Programs and Services


The scheduling of Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre programs and services is based on calendar quarters which coincide with the natural rhythm of the four seasons. The scheduling and nature of activities within quarters will be similar for the most part, but will reflect some differences determined by the seasons and their traditional associations (see below). For example, during the summer, a special emphasis will be placed on programs for children and youth as reflected in a special one-week residential program for them, weekend retreats and increased youth activities (see below). Quarters will begin and end on the solstices and equinoxes.

Spring Quarter: Outdoor activities will include maple sugaring, crop planting, fasting, harvesting of medicines and appropriate recreational activities. The primary themes are the renewal of life and the mental aspect of our being.

Summer Quarter: Outdoor activities will include weeding the garden, some harvesting of crops and medicines, fasting and appropriate recreational activities. The primary themes are growth, maturation and the physical aspect of our being.

Fall Quarter: Outdoor activities will include harvesting of crops and medicines, fasting and appropriate recreational activities. The primary themes are care giving, personal reflection and introspection and the emotional aspect of our being.

Winter Quarter: Expanded emphasis on cultural and spiritual teachings. Outdoor activity will likely be restricted to winter recreation and the primary themes are wisdom, story telling and the spiritual aspect of our being.


Miikanaake Court Diversion Program

The Miikanaake Court diversion Program provides court diversion for Indigenous youth and adults who are pre or post charge. Common diverted charges include: assault, domestic violence and theft.  The Court Diversion Program uses Indigenous teachings and holistic approaches to support rehabilitation. This program implements a range of restorative processes to reduce future contact with the criminal justice system.

Clients involved in the program work with a Justice Worker and voluntarily agree to carry out a comprehensive plan that seeks to restore balance. This plan includes transitioning clients into culturally appropriate supports, such as counselling, traditional healing, justice circles and other programs offered at Enaahitg and rehabilitation services in the community.


Eligibility for this program is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Clients must consent to being diverted and attend all recommmended programming. Clients must agree to take full responsibility for their actions.

Indigenous Youth Attendance and Reintegration Program

The Attendance Program is for Indigenous youth ages 12-17 years old. Youth must currently be on a probation order. The Attendance Program provides counselling and support to help reduce the risk of future involvement in the youth criminal justice system.  This program works in partnership with Probation Officers and can provide support to youth in office, at the youth's school or in the community.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin - I'm a Kind Man Program

The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program engages men and youth within Indigenous communities to speak out against all forms of violence towards Indigenous women.  The program provides both individual and group support to men and youth towards identifying their role as survivor or perpetrator in relationships of abuse, and create a foundation for awareness and healing. The primary goals of the program are to:

  • Re-establish traditional roles of Indigenous males.

  • Reconnect and nurture cultural methods of healing.

  • Re-establish traditional teachings and responsibilities.

  • Inspire men to engage other men to get involved and stop abuse.

  • Support Indigenous males who choose not to use violence.


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Enaahtig Outreach offers a range of support services to Indigenous individuals and their families. Services are available in office at home or in the community. Service providers will travel to the individual at a suitable location that works best for them.

Services provided include:

  • Individual mental health and/or addictions counselling

  • Systems navigation and referrals to community programs and services

  • Screening and assessment

  • Homelessness support

  • Opioid addiction management

  • Reintegration planning

The Enaahtig Community Mental Health Program provides mental health treatment, care and support to community members as close to home as possible in partnership with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers (Shared Care).


We employ an Indigenous culture based approach built upon Indigenous best practices. Some of the types of services offered are:


  • Family Consultation.

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Community Clinical Consultation.

  • Frontline Worker Peer Support.

  • Intensive and non-intensive Case Management.

  • Community capacity building, training, service system liaison and networking.

  • Screening and Assessment, Comprehensive Assessments, Care Planning and Referrals 

We also support 

  • Families affected by mental health challenges.

  • Persons affected by Concurrent Disorders (a number of different mental health challenges at the same time; i.e. someone affected by a mental illness and a substance abuse problem).

  • Children, youth and adults needing aftercare.



Values underlining the Program are:

  • Cultural appropriateness.

  • Respect for client choices and autonomy.

  • Indigenous best practices.

  • Shared Care.

  • Strengths based assessments and intervention.

  • Service integration and streamlined administration.

  • Community based.

  • Client satisfaction.

  • Ongoing evaluation and research.


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Enaahtig's North Lodge is located by the French River and offers three distinct residential programs.

The Indigenous One Week Adult Residential Program is for individuals who are just beginning their path of healing from trauma and adverse experiences. The program offers various cultural activities and teachings within a group. The program opens the door to individuals to a better understanding of how trauma has affected their lives and guide them to begin a healthy healing journey by helping them recognize their strengths and resiliencies. Our program introduces healthy healing skills.

The Indigenous 14 day Residential Trauma Program is for individuals who have been impacted by Trauma and Adverse experiences. The program offers various Cultural healing approaches, activities and teachings within a group. It allows individuals to safely process past trauma with support staff within a group. It offers individuals opportunities to better understand how trauma has impacted their lives while recognizing their strengths and resiliency. Our Program provides an environment to learn about the effects of trauma and learn Healthy Coping Skills, Effective Healing Skills and Self-Care exercises.

The Indigenous Family Residential Program is a 21 day program designed to provide families a safe environment to strengthen relationships, foster healthy communication and share positive experiences together.

Families will participate in a variety of activities, including restoring family relationships, family preservation and skills to ensure safer and healthy homes.

Families will learn about traditional parenting practices, attachment, relationship building.

Families will also experience cultural and land based activities.


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The Central Lodge has a 12-bed capacity. All programming is traditionally focused and guided by Indigenous psychology principles. Essential to the program is the integration of traditional, contemporary and equine therapy skills and practices. This program is a place where youth can connect to culture and discover new learnings on ways to live a good life.

Residential Programming

  • 60/90-day programming

  • Co-ed

  • Onsite classroom

  • Equine Assisted Therapy

  • Onsite therapeutic team

  • All staff are trained in Trauma informed care

Non-Residential Programming

  • Seasonal Ceremonies:

  • Planting Ceremony

  • Harvest Ceremony

  • Sweet Water Ceremony

  • Horse Ceremony

  • Roundance


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