/
Email
info@gwek.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 275
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Jennifer Wright, Admissions Coordinator
Executive Director
Sam Gilchrist
Email: sgilchrist@uccmm.ca
Phone: 705-377-5307 Ext 209
Fees
Service
Documents Required
Admissions/enrolment form and completed application package required
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 9, 2021
Address
1110 Highway 551
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
  • UCCMM Head Office is located along Hwy 551 in the community of M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island
  • Closest intersection is at Hwy 551 and Park Rd

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Residential services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
  • M'Chigeeng First Nation
  • Sheguiandah
  • Sheshegwaning First Nation
  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Zhiibaahaasing First Nation