Family Well-Being Program

Family Systems Navigator

Nancy Pedoniquotte



Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 pm.

Physical Address

Chippewas of Nawash
34 Community Centre Road (temporary address)
Neyaashiinigmiing, ON  N0H 2T0

Mailing Address

Chippewas of Nawash
135 Lake Shore Blvd.
Neyaashiinigmiing, Ont.
N0H 2T0


Nawash Family Well-Being Program


We provide prevention focused services and activities that promote overall well-being, family preservation, and positive community relationship building.

Provides targeted prevention and awareness intended to:

1) promote healthy communities
2) encourage positive family relationships
3) support children/youth and their families to heal and recover from the effects of intergenerational violence and trauma



Short-Term Navigation Supports: to assist individuals with finding and connecting to the right service or resource, specific to their individual needs.

Referrals: to on reserve/external services as needed to support the individual

Networking: inter-agency networking, partnerships, peer support and education to minimize silos and streamline services

Outreach: engage with individuals/families/community through social media, promotional materials/awareness campaigns, friendly check-ins, and targeted engagement initiatives.



Coordinated Family Support Activities: bringing the best possible opportunities to support families (hands on skills; family activities; cultural/land-based learning, social engagements/social inclusion, etc.).

Land Based Learning: promotion and support of cultural skills/cultural practices by providing opportunities to learn gathering and harvesting, materials utilization, conservation, stewardship and traditional practices of the Nawash people as it relates to well-being and knowledge sharing.

Community Awareness and Prevention campaigns: violence awareness and prevention, safe community initiatives i.e., Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women/Girls, Indian Residential Schools, Addictions Awareness, Human Trafficking awareness/prevention, etc.



Community Relationship Building: to remove barriers created by historic intrusion, colonization, community division, and gender and generational segregation. Providing year-round activities i.e., knowledge sharing workshops, feasts/gatherings, special outings, hot meals, music programs, busy hands craft nights and other well being initiatives Halloween party; new year celebration, etc., intended to bring community together.

Volunteer Circle: opportunity for community members to participate in program planning, hands on support, and program/event evaluation. Ongoing inclusion in outreach and prevention partnerships within Nawash. Volunteer team building opportunities and incentives.

Targeted Programming: outreach programming to vulnerable/underserviced population in the Nawash community.

Any questions or concerns please call us.