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Elders (Teachers)






Child Welfare Services

Christian Island Native Children and Family Services
Provides parenting programs * youth programs 6-18 years * handles child welfare matters
Rama Community and Family Services - Community and Family Services
Rama Community and Family Services is an advocate of the safety, health and well being of the Rama community in the body, mind, spirit and emotions; work toward creating awareness for the protection and safety of children.
Rama Community and Family Services - Community and Family Services
Rama Community and Family Services is an advocate of the safety, health and well being of the Rama community in the body, mind, spirit and emotions; work toward creating awareness for the protection and safety of children.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions - Barrie Branch
Provides child protection services * abuse prevention programs * family support * adoption services under the Child and Family Services Act


Education

Georgian College - Barrie Campus - Bldg M - Room M137 - Indigenous Education Services
Services include support services (academic, career, personal, and social), Indigenous education programs, liaison services between Georgian College staff and Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals * information and resources on Indigenous culture and language to the Georgian College students and staff


Health & Healing

Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Rama Health Centre
Services include:
  • Dr Rachael Sheppard MD, CCFP (available Tuesday pm and Thursday)
  • immunizations
  • chiropody clinic (available Tuesday and Thursday)
  • dietitian (weekly)
  • naturopath (monthly)
  • massage therapist (monthly)
  • prenatal classes
CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre - Midland
The CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre offers primary health care to registered clients, including the services of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dieticians, community health workers, health promoters, physiotherapists, and mental health and addictions counsellors
Wahta Mohawk First Nation - Health Services Department
Health services department for Wahta Mohawk First Nations offering:
  • Homemaker services and Meals on Wheels program for older adults living in the community
  • assistance setting up volunteer transportation to medical appointments (transportation provided through Red Cross)
  • community liaison for Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program through Health Canada (NIHB provides status Indians with medical coverage for a variety health services not covered under OHIP)
  • information and referrals to counselling services, shelter's, children services, anger management courses and more
  • various programs and events through out the year (ex. yoga, shopping trips, sporting events, Christmas dinners)
Parry Sound Health Centre - First Nations and Inuit Health Services
The Parry Sound Health Centre (PSHC) provides culturally appropriate health services in five First Nations (FN) communities: Magnetawan FN, Shawanaga FN, Wasauksing FN, Moose Deer Pt. FN and Wahta Mohawk Territory.
Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle - Central Region
Programs and services focusing on the education, prevention, and management of diabetes in Indigenous communities, both on and off-reserve
Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre
Health centre providing family health care * residential and non residential programs * referrals to other regional health services


Mental Health & Addiction Services

Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Rama Health Centre
Services include:
  • Dr Rachael Sheppard MD, CCFP (available Tuesday pm and Thursday)
  • immunizations
  • chiropody clinic (available Tuesday and Thursday)
  • dietitian (weekly)
  • naturopath (monthly)
  • massage therapist (monthly)
  • prenatal classes
Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre - Orillia Location - Outreach Mental Health Team
This program offers mental health case management, care and support for individuals living with a mental health disorder or concurrent disorders. In a Shared Care format we work with other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers. We employ an Aboriginal cultural approach built on Aboriginal best practices. Services include but are not limited to :
Wahta Mohawk First Nation - Health Services Department
Health services department for Wahta Mohawk First Nations offering:
  • Homemaker services and Meals on Wheels program for older adults living in the community
  • assistance setting up volunteer transportation to medical appointments (transportation provided through Red Cross)
  • community liaison for Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program through Health Canada (NIHB provides status Indians with medical coverage for a variety health services not covered under OHIP)
  • information and referrals to counselling services, shelter's, children services, anger management courses and more
  • various programs and events through out the year (ex. yoga, shopping trips, sporting events, Christmas dinners)
Moose Deer Point First Nation - MacTier - Twelve Mile Bay Rd
Health services department of Moose Deer Point offering:
  • cultural awareness sessions
  • illness and injury prevention workshops
  • health promotion and educational workshops on a variety of health issues such as cancer and Alzheimer’s
  • blood pressure screening and monitoring
  • pre-natal screenings
  • diabetes support group and foot care clinic
  • heart health sessions
  • mental health and wellness (individual and group counselling)
  • recreational activities for school age children and seniors
  • youth group
  • Good Food box
  • meals on wheels
  • healthy cooking classes
  • youth group/counselling sessions
Kinark Child and Family Services - Simcoe County Region - Barrie Office
Range of children's mental health services including crisis services * individual and family counselling * office, home-based and group programs * day treatment (Section 23 classrooms) * residential treatment * multidisciplinary team of professionals from the fields of social work, child and youth work, psychiatry, psychology, nursing and education * registered charitable organization, licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and an accredited member of Children's Mental Health Ontario * offices located in Barrie and Midland
Kinark Child and Family Services - Simcoe County Region - Midland Office
Range of children's mental health services including crisis services * individual and family counselling * office, home-based and group programs * day treatment (Section 23 classrooms) * residential treatment * multidisciplinary team of professionals from fields of social work, child and youth work, psychiatry, psychology and education * registered charitable organization, licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and an accredited member of children's Mental Health Ontario * offices located in Barrie and Midland
CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre - Midland
The CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre offers primary health care to registered clients, including the services of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dieticians, community health workers, health promoters, physiotherapists, and mental health and addictions counsellors
Smith (Dr Tim) Psychologist - Barrie - Counselling and Assessment Services
Counselling and assessment services for children, teens, and adults * counselling to help overcome anxiety, addictions and compulsive behavior problems, ADHD, behavioral problems, codependency, depression, family of origin issues, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship and marriage problems, parenting, and coping with stress * all manner of psychological assessment is available * in counselling, uses cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness based strategies, and solution focused strategies * also provides coaching services for teens and adults with ADHD or Learning Disabilities, and instruction in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction



Home & Community Care

Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
A nonprofit organization responsible to the native women and children in the area offering:
  • CAP-C Children's Cultural Program offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs including traditional and clan teachings, legends and storytelling, craft making, full moon and other traditional ceremonies, regalia making workshops, family camping, and other traditional activities such as snowshoeing
  • moms and tots support group
  • pre-natal services
  • toy lending library
  • native language training for children
  • health outreach support system for women to discuss issues which affect the social, cultural, mental and physical aspects of native life and break the violence cycle
  • Seniors Cultural Program offers culturally focused and holistic based support to seniors/elders in home through one on one counseling and healing circles, provision of furnishings, luncheons, transportation services and recognition medals at major functions
Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Moose Deer Point First Nation - MacTier - Twelve Mile Bay Rd
Health services department of Moose Deer Point offering:
  • cultural awareness sessions
  • illness and injury prevention workshops
  • health promotion and educational workshops on a variety of health issues such as cancer and Alzheimer’s
  • blood pressure screening and monitoring
  • pre-natal screenings
  • diabetes support group and foot care clinic
  • heart health sessions
  • mental health and wellness (individual and group counselling)
  • recreational activities for school age children and seniors
  • youth group
  • Good Food box
  • meals on wheels
  • healthy cooking classes
  • youth group/counselling sessions
Barrie Native Friendship Centre - Life Long Care Program
Support people with long term illnesses, disabilities and frail elderly * services include day programs/group activities such as shopping excursions, provide home visits, rides to medical appointments, light housekeeping * services dependent on needs and resources * helps people remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible * ensures quality of care appropriate support systems for the families * culturally appropriate services for Aboriginals

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
The main programs and services are * Indigenous Court Worker Program * Kizhaay Program(I am a kind man) * Cultural Resources Program * Urban Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Program * Urban Indigenous Healthy Kids Program * Drug and Alcohol Counselling * Long Term Care * Employment & Training * Healthy Active Kids Program ages 6 to 18 * Children's Program (Ages 7-12) * Youth Program (Ages 13-19) * Family Services * Homeless Outreach Services * Referral Services * Drug and Alcohol Worker * Cultural Programs* Children Who Witness Violence Program * Healthy Living Program * Vision Quest for Boys ages 9-14 * Youth Skills Connection * Hall Rentals * Annual Pow Wow the weekend after Labour Day * see website for complete list or call for information


Advocacy & Social Action

Métis Nation of Ontario - Midland - Georgian Bay Metis Council
Council provides local government to Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens and promotes its inherent right to self-government.