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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
Suboxone Support Workers are: Kimberly Kakekaspan and Caroline Thomas
Description (Service) Operates a detoxification centre for community members addicted to Oxycontin 
  • Operates as a day program  
  • Offers the drug suboxone in place of methadone to minimize the effects of withdrawal
Program includes the following services: 
  • Intake  
  • Withdrawal treatment  
  • Counselling  
  • Aftercare
Also provides: 
  • Mental health and addictions counselling  
  • Referrals to other treatment centres and programs such as Nodin Child & Family Intervention Services in Sioux Lookout
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon,1 pm-5 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Severn First Nation struggling with addictions
  • Open to referrals from any source  
  • Requires completed registration package
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Mornings: 807-478-2575 
Afternoons: 807-478-9815
Fax 807-478-2541
Primary Contact Christine Kakekaspan, Suboxone Coordinator
Alternate Contact Daisy Kabestra, Health Director; Phone: 807-478-2560; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Detox Program 
PO Box 151 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)