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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 
Homemakers do not administer medication of any kind
Description (Service) Provides short-term or on-going support services to assist elders to remain in their homes as long as possible  
  • Provides assistance with household chores, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and needs in the home as they arise 
  • Provides childcare in the home when the primary caregiver faces unexpected short term illness or hospitalization  
  • Acts as respite for informal caregivers such as extended family  
  • Acts as a social support for isolated or ill individuals
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation who are frail, elderly, and/or disabled who wish to remain in their home with ongoing or short-term home support services during periods of incapacitation or convalescence
  • Requires completion of a needs assessment based on monthly income 
  • Intake with Ontario Works department
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-4980
Primary Contact Colleen Debassige, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 235; Email:
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 Band Office
53 Hwy 551, 2nd Flr
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works, Homemakers Program 
PO Box 353 
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)