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.
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
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.
Kitchenumaykoosib (Big Trout Lake)
King Fisher Lake
North Spirit Lake