Ka-Na-Chi-Hih was initiated by Nishnawbe Aski Nation in 1996 and in January of 1997, admitted their first client. At that time, the program was situated at Smith Clinic and because of the need for more space, was relocated to the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital (LPH) in March of the same year. The vision for Ka-Na-Chi-Hih at this time was to find a location that would be suitable and accessible to resources for the care and safety of its clients. It was not until August of 2004, that a place was strategically located in the city and purchased. Extensive renovations were required and completed in April of 2005. The vision of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih became a reality when our first client arrived at the new Centre on 1700 Dease Street in May of 2005.
Philosophy of Treatment
Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Treatment Centre believes in the continuum of holistic care which embraces traditional and contemporary teachings, skills and values which benefit those receiving and giving care.
We believe in holistic health and that all individuals have the right to all the basic requirements of like which we hold scared.
We believe and respect the beliefs, values, culture, and spirituality of all individuals.
We believe that each individual is worthy of respect, freedom and choice.
We believe that each individual seeking self-awareness and personal growth has the right to enhance his/her abilities and skills, which enables them to function at their optimal level of health.
We believe that each individual seeking healing at the Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Treatment Centre has the right to the programs and services, which ensure nurturing, support and empowerment to begin the journey to wellness of body, heart, mind, and spirit.