Matawa First Nations Management

Site: Matawa First Nations Management

Service: Regional Crisis Intervention

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Promotes the safety of each community through the emergency response plans coordinated by the area First Response teams 
  • Acts as the liaison between the communities and Nishnawbe-Aski Nation in regards to responding to regional crisis situations 
  • Provides training to each community's crisis coordinators, volunteer crisis teams and community members 
  • Provides support to community crisis coordinators with office procedures, documentation and reporting  
  • Facilitates intervention, counselling and support group services for community members who are experiencing some form of crisis 
  • Maintains and updates a Regional Crisis Response Manual that includes all the Matawa Territory communities Crisis Response Plans
Support services provided can include: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization 
  • Identification of issues and appropriate referrals to community and regional resources 
  • Spiritual support
Services provided for various reasons including the following but not limited to: 
  • Accidental deaths 
  • Attempted suicide 
  • Bullying in the schools 
  • Domestic assaults and violence 
  • Flooding and/or evacuation 
  • Homicide 
  • Loss through fire 
  • Sudden death 
  • Trauma of any form
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Long Lake 58 First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Matawa Territory and be experiencing some form of immediate crisis such as violence or suicide
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-344-4575
Toll Free Phone 1-800-463-2249
Fax 807-344-2977
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Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 233 Court St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2X9
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Intersection Court St S and John St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Main and upper levels ; Lower level not accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1988
Funding Provincial - Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)