M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Anishnaabemowin Gamig Learning Centre

Service: Elders Centre

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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
Description (Service)
  • Offers a community drop-in senior's centre  
  • Provides regular educational workshops, especially for youth to learn skills such as baking, cooking and handwork 
  • Partners with M'Chigeeng Wellness Centre for activities and a monthly combined calendar which lists activities each month at each organization, posted on website 
  • Hosts health-related workshops presented by the community's Health Nursing team
Activities and workshops offered include: 
  • Annual spring collection of sap from local Sugar Bushes to make maple syrup 
  • Baking and cooking items such as bread, scones, headcheese and traditional dishes 
  • Pancake days 
  • Craft making 
  • Sewing and quilting classes 
  • Monthly birthday celebrations to honour seniors over 60 years of age  
  • Valentines and special occasion teas and bingo 
  • Group outings and out-of-town trips
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Registration required for out-of-town trips; contact Elders Outreach Worker
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Elders Centre 705-377-5676 
Wellness Centre 705-377-4240
Fax Wellness Centre 705-377-4179
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Corrina (Missy) Corbiere, Elders Centre Contact; Phone: 705-377-5362; Email: corrinac@mchigeeng.ca
Alternate Contact Ruby Panamick, Activities Coordinator; Phone: 705-377-5676; Email: rubyp@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 22 Bebonang St
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Intersection Bebonang St and Hwy 540
Mailing Address c/o Anishnaabemowin Gamig Centre 
PO Box 344 
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 - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)