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Weechi It Te Win Family Services

Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program

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Provides a 9-bed residential treatment facility and support services for adolescents with alcohol and substance use difficulties combined with mental health or behavioural issues
  • Offers a 90-day substance use treatment program with a focus on culturally relevant programs, counselling and therapy
  • Operates an on site school with qualified teaching staff to allow residents of the Centre to continue with academic studies
  • Coordinates cultural naming ceremonies, feasts, sweat lodges and circles through the supervision of traditional elders
  • Promotes greater responsibility and involvement of the family members in the adolescent's life
Provides education and counselling focused on:
  • Developing a balance between the emotional, spiritual, mental, physical and social aspects of an individual's life
  • An individual's identity, belonging and sense of direction in life
  • Developing a healthy lifestyle, free of alcohol and substance use
  • Teaching relevant life skills
Aftercare Program
  • Provides a referral to another clinician, elder or service provider three weeks prior to discharge who will continue to provide service for 30 days after discharge
  • Offers an aftercare support group once per week for as long as needed
  • Offers continued access to cultural ceremonies
Also provides:
  • Designated child welfare beds at the treatment facility for First Nation's communities requiring child placement
  • Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program facility is located at 71 McTavish Rd in Lavalle Township, 6 mi E of Fort Frances
  • Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program fax: 807-274-0218
Children and youth 12 - 17 years of age
  • Youth who have been diagnosed with alcohol and/or substance use issues combined with mental health issues and related behavioural, social and/or emotional difficulties
  • Youth placed in foster care
  • Must be a member of any of the 10 First Nations communities in the Rainy Lake Tribal Region either on/off-reserve

NOT ELIGIBLE: Youth displaying severe mental health, behavioural and/or solvent abuse issues
Application Process
  • Program open to referrals from any source; upon request a referral package is sent out, reviewed upon return and interested parties notified of acceptance/non-acceptance into program
  • Intake assessment required
Child Welfare Beds
  • Referrals from other child welfare agencies
  • Child welfare documentation must be completed
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Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program
Web Site
Mailing Address
PO Box 812
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3N1
Andrew McCormick, Clinical Team Leader
Phone: 807-274-3201 Ext 2416
Documents Required
Completed referral package required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 22, 2022
71 McTavish Rd
Devlin, ON, P0W 1C0
  • Serves as the site for the Family Healing program
  • Located in Devlin, La Vallee Township, 10 km W of Fort Frances
  • Closest intersection is at McTavish Rd and Hwy 11

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Hours of Operation
0830 - 1700
0830 - 1700
0830 - 1700
0830 - 1700
0830 - 1700

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Treatment Program: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
  • Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation
  • Couchiching First Nation
  • Lac La Croix First Nation
  • Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
  • Mitaanjigamiing First Nation
  • Naicatchewenin First Nation
  • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
  • Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation
  • Onigaming First Nation
  • Rainy River District
  • Rainy River First Nation
  • Seine River First Nation