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SLFNHA Chiefs AGM Agenda

The SLFNHA Chiefs AGM Agenda is now available for viewing.

Please Click Here To view the Agenda.

Sacred Fire in Honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, a sacred fire is being held to remember those in our Indigenous communities who have died by suicide, and to bring the intention of healing and wellness back to our region.  We hope to bring a united approach to talking about suicide and developing life promotion strategies across northwestern Ontario.

This event will be held at Centennial Park starting at sunrise on September 10, 2016, and is scheduled for a 24 hour period.  Elder Allan Walski from the Nishnawbe-Gamik Centre will lead the sunrise ceremony on both Sept 10 and 11, 2016.  Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

The fire is being hosted by the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, with assistance from staff of the Community Wellness Development Team and Hepatitis C Support and Treatment Services.  If you would like to volunteer as a helper for this event, please contact Brenda at 737-0821.

To see the poster for this event Click Here

For more information about World Suicide Prevention Day, please visit the website at  

SLFNHA Summer 2016 Newsletter

The SLFNHA Summer 2016 Newsletter is out!

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Indigenous Wellness & Addictions Prevention Diploma Program

Thunder Bay


Develop the skills to prevent addiction and counsel patients in treatment centers using both cultural and mainstream approaches. Learn techniques for recovery and intervention while understanding and exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual elements of addiction. Call or visit the Oshki website to find out more.

Phone Number: (807) 626-1880

Toll Free:1(866) 63-67454 (OSHKI)