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Whiskyjack Treatment Centre
Saving Aboriginal Youth
Serving Aboriginal Youth and Families
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Our Mission Statement

The Whiskyjack Treatment Centre leads first Nations communities to wellness by delivering quality care through consistent teamwork, unique services and traditional values.

Our Vision Statement

The Whiskyjack Treatment Centre provides effective holistic healing for youth and their families within a safe environment of respect, trust and love.

Our Background

Whiskyjack Treatment Centre Inc. began its operations in September 1996 in Thompson, Manitoba.  After 5 full years at that location WTC relocated to Norway House Reserve Lands in January 2001.

Prior to the establishment of the Youth Centre, northern Manitoba was experiencing an epidemic of solvent abuse in young people.  This brought the issue to the forefront, particularly to the Chiefs of MKO (Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak).  During this time, a Solvent Abuse Working Group was established by MKO comprised of members from Norway House Cree Nation, Cross Lake First Nation, Shamattawa First Nation, Swampy Tribal Council and Keewatin Tribal Council.  Their main task was to develop a plan of action to combat solvent abuse that was occurring on northern reserves.

Norway House Cree Nation constructed the treatment facility on Norway House Cree Nations lands. The stakeholders in the corporation are from Norway House Cree Nation, Cross Lake First Nation and MKO (Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak).

WTC operated a 16 bed Indigenous Youth Treatment facility that served youth 12-17 years of age, male and female. On October 23, 2017 the program was changed to accommodate 6 family beds and 10 youth beds.

Call Whiskyjack Treatment Centre: 1-204-359-8995