M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: M'Chigeeng Health Centre

Service: Community Wellness 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 
Swimming lessons are offered at the M'Chigeeng Beach and Dock, usually for 2 weeks during the summer (Mon-Fri) from 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
Description (Service) Promotes healthy individuals, families and communities  
  • Supports reduction or prevention of family and community violence 
  • Provides culturally appropriate support services, resources, educational materials, and workshops to address community wellness needs 
  • Participates in and assists to organize community events such as Winter Carnival, Aboriginal Day, Family Fun Weekend and National Addictions Awareness Week  
  • Promotes a culturally appropriate approach to healing and wellness 
  • Partners with Noojmowin Teg Health Centre and Manitoulin Central Family Health Team
Cultural activities and events include: 
  • Drum teaching circles 
  • Monthly Healer visits 
  • Opening and closing ceremonies 
  • Quarterly sweat lodges 
  • Seasonal Medicine walks 
  • Spring Fast 
  • Strengthening Families sessions
Prevention activities offered include: 
  • Automated External Defibrillator training 
  • Certified Water Safety Swimming lessons 
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training 
  • First Aid training 
  • Fitness Gym management and promotion 
  • Health Care provider training 
  • Swim Instructor Certificate program
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Registration required for Prevention activities
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees Program - Fees for most Prevention training courses ; None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5347
Fax 705-377-5090
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Charlene Beaudin, Receptionist and Data Entry Clerk; Phone: 705-377-5347 ext 200; Email: charleneb@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community 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 689A Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Intersection Hwy 551 and Park Rd
Mailing Address c/o Community Wellness Program 
PO Box 308 
M'Chigeeng Health Centre 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)