Cultural Wellness

Traditional Healing: Jake Ago Neh

Mon, September 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 8, 2019; April 9, 2019; April 10, 2019; April 11, 2019; April 12, 2019; May 13, 2019; May 14, 2019; May 15, 2019; May 16, 2019; May 27, 2019; May 28, 2019; May 29, 2019; June 10, 2019; June 11, 2019; June 12, 2019; July 15, 2019; July 16, 2019; July 17, 2019; July 18, 2019; July 22, 2019; July 23, 2019; July 24, 2019; July 25, 2019; August 5, 2019; August 6, 2019; August 7, 2019; August 8, 2019; September 2, 2019; September 3, 2019; September 4, 2019; September 5, 2019; September 23, 2019; September 24, 2019; September 25, 2019; October 7, 2019; October 8, 2019; October 9, 2019; October 10, 2019; September 26, 2019

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Indigenous approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs. 

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 rue King
local10, Midland
Ontario L4R 0B7 Canada

Drumming Circle

Mon, September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weekly on Monday, forever

Join us for a peer-led drumming circle that teaches participants how to play the hand drum while singing Indigenous songs. No need to register, simply drop-in!

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Kin-Nod-Mo-Win Diabetes Foot Care

Tue, September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Weekly on Tuesday until March 31, 2020

Regular foot care significantly improves comfort, mobility and the general health of your feet. This is particularly important for people with diabetes because regular foot care can prevent problems and assist in early identification and care if problems do occur.

Our Kin-Nod-Mo-Win Foot Care Services include:

  • Foot care assessment
  • Nail cutting and filing
  • Care of ingrown toe nails
  • Corn and callus care
  • Education on foot hygiene and proper footwear
  • Diabetic foot care education

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Ojibwe Language Drop-In Program

Wed, September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday, forever
(June 12, 2019)

This weekly drop-in program provides a safe space for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals to come together in the spirit of learning. Participants will explore the Ojibwe language at a beginner level with a focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, building simple sentences, and the cultural importance of the language. Everyone is welcome to attend (children under 13 must be accompanied by their guardian).

Notice: This program will NOT be running on August 21st and 28th and will resume on Wednesday September 4th.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Massage Therapy

Fri, September 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 26, 2019; May 3, 2019; May 17, 2019; June 7, 2019; June 21, 2019; July 12, 2019; July 26, 2019; August 2, 2019; August 16, 2019; September 13, 2019; September 27, 2019; October 11, 2019; October 25, 2019; November 15, 2019; November 29, 2019; December 6, 2019; December 20, 2019

Chigamik is offering 45-minute massage therapy sessions with Registered Massage Therapist, Charmaine Whitman. Massage therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body. Sessions are provided at no cost. Please notify the massage therapist if you have a pre-existing health condition. For more information about Charmaine Whitman, click here.

*Note: funding for this service is provided under Chigamik’s Kin-Nod-Mo-Win Program. Appointments are open to those who self-identify as First Nation, Metis or Inuit and are provided at no cost

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Healing: Pauline Shirt

Mon, September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 1, 2019; April 2, 2019; April 3, 2019; June 17, 2019; June 18, 2019; June 19, 2019; August 26, 2019; August 27, 2019; August 28, 2019; August 29, 2019; September 30, 2019; October 1, 2019; October 2, 2019; October 3, 2019

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Aboriginal approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs. 

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King St #10 Midland ON L4R 0B7 Canada

Youth Beading Circle

Tue, October 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every other week on Tuesday until October 29, 2019

Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join Chigamik’s creative beading circle located at the North Simcoe Youth Hub! Participants can work at their own pace while learning the basics of beading to create a unique piece of art. *Refreshments and snacks are provided at no cost

North Simcoe Youth Hub: HERO Centre
334 King Street
Midland ON

Corn Moon Medicines

Thu, October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

During this workshop Grandmother Pauline Shirt will share teachings about the 13 moons including the Fall Equinox, four sacred food teachings and preparing a feast. *Participants are invited to bring/prepare foods from their garden and join in the potluck lunch during this workshop. Please label your dish.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Sweat Lodge

Wed, October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Medicine Man, Jake Agoneh, for a purification ceremony for individuals (all gender) seeking healing through cleansing as a part of their journey towards health and well-being in a respectful, nurturing and inclusive environment. Please wear sweat lodge attire and bring tobacco.

Please call Brian George, Indigenous Cultural Program Coordinator to register at 705-527-4154 x204.

83 Balm Beach Road
Perkinsfield

Traditional Healing: Pam Tremblay-Hayes

Tue, October 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
March 13, 2019; March 14, 2019; March 15, 2019; March 12, 2019; March 11, 2019; May 6, 2019; May 7, 2019; May 8, 2019; May 9, 2019; July 8, 2019; July 9, 2019; July 10, 2019; September 9, 2019; September 10, 2019; September 11, 2019; September 12, 2019; July 11, 2019; October 15, 2019; October 16, 2019; October 17, 2019; October 18, 2019

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Aboriginal approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional holistic healing needs.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King St #10 Midland ON L4R 0B7

After Baby Group

Tue, October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekly on Tuesday until November 26, 2019

This 7-week support group is for new moms who are experiencing mood changes after having a baby and is facilitated by Chigamik’s Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Worker. The group provides a safe space to meet other new parents who are also experiencing mood changes and creates a circle of support. The group will discuss coping and self-care strategies including:

  • Education surrounding the various mood disorders, exploring the signs and symptoms
  • Understanding imbalances through the use of the medicine wheel and support in developing a wellness framework
  • Development of a wellness model to further support your relationships and assist in coping through difficult emotions
  • Development of coping strategies and self-care strategies and understanding of the importance of self-care

*Possible child minding available for walking children (toddlers), parents may bring babes in arms.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Healing: Joanne Jackson

Mon, October 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
September 17, 2019; October 21, 2019; October 22, 2019; October 23, 2019; October 24, 2019

Honoured Traditional Healers use traditional Indigenous approaches to bring about wellness for individuals and/or groups with mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wholistic healing needs. 

*Please note that it is customary to give a gift of tobacco to the Healers at each visit. To learn more please contact Brian George, Indigenous Cultural Program Coordinator at: 705.527.4154 x204. To schedule an appointment, please contact 705.527.4154 x252. 

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Traditional Massage Workshop

Tue, November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Métis Healer Pamela Tremblay-Hayes in a practical, hands-on Traditional Massage experience. Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to confidently conduct a basic neck, arm and hand massage to family members. Traditional bodywork techniques to help reduce stress, general aches and anxiety will also be shown. Participants will be paired while practicing massage techniques on each other. *A short sleeve shirt must be worn.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON

Winter Solstice Ceremony

Thu, December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Elder and honoured Traditional Healer, Pauline Shirt in a Winter Solstice ceremony. The day will begin with a lunch followed by a two hour solstice ceremony.

*Please note: Women must wear a long skirt to attend the ceremony

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
845 King Street
Midland ON