Shibogama First Nations Council

Site: Shibogama First Nations Council

Service: Shibogama Health Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Shibogama First Nations Council is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
  • All member communities belong to Treaty #9
Description (Service) Delivers health and related programs and services to member First Nation communities 
  • Assists members with community development to enable First Nations to assume responsibility and to administer health programs themselves 
  • Provides nursing care at the Musselwhite Mine Site north of Pickle Lake
Offers advisory and support services in the following areas:
Diabetes Initiative 
  • Focuses on the well being and health education of Native people with diabetes  
  • Provides a strategy of preventative medicine and promotes self-management of diabetes
Home Support and Long Term Care 
  • Focuses on home support services to enable individuals to remain in own home 
  • Provides nursing assessment, case management, foot care clinics and advocacy
Infant and Children's Programs 
  • Focuses on infant and child health and development through the provision of programs including Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children, Brighter Futures, Early Childhood Development and Maternal & Child Health 
  • Provides prenatal and post natal services for pregnant women and new mothers
Medical Transportation Program 
  • Oversees travel arrangements for medical appointments 
  • Provides travel expenses for patients, physicians and traditional healer visits
Mental Health 
  • Promotes the development of good mental health and provides mental health services
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Provides services and supports for community members struggling with addiction issues 
  • Focuses on counselling services, support groups and treatment facilities
Also provides the following programs: 
  • Nursing Program 
  • Patient Liaison Services 
  • Payahtakenemowin
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the Shibogama First Nations Council territory
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-2662
Toll Free Phone 1-866-877-6057
Fax 807-737-1583
Primary Contact Garth Geddes, Program Director
Alternate Contact Health Director; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2236
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 81 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
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Intersection King St and 6th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Shibogama Health Authority 
PO Box 449 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)