Nodin CFI Services

Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services provides counselling, support and intervention services to First Nation children, youth, adults and families from communities served by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural problems. Nodin CFI is a resource available to 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region, the majority remote fly-in access only.

Mission Statement

To promote and support the empowerment of Anishinabe life by providing holistic healing and wellness services by:

  • Providing counseling
  • Education and training in community development
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Cultural restoration and Traditional Healing
  • Being a specialized resource to communities

Background

Nodin Counseling Services through SLFNHA has been overseeing the provision of mental health services since 1994 to First Nations clients. Mental Health services for children and youth formally under the family counseling unit of Tikinagan Child and Family Services were formally transferred to Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in April of 2002.

Formed in response to the Coroner's Inquest into the tragic suicide of a young girl in our area, the NCFI Joint Management Committee assisted with the strategic planning for comprehensive mental health services, both non-residential and future residential care, and mental health services. The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority oversees the implementation of current work plans and the development of strategic work plans as proposed in a five year work plan.

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