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Learning Bush Skills: Navigating Lands With Clients

Learning Bush Skills: Navigating Lands With Clients

Clients were able to experience a Land Navigation program led by Counselor Greg Vic. Using his previ-ous military experience, Greg spent time in the class-room teaching the clients how to use a compass, learn navigation points, how to read a map and make their own...

Fall Traditions

Fall Traditions

The fall season brought many activities to the Centre. Clients and staff participated in the community led Truth and Reconciliation walk. They also made good use of the open water, fishing using nets and poles. Hunting for partridge and moose brought the families out...

New Land Based Healing Camp

New Land Based Healing Camp

Our New Land based Healing Camp is situated off the Harvest Road towards Bearskin Lake. It is a 30 minute ride to the site, which sits on the Severn River and has a sandy beach. A road to the site has been constructed using professional equipment and sup-ported by...

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

With the spring weather warming up, staff and clients gathered as a group in the centre’s new green-house to get their hands in the dirt by planting tomatoes and various other seeds. As the seasons changed, clients of all ages helped to water and harvest. Food...

Staff Learning & Development

Staff Learning & Development

Several staff members attended “Healing Our Spirit Worldwide”. This conference is in its 9th year, and brought together over 2500 Indigenous leaders and health care professionals from around the world to share and celebrate the healing power of traditional Indigenous...

Spring/Summer 2023 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2023 Newsletter

Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Certification In February, the Treatment Centre hosted clients, community members, and staff to take part in the SLFNHA led Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Course. The three-day course created an environment where everyone learned...

Spring Boating and Fishing

Spring Boating and Fishing

As spring brought the open water back to Muskrat Dam, the clients were able to enjoy fishing, boating, and canoeing a few short weeks after the Ice Fishing Derby. During their spring intake, clients were able to participate in ice net fishing, open water net fishing,...

Treatment Centre Family Ice Fishing Derby

Treatment Centre Family Ice Fishing Derby

As the ice fishing season came to an end, the Treatment Centre hosted a Family Ice Fishing Derby open to clients and community members. It was an afternoon filled with fun, food, smiles, and laughter. Treatment Centre staff fired up the grill and made sure everyone on...

Client Wood Cutting

Client Wood Cutting

As part of the Land based programming, clients and staff traveled out into the bush to learn how to safely work together to cut and gather firewood. After a safety lesson, the clients ventured out to find their perfect trees and work together to either learn or...

Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Certification

Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Certification

In February, the Treatment Centre hosted clients, community members, and staff to take part in the SLFNHA led Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Course. The three-day course created an environment where everyone learned together how to safely respond when someone is...

Clients Exploring the Winter Road

Clients Exploring the Winter Road

During the 2022/2023 winter road season, clients learned about ice and traffic safety before spending the afternoon exploring the ice roads on our land-based snowmobiles. While most people will never have the opportunity to experience such an adventure, Muskrat Dam is...

Winter 2022/2023 Newletter

Winter 2022/2023 Newletter

Client Success Story - Brandon Goodman Brandon Goodman and his family came to the Centre in the summer of 2019. During their time here they were able to reconnect as a family. The centre’s electronic device free approach let them reconnect with each other around the...

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Message From Executive DirectorWilliam Kaminawash Welcome to the Tommy Beardy Treatment Centre. We are very excited to be re-opening since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Although the pandemic has been difficult to navigate and protocols are always changing,...

Winter 2021 – 2022 Newsletter

Winter 2021 – 2022 Newsletter

Message and updates from Executive Director William Kaminawash It has been a difficult year for everyone with the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but I am proud of how our Treatment Centre and the community has responded. As you will read in this newsletter our...

New Website launched!

New Website launched!

The Rev. Tommy Beardy Memorial Family Treatment Centre is excited for the launch of our new website. With it we hope to better connect with our community, tell the stories of the work we do and the many people who make that work possible.

Youth Conference a Success!

Youth Conference a Success!

This winter, youth from Bearskin Lake and Weagamow First Nation attended a Youth Conference at the Tommy Beardy Treatment Centre. With a mix of youth aged 14-16 and elders, participants had a chance to interact with the others and share their experiences. The...

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

A welcome message from Executive Director, William Kaminawash We have had a busy and productive winter season of ice fishing and other land-based activities. Now we are in the middle of our goose hunt season, and organizing lots of exciting community and program...

Ice fishing derby

Ice fishing derby

To end the season, the Treatment Centre hosted a family ice fishing derby. The event was free with smokies, wieners, hot chocolate and iced tea were enjoyed by all ages. Executive Director William Kaminiwash said, " I was quite amazed how many people showed up and it...

Fall-Winter 2018 Newsletter

Fall-Winter 2018 Newsletter

Welcome Message from Ronnie Beaver As the Chairman of the Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Wee Che He Wayo Gamik Family Treatment Centre, I am excited to bring you the second issue of our newsletter. It has been a busy summer & fall season and the winter looks to be...

Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Newsletter

Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Newsletter

As the Acting Executive Director of the Rev. Tommy Beardy Memorial Wee Che He Wayo-Gamik Family Treatment Centre (RTBFTC), I am pleased and excited to welcome you to the inaugural issue of our newsletter. Released three times a year, we hope to keep you updated on all...