Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Family Support Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Provides a wide range of prevention services and programs that address addictions, family violence and mental health
Services offered include but are not limited to: 
  • Intervention in individual and family crisis to resolve issue; working with other service providers to identify care plans 
  • Provides assistance in child protection matters when required 
  • Offers individual counselling for mental health issues, family matters, parenting and other areas of struggle 
  • Provides educational programs at community schools on topics such as bullying, peer pressure, conflict resolution and self-esteem 
  • Conducts home visits to elders, shut-ins and as client follow-up 
  • Facilitates a group for seniors (50+ Group) to interact, work on crafts, participate in an exercise and socialize
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun  
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8 am-11 am Jul-Aug 
Seniors group: Tue, Thu 1:15 pm
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
  • Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) 
  • 50+ Group is for individuals 50 years of age and older
Application Individuals needing a ride to the 50+ Group can make arrangements by calling 807-229-1836 Ext 612
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
Fax 807-229-3367
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Cindy Boyd, Reception; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 601; Email:
Alternate Contact Tove Desmoulin, Family Support Worker; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 612; Email:
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address 11 Lynx Rd
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
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Mailing Address c/o Family Support Program 
PO Box 215 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Physical Access Fully 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 - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)