Where to get help, services, support and supplies on Manitoulin Island

Crisis supports

Mnidoo Mnising Mental Wellness and Crisis Response Team offers 24/7 services for people in crisis on the Island: 705-348-1937. (The Mnidoo Mnising Mental Wellness and Crisis Response Team also offers periodic public check-ins where staff invite people who may be in crisis to drop by in person and talk with a response team member. The team posts details of these events on its Facebook group, which can be found by searching its name.)

Health Sciences North Crisis Intervention: 1 (877) 841-1101

Manitoulin Family Resources Crisis Support Line: 1 (800) 465-6788

Talk4Healing (Aboriginal Women): 1 (855) 554-4325

Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868

Counselling

Individuals seeking counselling can access services through Health Science’s North’s Little Current mental health and addictions program, 705-368-0756; Compass – Child and Youth Mental Health Services, 1-800-815-7126, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre or Mnaamodzawin Health Services, 705-368-2182; Manitoulin Family Resources, 705-368-3400; Gwekwaadziwin Miikan, 705-370-5307; Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre (Rainbow Lodge), 705-859-2324; Northwood Recovery Clinic, 705-589-3280.

In an emergency, attend immediate medical assistance through Manitoulin Health Centre’s emergency department or call 9-1-1 for paramedic services.

Supplies

People seeking access to needle exchanges, safe sharps disposal, naloxone and drug safety kits can access such services through a variety of providers, though not every service is available in every location. The below services are available during business hours on weekdays.

  • PHSD’s Mindemoya office, 705-370-9200
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning Health Services, 705-368-3171
  • M’Chigeeng Health Services, 705-377-5347
  • Sheguiandah First Nation Health Services, 705-368-1150
  • Sheshegwaning Health Services, 705-283-3030
  • Whitefish River First Nation Health Centre, 705-285-4354
  • Naandwe Miikaan in Wiikwemkoong, 705-859-1390

Wiikwemkoong citizens can also access Naandwe Miikan’s harm reduction response team, available throughout the territory 24/7 by calling 705-280-9310.

Naloxone is FREE from any pharmacy in Ontario with pharmacies located in M’Chigeeng, Mindemoya, Little Current, Manitowaning, Wiikwemkoong and Gore Bay.