Your Pathway

to Recovery

New Intake will begin – Jan 9, 2023

and applications are still being accepted.

Our Mission Statement

To provide a holistic addictions treatment program that will assit people in developing and maintaining a drug and alcohol free lifestyle, that promotes building healthy individuals, families and communities for all nations.

Our Vision

To assist clients, families, and communities to lead an addiction-free lifestyle.

“Our generation needs regeneration”

About Our Program

In-Patient Treatment

The Saulteaux Healing and Wellness Treatment Centre’s Program is 42-day treatment program that operates on the Cote First Nation. SHWC can house up to 18 clients. Clients attending the SHWC will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and/or faith-based activities. In addition, clients are equipped with the tools and strategies to help them overcome their addiction and past trauma from a First Nation perspective.

Our Approach

The SHWC Centre is an 18 bed, residential service that offers a 42-day program for those requiring specialized addictions treatment. The program embraces a holistic approach that considers the individual’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs through individual and group counseling.

The SHWC Centre offers a safe and structured environment for its clients in addition to educational and therapeutic services. The program encompasses psychoeducational, therapeutic and recreational groups with individual follow-up available based on client need. The overall goal of the program is to help clients reduce the risk of relapse while managing their recovery through achieving healthy, balanced lifestyles.
The SHWC Centre is staffed with a multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, addiction support workers, mental health worker, as well as non-clinical support staff.

Our Program Consists of the Following Themes

Week 1: Trust Building
Week 2: Awareness
Week 3: Courage
Week 4: Honesty
Week 5: Love
Week 6: Wisdom

Our Board Members

Our History


Saulteaux Healing & Wellness Centre Inc. (SHWC) was originally located in the Kamsack Union Hospital as an Inpatient substance free Treatment Centre in the 1970’s. It later became an outpatient treatment centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Topics
  • Abandonment
  • Addictive Brain
  • Anger Management
  • Alcohol & Its Effects
  • Boundaries/Personal
  • Co-dependency
  • Change Process
  • Choices
  • Communication
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs/Street Drugs
  • Dynamics of Separation Lifes Journey
  • Forgiveness
  • Loss and Grief
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Lateral Violenc
  • Life Skills
  • Mapping Community Resources
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings
  • Methadone & It’s effects
  • Natural Law/Life-Givers
  • Parenting
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Psycho-Dramatic Bodywork
  • Trust & Confidentiality Traditional
  • Parenting Trauma & Addiction Triggers
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • What is Addiction
  • Medicine Wheel Case Plan
  • Structure & Non-Structure Society
  • Family Roles
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Effects of Drugs
  • Self-esteem
Cultural Activities
  • Smudge/ Prayer Ceremony
    Traditional Teachings
  • Sweetgrass Teachings
  • Traditional Tea picking
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • Traditional Parenting
  • Sage Teachings
Admission Requirements

Saulteaux Healing and Wellness Treatment Centre Inc. is NOT medically equipped facility; therefore, we CANNOT accept applications with behaviors that require psychiatric help (i.e; schizophrenia, bi-polar, personality disorders or prescribed anti-psychotic medication, suboxone, methadone). Clients must be free from psychiatric conditions.

1.Clients need to be Referred by NNADAP, Mental Health Worker or Appropriate Referral Agent. 2.Clients need their Covid-19 test results 2 weeks prior to Intake.
3.Clients must be detoxed at least 7
10 days prior to attending.
4. Must have a valid Provincial Health Card

5. Must be 18 years and older.

6. Application package must be fully completed including the medical forms are to be completed by a doctor or medical practitioner.

7.Applicants must not have and legal and/ or medical appointments or court appearances while attending the SHWC treatment program.

8.Couples are not admitted into the same six-week program.
9.Comfort allowance must be arranged prior to admission.
10.Clients who incarcerated must be discharged a minimum of 30 days prior to the date they are applying for entrance into

treatment. No court appearances allowed during the 6-week treatment program.
Clients must bring their prescribed medication in a bubble or blister pack. *ensure (42 DAY SUPPLY)


1. Be prepared to follow a structured environment
2. The 1
st week of treatment is BLACK-OUT-WEEK.
3. Bring appropriate clothes that is reflective of the season (see the Rules & Regulations). 4. Arrange for comfort allowance prior to attending the SHWC treatment program.
6. Participation is expected every day for six weeks.
7. Treatment is not a holiday
it is YOUR workday.
8. All medical and dental appointments should be taken care of prior to attending treatment.

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Intake Dates



January 9February 10

February 20March31

April 10May 19

May29July 7

July31September 8

September18November 3

November 13December 15

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