Weechi-it-te-win Family Services

Box 812
Fort Frances
ON
P9A 3N1
(807) 274-3201

Basic Information

Primary contact: 
Laurie Rose
Position/Title: 
Director of Administration
Secondary contact: 
Jackie Lizotte
Position/Title: 
Human Resource Manager

Business Information

Business established: 
August, 1986
Mission Statement: 
The Weechi-it-te-win Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program exists to provide professional and culturally appropriate residential services to youth who require placement in a formal treatment setting for substance abuse and mental health issues.
Vision Statement: 
Operating Philosophy The overall philosophy of the Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program is reflected in the belief among the Ojibway that a child is a gift from the Great Spirit and that we were given the responsibility to raise and care for the child. The Centre's services and procedures are predicated on two key commitments: *To promote the greaterresponsibility and competence of the young person in different areas of functioning(cultural, emotional, interpersonal, social, ect.) *To promote greater responsibility for, and involvement with, the adolescent by his/her family.
Number of employees: 
66
Head office location: 
1457 Idylwild Drive, Fort Frances ON
Secondary office locations: 
601 Victoria Avenue, former Ivik Youth Centre
More information: 

Program Goals The Program Goals for the Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program Include: *to help each young person find a balance between the mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of life; *to help each young person acquire a strengthened sense of identity and belonging, a sense of well being, and a sense of direction; *to help each young person develop a healthy personal lifestyle that is free of substance abuse and other injurious behaviours.

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