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Description & Services
Public Comments Craft classes held at the Health Access Centre
Description (Service)
  • Provides individuals with access to a full range of traditional healing practices 
  • Coordinates referrals for visits to Traditional Healers 
  • Maintains resources on local area elders and healers 
  • Provides education on traditional healing methods
Some activities offered are: 
  • Aboriginal craft group 
  • Attendance at local First Nations health fairs 
  • Cultural education in local schools 
  • Elder visits and ceremonies at Rainycrest Home for the Aged 
  • Spring medicine walk
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Craft Classes: Sep-Jun: Tue 6 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River District ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
  • Indigenous people living in the Rainy River District both on/off-reserve 
  • Craft classes open to everyone
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3131
Fax Administration 807-274-6280 
Clinic 807-274-3855
Primary Contact Dorothy Friday, Traditional Healing Coordinator; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1460 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Idlywild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 686 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); Ministry of Health Promotion; North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy