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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • IFNA is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
  • IFNA member First Nation communities represent Treaty #3, Treaty #5, Treaty #9 and the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Northern Ontario
Description (Service)
  • Promotes the safety of each community through the emergency response plans coordinated by the area First Response teams  
  • Facilitates intervention, counselling and support group services for community members who are experiencing some form of crisis 
  • Acts as the liaison between the communities and Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) and Nodin Child & Family Services in regards to responding to regional crisis situations 
  • Provides training to each community's crisis coordinators, volunteer crisis teams and community members 
  • Provides support to community crisis coordinators with office procedures, documentation and reporting
Support services provided can include: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization  
  • Identification of issues and appropriate referrals to community and regional resources 
  • Spiritual support
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation - Big Trout Lake ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office and Health Centres)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1902
Toll Free Phone 1-888-253-4362
Fax 807-737-3501
Primary Contact Rachel Garrick, Community Wellbeing Facilitator; Phone: 807-737-1902 ext 104; Email:
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 98 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
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Intersection King St and Seventh Ave
Mailing Address c/o Health Services 
PO Box 5010 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)