Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Wellness Centre

Service: Mental Health and Addictions

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides direct services to individuals in need of mental health and addictions support 
  • Provides individual and group traditional counselling 
  • Provides referrals to treatment centres 
  • Offers drug and alcohol assessments 
  • Offers educational programs
Aftercare provided for preventing reoccurrence: 
  • Counselling, sharing circles and support groups  
  • Regular phone calls and home visits  
  • Referrals to Band services, social services, detoxification and treatment centres and medical assistance
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-May  
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm Jun-Aug
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve and struggling with addictions and/or mental health issues 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application Registration required for program participation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-5702 
Confidential fax 705-946-2725
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Primary Contact Sarah Jackson, Addictions Counsellor, Algoma Public Health; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 204; Email:
Alternate Contact Jay Nixon, Mental Health Case Manager, Algoma Public Health; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 264; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)