Muskrat Dam First Nation

Site: Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Treatment Centre

Service: Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Received accreditation through the Canadian Accreditation Council (organization that sets standards of excellence for human service organizations) in Nov 2013
Description (Service)
  • Provides a residential drug and alcohol treatment program where the entire family attends treatment 
  • Treatment models offered are Alcoholics Anonymous, Stages of Change and Life Skills 
  • Offers an adult program, a youth program and a school-aged children`s program 
  • Provides childcare and academic tutors for children of families attending program 
  • Accommodates a maximum of 4 families per full program session
Treatment is a six week phased program which includes: 
  • Pre-treatment and referral at the community level 
  • Orientation 
  • Assessment of alcohol/substance abuse behaviour 
  • Understanding the disease 
  • Relationships 
  • Healing of memories 
  • Several cultural activities such as trapping, fishing and hunting, as well as cooking food outdoors 
  • Transition and return home 
  • Aftercare and follow up at the community level for one year
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
  • Must be a member of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) First Nations 
  • Must have a chemically dependent family member(s) who is out of the acute stage and has expressed a desire for help and 
  • Has recently completed a medical examination and 
  • Has completed referral forms
Note: Single persons eligible under certain circumstances
Application Admission and medical forms available from: 
  • Family Treatment Centre office (by mail) 
  • Website (downloadable) 
  • National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) worker in own community
Offers 6 client intakes per year; waiting list is usually from 6 months-1 year to get into program
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-471-2554
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-9796
Fax 807-471-2510
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Primary Contact Shirley Fiddler, Intake and Aftercare Counsellor; Email:
Alternate Contact Jeannie Duncan, Executive Assistant; Phone: (Cell) 807-632-9028
Site Location Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on W shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River
Located In Community Muskrat Dam First Nation
Address Muskrat Dam
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Mailing Address c/o Tommy Beardy Memorial Treatment Centre 
General Delivery 
Muskrat Dam, ON P0V 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada