About

About our Centre

For over 30 years, the Tommy Beardy Memorial Family Treatment Centre (TBMFTC) has served the 49 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), 

Situated in Muskrat Dam, Ontario, The Tommy Beardy Memorial Family Treatment Centre’s mission is to:

“strengthen Indigenous communities within the Sioux Lookout area by offering a family-oriented, land-based Treatment Program which provides support and guidance to individuals living with substance misuse.”

We help our clients by providing them with tools to help them strengthen family dynamics and employment skills and opportunities. It is our goal to help First Nation communities understand and overcome substance misuse through the active practice of traditional values and beliefs, the development of a strong spiritual base, and fostering a culture of resilience.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Treatment Centre is based on the traditional values, beliefs, and spirituality of the Indigenous culture of the Aski-Nishnawbe First Nations.  These beliefs and values are centered upon the importance and strength of the community and the involvement of the total community in the development of a healthy and supportive lifestyle for its families and individual members. 

The Family Treatment Centre believes in strengthening Indigenous communities by providing a family-oriented land-based program that provide support and guidance to individuals living with substance misuse as well as their families.

By creating a healthy and positive community experience in our treatment setting, we assist families and individuals to:

  • Understand and heal from substance misuse within families
  • Develop an atmosphere which promotes a sense of belonging
  • Build a strong basis for individual communities to develop their own community based substance misuse intervention strategies

Our Communities

We help families in First Nations across Northwestern Ontario in the Treaty 3, Treaty 9, and Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. The geographical area historically served by the Family Treatment Centre comprises approximately 250,000 square miles from the community of Martin Falls in the east to the Manitoba border in the west from the community of Savant Lake in the south to the few communities that can be reached by road with the majority regularly accessible only by air.

Aroland

Attawapiskat

Bearskin Lake

Beaverhouse

Kitchenumaykoosib (Big Trout Lake)

Brunswick House

Cat Lake

Chapleau Cree

Chapleau Ojibway

Constance Lake

Deer Lake

Eabametoong

Flying Post

Fort Albany

Fort Severn

Ginoogaming

Hornpayne

Kasabonika Lake

Kashechewan

Kee-Way-Win

King Fisher Lake

Kooschiching

Long Lake

Martin Falls

Matachewan

Mattamagai

McDowell Lake

Moose Cree

Muskrat Dam

Neskantaga

NewPost

North Caribou

North Spirit Lake

Osnaburge

Pikangikum

Poplar Hill

Sachigo Lake

Sandy Lake

Slate Falls

Washoshig

Wapekeka

Wawakapewin

Webuquie

Weenusk

Whitewater Lake

Wunnumin Lake