Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Brighter Futures

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Provides programs and activities to increase awareness, build knowledge and enhance skills for healthy living 
  • Operates a youth drop-in centre 
  • Carries out fund-raising efforts with children and youth to offset program costs and to teach financial responsibility 
  • Provides activities and sports events upon request with at least 3 days prior notice 
  • Offers educational sessions about healthy living topics
Offers various activities for different age groups that include: 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Ball hockey 
  • Baseball games 
  • Exercise classes 
  • Hunting, fishing and survival skills teaching 
  • Kids playtime 
  • Movie nights 
  • Outdoor and indoor sports 
  • Traditional teachings 
  • Weight training
NOTE: Youth Business Centre & Internet Cafe under construction
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Activity times/dates including evenings, posted at all public places
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 2 year(s) - 35 year(s) 
Members of Neskantaga First Nation 
Activities and sports events offered for following age groups: 
  • Children 2-6 years of age 
  • Children 7-12 years of age 
  • Youth 13-18 years of age 
  • Young adults 19-35 years of age
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Office 807-479-2570 
Drop-In Centre 807-479-1092
Crisis Phone 807-479-2592
Fax 807-479-1138
Primary Contact Brighter Futures Coordinator; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 33
Alternate Contact Youth Worker; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 31
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
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Mailing Address c/o Brighter Futures 
PO Box 104 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)