Mno-zhi-yaawgamig, the Pic River First Nation Health Centre, is a federally funded, community based program that focuses mainly on health promotion and prevention strategies. The mandate includes the operation, management and implementation of health programming within the community.


Biigtigong Nishnaabeg will operate from an Anishnaabe world view to promote a prosperous community that is healthy and safe. Programs and services will be grounded in language, culture and connection to the land, honouring our link to the ancestors and future generations.


Mno-Zhi-Yaawgamig provides holistic health care in a welcoming environment that is culturally safe for everyone on their pathway to healing and wellness.


Respect: Meeting people where they are at in their journey to wellness. Respecting cultural safety and community values.

Accountability: We are accountable to community, funders and to our team.

Gratitude and appreciation: We a grateful and appreciate each team member for what they can accomplish in the community and for how they create a safe environment for all.

Creativity: We think outside the box to find solutions while helping individuals and families to find their spirit.

Compassion: We have compassion through our work, with the community and each other.

Integrity: Doing what we say we will do. Living up to the values of Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaawgamig

Ethics and Safety: We follow a code of ethics. Cultural and client safety is integrated in all we do.

Trust: We trust that we all have knowledge, expertise and ability to work towards common goals to help and support the community

We are all connected: Our teams, other departments and community.


Staff Listing

Acting Health Director
Melodie Touchette

Community Health Nurse
Natasha Armstrong

Reception & NIHB Processing
Jocelyn Goodchild
Amanda Fischer

Medical Transportation
Howard Desmoulin & Gabe Constantine

Diabetes Prevention
Tammi Shaw

Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)
Andrea Blakie (Dental Hygienist)
Debbie Crosson (COHI Assistant)

Accreditation Coordinator & Communication Officer
Andrea Blakie


Home & Community Care Coordinator
Vanessa Nabigon

Acting Home Visiting Nurse
Marie McGuirk

Personal Support Worker
Bandy Courchene

Home Support Worker
Cheryl Twance
Alex Theriault

Community Wellness Driver & Food Security
Doug Turner

NIHB Navigator/Privacy & Security Officer
Erin Rousselle