Thessalon First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Home and Community Care Program

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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 health and home support services for disabled and elderly community members in their own home
Provides the following services: 
  • Assessment to determine individuals health history and develop a personalized care plan 
  • Case management to ensure that care plans are being carried out and that the plan developed is still suitable  
  • Home care nursing duties 
  • Personal care help with activities such as dressing and bathing 
  • Basic foot care 
  • Teaching the individual in need to care for themselves 
  • Home support with light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation 
  • Home maintenance including snow removal, grass cutting and minor home repairs 
  • Respite for family members and caregivers
Congregate Dining 
  • Provides a weekly luncheon at the Community Centre consisting of full course meal, dessert and coffee  
  • Offers a time of socialization  
  • Provides transportation for attendees
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Congregate Dining every Tue 12 noon
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Members of Thessalon First Nation who are disabled or elderly (60 yrs of age and older)
  • Open to referrals from any source 
  • Initial assessment required 
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-842-2670
Fax 705-842-0282
Primary Contact Christine McEwan, Community Health Nurse and Long Term Care Coordinator; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Brandie Ferneyhough, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 32 Sugarbush Rd
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Maple Ridge Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)