Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services

Site: N'Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre

Service: Mental Wellness and Minobimaadizing Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Promotes the development of good mental health and provides mental health services 
  • Provides individual, family and group mental health/wellness counselling for issues such as but not limited to: addictions, anger management, anxiety disorders, depression, family violence, grief and loss 
  • Provides medical assisted treatment for Opioid Replacement Therapy, stimulants and alcohol 
  • Offers treatment services using both traditional and contemporary health care practices 
  • Coordinates services of a visiting psychologist 
  • Provides educational seminars and workshops to community members about various mental health and addiction issues
Naandwe Noojimowin (formerly Beauty from Ashes) Program 
  • Provides a voluntary five-day residential program for individuals struggling with childhood trauma issues 
  • Offers counselling, traditional talking and healing circles as well as cultural healing practices 
  • Partners with Benbowopka Treatment Centre in Blind River and the Dan Pine Healing Lodge in Garden River First Nation to offer the program
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation ; Batchewana First Nation ; Garden River First Nation ; Mississauga First Nation ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation ; Serpent River First Nation ; Thessalon First Nation
Boundaries Naughton to Sault Ste Marie (Atikameksheng Anishnawbek to Indigenous Friendship Centre - Sault Ste Marie)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Must belong to one of the member North Shore Tribal Council First Nations or the Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste Marie
  • Requires booked appointment 
  • Naandwe Noojimowin Program requires registration; participant must provide own transportation to/from residential facility
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None ; Meals, resources and shared accommodation for residential program is free
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-844-2021
Toll Free Phone 1-844-864-0523
Crisis Phone First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Fax 705-844-2844
Primary Contact Miranda Pelletier, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-844-2021 ext 327; Email:
Alternate Contact Lisa H Meawasige, Mental Wellness and Minobimaadizing Director; Phone: 705-844-2021 ext 331; Email:
Site Location Building B
Located In Community Cutler
Address 473 B Hwy 17 W
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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Intersection Hwy 17 and Village Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN); Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)