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Sagamok Naandwejige-gamik


Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik, "Healing House", is commonly referred to as Community Wellness Department. It is the hub of community health and well-being, providing secondary and tertiary programs and services.  Community Wellness Department is overseen by a management team and lead by the Community Wellness Director, Fern Assinewe.  The Health Programs are managed by Health Program Manager, Yolande Nashkawa.  The Social Service programs are managed by Social Program Manager, Pamela Keeshig. The Child and Youth Services is managed by Shirley Gregorini.   The Elders Eagle Lodge is managed by the Long Term Care Manager, Loretta Nootchtai.

Our Mission:

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik anticipates and responds to the health and social needs of the community; cultivates and nurtures the desire to take control of personal health and social wellbeing; stimulates and enriches the quality of life in the community by providing holistic education and awareness, intervention and treatment programs and services

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik, we maintain a relationship with both youth and elders.

Community Wellness Department Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides advisory services and recommendations to the program and service delivery of Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik.

Elders Council

The Sagamok Elders Council provides direction and advice with regard to critical community issues relating to elders; youth issues; health; land and resource development.

Youth Council

The Sagamok Youth Council provides a forum where youth provide their insight to community issues that affect youth.  It is an opportunity to build bridges with youth in the community.


Contact Us

Telephone: (705) 865-2171

Fern Assinewe, Community Wellness Director, ext. 333                         
The Community Wellness Director is responsible for the overall management of the department. The Director represents Sagamok Anishnawbek and lobbies with external organizations and governments for Health & Social Services development.

Tammy Manitowabi, Finance Manager, ext. 331

The Finance Manager is responsible for administering financial resources and to effectively manage the affairs of Sagamok Naandwedjige-gamik.

Lorraine Chakasim, Executive Assistant, ext. 335

The Executive Assistant provides executive support to the Community Wellness Director and to the Community Wellness Department Steering Committee.

Yolande Nashkawa, Health Program Manager, ext. 334

Donna Trudeau, Social Program Manager, Niigaaniin, (705) 865-1395 ext.200

Loretta Nootchtai, Long-term Care Manager, Elders Eagle Lodge, (705) 865-2926