Cat Lake First Nation

Site: Oshkee Meekena Residential Treatment Centre

Service: Youth Healing Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Manages a treatment centre for youth struggling with addictions 
  • Provides a residential facility for up to 8 youth  
  • Offers a 3-month treatment program for youth who are dependent on substances and have behavioural problems 
  • Provides support to families, parents and communities during intake and aftercare
Offers the following holistic healing services: 
  • Clinical treatment and counselling during addictions recovery 
  • Coping and life skills teachings 
  • Counselling for emotional and behavioural issues 
  • Cultural land-based activities 
  • Survival skills and ancient lifestyle perspectives from traditional instructors and Elders
Treatment provided for: 
  • Alcoholism 
  • Drug Abuse 
  • Solvents/gas/inhalants
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Centre Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Cat Lake First Nation ; All First Nation communities in Nishnawbe-Aski Nation territory
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 15 year(s) 
Male and female youth with addictions issues from any Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) community
Application Requires submission of completed application available at any Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-347-2400
Fax 807-347-2409
Primary Contact Emma Kenequanash, Centre Coordinator
Alternate Contact Greg Moe, Service Manager, Tikinagan; Phone: 807-737-7400 ext 2210; Email:
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along the N shores of Cat Lake river system
Located In Community Cat Lake First Nation
Address Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
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Mailing Address c/o Oshkee Meekena 
PO Box 77 
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)