Services for first nations

We offer health and social services tailored to the needs of First Nations people living in the Outaouais region.

Services for First Nations are customized to respect Native culture and the specific needs of each community. They are offered to Algonquin communities on reserves (in accordance with the agreement between the CISSS de l’Outaouais, the Band Council, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Health Canada), as well as to Natives living off reserve.

The Kitigan Zibi First Nations community offers its own health and social services. Only exclusive decisions under article 32 of the Youth Protection Act are made by Director of Youth Protection (DYP) staff, in collaboration with a Kitigan Zibi social services worker. 

The Barriere Lake First Nations Community is served under an agreement between the CISSS de l’Outaouais and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

How do I access the services?

Kitigan Zibi First Nations Community

Contact the Kitigan Zibi Health Center:
8 Kikinamage Mikan
Maniwaki, Quebec  J9E 3B4
Tel.: 819 449-5593
1 866 660-5593 (toll-free)

Barrière Lake First Nations Community 

  • For health services:
    Contact the Barrière Lake Health Centre at 819 435-2100
  • For youth protection and home support services:
    Contact the CISSS de l’Outaouais at 819 449-4880 or at 1 888 449-4880 (toll-free). Requests should also be sent to Tony Wawatie, director general, at 819 435-2181.

Off-reserve Natives 

  • Contact the CISSS de l’Outaouais at 819 449-4880

What should I expect?

You will be coached and supported by professionals who fully understand the needs of the Native clientele. Several of the professionals are members of First Nations. All professionals working with First Nations receive training that is tailored to respect Algonquin culture.

Where and when are services provided?

Services are generally provided in the community or in the different CISSS de l’Outaouais facilities located in Maniwaki.