Batchewana First Nation

Site: Nimkii-Naabkawagan Family Crisis Shelter

Service: Family Crisis Shelter

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Operates an emergency shelter for abused women and their children in a crisis situation 
  • Offers overnight shelter and the basic essentials required to be safe during a crisis time  
  • Provides a 24-hour crisis line  
  • Gratefully accepts donations of money, gently used clothing and household items
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Batchewana First Nation ; Sault Ste. Marie
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal women who have been physically, sexually, financially or emotionally abused and their children
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-941-9054
Toll Free Phone 1-866-266-1466
Crisis Phone 705-941-9054
Fax 705-941-9055
Primary Contact Barbara Day, Program Support Worker; Phone: 705-941-9054 ext 201
Alternate Contact Jennifer Syrette, Executive Director; Phone: 705-941-9054 ext 202; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address Batchewana First Nation
Mailing Address c/o Batchewana Family Crisis Shelter 
Administration Office 
236 Frontenac St 
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2000
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) - North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)