Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Site: Equay Wuk Women's Shelter - Mailing Address

Service: Women's Shelter

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)  
Political Territorial Organization: Independent (No affiliation)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Operates a short-term emergency shelter for abused women and their children  
  • Provides a 24-hour crisis line 
  • Accommodates a maximum of 12 individuals
Coordinates the following support services for residents: 
  • Helps women understand options to assist in making life choices  
  • Offers assistance in accessing housing, legal and other community services  
  • Offers individual counselling
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Fort Frances ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kenora ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Priority given to First Nation women who have been physically, sexually, financially or emotionally abused and their children but will accept non-Aboriginal women if space is available
Application Requires initial confidential intake assessment
Languages English ; Oji-Cree
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2267
Crisis Phone 24-Hour Service: 807-537-2242
Fax 807-537-2308
Primary Contact Dorothy McKay, Executive Director
Site Location Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Address Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Kitchenuhmaykoosib Equaygamik 
PO Box 66 
Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Facility includes 1 accessible bedroom
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1995
Funding Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)