Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Site: Sioux Lookout - Front St

Service: Community Wellness Development Team

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Works as part of a regional initiative to help First Nation communities to prepare, plan, develop and implement their own community-driven treatment programs/approaches to address prescription drug abuse (such as opioids) and the underlying mental health issues that influence substance abuse and addiction 
  • Coordinates services through a team made up a Project Facilitator, an Addiction Specialist and a Mental Health Specialist
Optional services can include: 
  • Initial Community Assessment, required before any additional services can be delivered 
  • Assistance with the Development of a Community-Action Plan 
  • Assistance with the Development of a Project Proposal to Submit to Health Canada 
  • Assistance with Program Design, including development of pre-treatment, short-term withdrawal/detox, in-patient residential, out-patient day programming, land-based programming, medication assisted/Suboxone, and aftercare 
  • Assistance with Training and Capacity Development 
  • Support during Program Implementation and Evaluation 
  • Establishing and Strengthening Links to other mental health and addictions services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
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 Leadership roles in First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region
Application Call to register for services
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-5189
Toll Free Phone 1-866-337-0081
Fax 807-737-4527
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Primary Contact Michelle Sanderson, Program Manager; Phone: 807-737-6188; Email:
Site Location Within the Centennial Centre building
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 54 Front St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
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Intersection Front St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Regional Wellness Response 
PO Box 1300 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Jan 2013
Funding Provincial ; Federal