Ka Na Chi Hih Centre

Our Mission:

In keeping with the sacred teachings of the Creator, Ka-Na –Chi-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre will provide a nurturing and supportive environment for youth who are embarking on their healing journey to wellness of body, heart , mind and spirit. Ka– Na –Chi– Hih is a 12 bed residential centre for males 16-25. We are currently located in the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay , Ontario, and are now in the process of constructing a separate facility for long term use. The treatment program is based on the medicine wheel concept, and combines traditional and contemporary approaches to holistic treatment. A residential program, the centre operates 7 days per week 24 hours per day. A typical day consists of breakfast, morning circle, educational sessions, one on one counselling, drumming, arts and crafts, life-skills training and recreation, with a weekly healing lodge. Clients are afforded the opportunity to attend educational upgrading through an offsite centre (Youth Employment Services) in Thunder bay.

The clients attend local pow wows and are engaged in a culturally focused recreation program which includes annual field trips for fasting and medicine gathering.

There is generally a waiting list of 10-15 clients who are referred from across Canada by community workers. The referral process involves a unified process of information gathering between the treatment manager and treatment team to ensure client needs are met.


Mailing Address:
Ka Na Chi Hih Centre
100 Anemki Drive, Suite 102
Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, ON
Canada – P7J 1A5


Phone and Fax Number
Toll Free: 1-888-863-1560
Phone: 1-807-623-5577
Fax: 1-807-623-5588

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