Health and Social Well Being


Health and Social Well Being Committee

Naandwechige-Gamig-Wikwemikong Health Centre

Our Vision

Holistic well-being of the community.

Our Mission

To provide access of all opportunities of traditional and western health care to the community.

Our History

On July 11th, 1988 the NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre opened its doors to the community. In 1994, Health Canada transferred most of the services to Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve (WUIR). All services provided at the Health Centre can be provided in both our Native language and English to serve all members of the community.

Our Shield – House of Healing

This shield is a one hundred and fifty year old replica of the Medicine Shield used by Medicine Men and Women of the Wabanowin Medicine Society of the Odawa tribes.

The circle represents the entire universe with the all-knowing Thunderbird at the top as the representative of the Great Spirit. The Thunderbird was entrusted with the knowledge and ability to look after the well-being of the Odawa’s, Spiritually, Emotionally, Mentally and physically (holistic).

The Thunderbird was also given the responsibility of looking after the Upper World, which included the movement of the stars and all the planets. He was also given the responsibility to ascertain by working with the Brother Sun and Grandmother Moon, continued growth of all the species of medicine plants.

The Mishibishiw, Black Panther was the master of the underworld who was responsible for bringing sickness, bad luck and everything nasty and needed to be constantly appeased.

The area between the Thunderbird and the Panther represents the In Between World, which the Odawa and other tribes occupied. The In Between World was where everything to sustain life was placed. This included the four sacred herbs, Sweet grass, Tobacco, Sage and Cedar.

The Triangular Heart of the Thunderbird represents the three components of Man; Mind, Body and Spirit.

This symbol became known to only a very few Traditional Healers, due to the influence of Church and State. For over a hundred years, law forbade our people to practice their spiritual ceremonies such as the Sundance, Potlatch and Shaking Tent.

With the establishment of the Medicine Lodge within the Health Centre Complex this Shield was once again brought out and has become the symbol of Health and Wellness in our Community.

Wiikwemkoong Ontario Works

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services will honour and support our families and communities inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs and customs.

Our services ensure children are protected and stay connected with their culture, language and community while strengthening family and community relationships.


Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services will honour and support our families and communities inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs and customs.

Mission Statement

Our services ensure children are protected and stay connected with their culture, language and community while strengthening family and community relationships.

  1. That all Prevention and Child Welfare Services delivered are culturally based utilizing traditions and practices that strengthen cultural identity for children and families.
  2. That all Prevention and Child Welfare Services delivered will support children remaining in their communities with healthy caregivers to stay connected with their roots, culture and language.
  3. That Child Welfare Services will be family-centered and family-focused while not compromising the safety and well-being of the child.
  4.  That Child Welfare Services will use innovative, collaborative processes that empower children, families and communities to participate in all aspects of case planning and decision making.
  5.  That all Prevention and Child Welfare Services will place emphasis on supporting families based on honest and open communication to create relationships and partnerships.

Wikwemikong Nursing Home

Providing Long Term Care services in our community and promoting the path for our Elders to their fullest potential.

The Mission, Vision and Values of the Wiky Nursing Home are based on the Seven Grandfather Teachings.

Mnaadendamowin (Respect)
Dbaadendiziwin (Humility)
Debwewin (Truth)
Aak’dehewin (Bravery/Courage)
Zaagidwin (Love)
Gwekwaadiziwin (Honesty)
Nibwaakaawin (Wisdom)

At Wikwemikong Nursing Home we are dedicated to provide the highest standard of holistic quality care in a home-like atmosphere where each Elder is honoured, respected and cared for in a compassionate loving environment that promotes dignity.

Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Center

Our Mission

Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre Inc. is dedicated to the delivery of culturally-based addictions treatment and prevention services.

Vision Statement

To empower individuals and families toward a healthy lifestyle, healing and wellness, through education and utilizing cultural holistic approaches.

Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinabek

Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinabek is a non-profit organization that brings people living with a developmental disability and their communities together.

This code is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday conduct of CLWA employees within the parameters of the association’s goal.

This code is based on our fundamental values which include recognition of the worth, dignity and uniqueness of all persons, as well as their rights and opportunities. It is also based on the nature of our support provision which fosters conditions that promote these values.

It represents CLWA’s expectations of ethical behavior in professional relationships with service users, their families and friends; colleagues and other professionals; the employer and the community.

  • The employee will, in the performance of his/her job responsibilities, provide support to the service user as outlined in the individual’s general support plan. The employee will recognize that where conflict may arise regarding their own personal opinion(s,) standard(s) or value(s,) s/he will be expected to maintain a level of objectivity consistent with their responsibility in assisting the individual.
  • The employee’s primary responsibility is to provide quality support to the service participant as outlined in their respective job classification description in accordance with policies and procedures, managerial instructions and identified team approaches.
  • The employee will interact with the service participant in a respectful manner using the CLWA rights and responsibilities document as a guide.
  • The employee will demonstrate a supportive, respectful, cooperative approach in their interactions with those people who are important in the service users lives.
  • The employee will facilitate communication with significant persons in accordance with the wishes of the service participant.
  • The employee will be expected to respect the personal privacy and professional confidentiality of his/her colleagues, recognizing and accepting personal differences, except where the well-being of the service user(s) may be involved.
  • The employee will demonstrate a supportive, respectful and cooperative approach in his/her interactions with his/her colleagues.
  • Where an individual staff action/decision/opinion would be based on issues concerning health and safety, an individual’s rights and responsibilities or would be in opposition to agreed upon team approaches, then that individual staff will have the responsibility of discussing their concern/idea with the respective Primary Counselor and the Supervisor and receive approval prior to implementing any changes to established practice(s.)
  • The employee will continually apprise him/herself of the policies, procedures, rules and principles of the CLWA and in accepting or continuing employment within the agency, agree to adhere to these policies, procedures, rules and principles, recognizing that the ultimate responsibility for the quality of service they provide is their own.
  • Where the employee feels they have cause to question, express concern or challenge the policies, procedures, rules or principles of the CLWA, they will express their views the use of appropriate internal channels while maintaining a professional, confidential and respectful representation of the agency within the community.
  • The employee will have the responsibility of keeping abreast of relevant developments within the human services field as it pertains to the CLWA.
  • The employee will be expected to foster public support and awareness throughout their work within the community.
  • The employee should act to ensure that all persons have access to the resources, services and opportunities which they require or desire.
  • The employee should act to expand choice and opportunity for all persons.
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Mutual respect
  • Empathy
  • Innovation
  • Working towards a common goal
  • Objectivity
  • Acceptance of differences
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Competence

In the eyes of the creator, we are all created equal. With this in mind, the programs we deliver will be based on this and as such, we will treat the participants of our programs with respect, caring and equality.

We will deliver our programs in a holistic manner, always considering all four elements which work together to make a healthy person; physical well-being, spiritual well-being, mental well-being and emotional well-being. Our association will deliver programs and services to persons, rather than clients who will be treated in a manner that each of us would like to be treated. We will give participants freedom of choice to live, to work, to grow and to play in harmony and dignity in the community.

Kina gwa naasaab gdoo zhi-gnawaabmignaa Mnidoo. Ga mkwendaanaa dash maandaa nakiitaagewing. Ga mnaadenmaanaanig, ga zhewenmaanaanig, miinwaa, naasaab gazhignawaabmaanaanig, enkiitwangijig. Ga bzindwaanaanig weweni.

Kina gwa gegoo bembidetooing, we-eni ga naagde-endaanaa. Pane aabdeg ga mkwendaanaa, kina gego ezhi wiidoogdesemgag, mna-madziwin, mna-nendmowin, namewin, miinwaa, kshkendmowin. Kina gwa gegoo wii-nagde-enjgaade, wii-mnamaadzit bemaadzit. Kina gwa nyaagde-enmangit, ggazhi doodwanaanig, gezhi dwe-endmwawat, ji mna maadziwaat, ji mna nakiiwat, ji mna maajiishkaawat, ji mna damnwawat, maampii gdo demnang.

Code of Ethics

As an employee of the Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinabek, I will conduct myself in a manner in accordance with the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers.

absence of sense of being superior to clients or employees; valuing individual equality recognizing that everyone has a place in life; refraining from intimidation to clients and fellow employees.

conducting oneself in the community /workplace in a responsible and honourable manner through truthfulness, fairness and sincerity.

conducting oneself in the community /workplace in a responsible and honourable manner through truthfulness, fairness and sincerity.

recognizing that others views may differ from ours, and honour the differences with the understanding that we are all one people, and have a right to freedom of beliefs and traditions.

unconditional love for one another for who we are and what we have to offer, with no conditions based on race, creed or colour, and always looking for the beauty within each person.

using what we have learned in a meaningful way, and learning from experiences to promote our growth and the growth of others to be kind, caring, and good people.

In carrying out the duties of my position, I will adhere to the CODE OF ETHICS, and will be prompt, courteous, and loyal to COMMUNITY LIVING WIIKWEMKOONG ANISHINABEK.

Nookomisnaang – Shelter
(Wikwemikong Shelter for Victims of Family Violence)

Mission Statement

To provide a safe haven for individuals seeking safety and protection from family violence. To foster encouragement towards wellness.
“We share, we dare, we care”

Vision Statement

Nookomisnaang will provide a wholistic atmosphere to help people reconnect to their wellness journeys.

Value Statement

Nookomisnaang believes Anishinaabe aadzowin empowers and supports self, family and community wellness.

The Wikwemikong Shelter will provide:

Safety, protection and shelter, in a supportive healing environment; intervention and wholistic crisis counselling (group or individual) for victims of family violence (women or men with children, women, men, youth, families), Traditional Teaching Circles; an understanding of the cycles of violence;
promotion of health and personal self care for wellness, prevention of family violence; referral and advocacy while they are in Transition

Aftercare Family Support

This program will focus on the aftercare of family violence by offering a wholistic framework to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. This will occur through counselling (group or individual); support; traditional teaching circles; and advocacy, for those service users who have been or continue to be affected by the impacts of family violence.

Nookomisnaang Shelter
71 Genevieve Street
Wikwemikong, ON
P0P 2J0

Shelter Manager: Mary Pheasant
Phone: 705-859-3164 ext. 236
Fax: 705-859-3164