Where there is hope, there is healing!

We Are a Culturally-based "away from home" TReatment centre for first nations youth

Our Mission

With respect, humility, and compassion, NNHC is committed to empowering indigenous youth, families and communities through culturally based holistic treatment and recovery services.

Our Model

Our service is based on the Seven Grandfather Teachings and we base our programs on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components of the Medicine Wheel to restore balance. The Medicine Wheel is an ancient tool that our ancestors used to achieve balance in each quadrant of physical, emotional, spiritual and mental realms.

Thus, during your time of healing at Nimkee Nupigawagan, we will focus on:

• Therapeutic and Traditional Counselling (one-on-one and family-based)
• Land Based Learning
• Healthy Eating and Nutrition
• Physical activity through exercise and land-based activities/healing
• Life Skill Development
• Traditional Ceremony
• Building Strong roots and relationships
• Art, Music Traditional Survival skills, storytelling and crafts
• Recreational activities like field trips, skating, and snowshoeing.

We are committed to:

• Indigenous youth and their families in strengthening physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellness.
• Collaborating with community partners in order to find ways to alleviate substance abuse in indigenous communities.
• Providing ongoing appropriate training to NNHC staff.
• Consistently evaluating and monitoring results to ensure evidence-quality programming.

Treatment ranges between 10- 12 weeks for First Nation youth between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age + a cohort for 18-25 years of age.

Traditional Teachings and Healing Practices

The program operates through gender blocks, each intake alternating between male and female youth. The center services youth who are struggling with substance misuse.

The treatment program maintains a philosophy of traditional cultural teachings and healing practices. Through this lens, each of the four quadrants is addressed Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual, to promote healing of one’s entire being.

Intake /applications submit to: admissions@nimkee.org

For support contact Leroy at: continuouscare@nimkee.org

Accreditation, Membership and Licensing

Nimkee NupiGawagan Healing Centre (NNHC) is accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council by meeting standards of excellence in “Group Care Program” with Aboriginal & Intensive Treatment. Our Centre is a member of the Youth Solvent Addiction Committee and maintains a Children’s Residential Operating License under the Child & Youth Services Act. The Ministry of Child & Youth Services completes an annual license review and all our employees regularly and successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police. NNHC is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of those within the Centre’s care including the youth and our staff. NNHC’s goal is to empower First Nations/Indigenous youth, families and communities through culturally based wholistic treatment services.

Our programs offer land-based learning and healing, life skills, and pride.

contact Us


(519) 264-2277


(519) 264-1552




20850 Muncey Road, P.O. Box 381, R.R.#1, Muncey, ON, N0L 1Y0, CA

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