Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Site: Sioux Lookout - 2 Meno Ya Win Way

Service: Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik Hostel

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Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: Companion and/or family members accompanying patient/client and staying in same room at hostel are required to each pay $10 per night and are responsible for own food and ground transportation
Description (Service)
  • Provides a 100-bed hostel for First Nations individuals requiring accommodations for medical reasons 
  • Offers client advocacy and support including accompanying elders to appointments and surgery, checking on clients daily during hospital stay and other duties as they arise
Hostel includes: 
  • Accommodations 
  • Children's play area 
  • Domestic kitchen (if individuals wish to cook own food) 
  • Family lounge 
  • Ground transportation 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Laundry on site 
  • Meals and snacks 
  • Recreation and social programming 
  • Spiritual support
Special Diets 
  • Offers special dietary meals for individuals 
  • Can include preparations such as diabetic, partial fasting, vegetarian etc
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Hostel Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul ; MacDowell Lake First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Slate Falls First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Webequie First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Boundaries The 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region
Eligibility First Nations individuals requiring accommodations in Sioux Lookout for medical reasons
  • No advance reservations required; if hostel is fully booked, will accommodate in local hotels 
  • Requires proof of medical appointment
Special Diets
Requires advance notification
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees Service - Fees for non-insured travel companions ; None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Client Services 807-737-3850 
Hostel 807-737-6200
Toll Free Phone 1-888-303-1334
Fax 807-737-3722
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Darryl Quedent, Director of Client Services; Phone: 807-737-3850 ext 6160; Email:
Alternate Contact Barb Friesen, Client Services Representative; Phone: 807-737-3850 ext 6161; Email:
Site Location Beside the Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 2 Meno Ya Win Way
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
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Intersection Meno Ya Win Way and 7th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Hostel 
PO Box 1300 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Feb 2011
Funding Provincial ; Federal