M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Youth Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
  • Youth Centre is located at 352A Hwy 551 in M'Chigeeng 
  • Right To Play Community Mentor is Erica Hare
Description (Service) Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for youth of the community 
  • Supports and prepares youth for representation on other committees of M'Chigeeng First Nation 
  • Provides life skills training and information for youth to prepare them for independent living at secondary/post-secondary school 
  • Maintains a Youth Centre which serves as a drop-in centre and allows for program activities 
  • Operates a van for transporting youth to community and out-of-town events
Activities, programs and workshops include but are not limited to: 
  • Arts and crafts workshops 
  • Attendance and assistance at conferences such as the 2-day "Inspiring Minds Youth Conference" and "Empower to Change" 
  • Gym nights at Lakeview School 
  • March break activities and events 
  • Music lessons 
  • Out-of-town trips to Espanola for swimming, snowboarding and skiing 
  • Regalia making workshops 
  • Running clubs 
  • Sporting events such as lacrosse and baseball 
  • Winter Carnival activities
Right To Play program 
  • Facilitates weekly Right To Play programs and activities to empower children and youth to enhance leadership skills, set and reach positive life goals and to enhance self-esteem 
  • Supports Native culture, identity and community collaboration 
  • Coordinates activities and games at the Youth Centre 
  • Facilitates youth attendance at Right To Play camps and symposiums
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Right To Play activities: Tue, Thu 5 pm-7:30 pm 
Program times may vary
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 29 year(s) 
Focus is for youth members of M'Chigeeng First Nation but programs can include community families and children
Application Event schedules are posted at Youth Centre, in newsletter, on website and at Post Office
Right To Play 
  • Registration required for program participation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office 705-377-5362 
Youth Centre 705-377-5187
Fax 705-377-4980
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Terri Lynn Debassige, Clerical Support; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 232; Email: terrilynn@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Youth Program 
PO Box 333 
Family Resources Department 
Youth Program 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)