In October 1, 2006
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation received a license to operate a 5 bed co-ed,
Treatment Home located on the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation. The AOK Treatment
Home now known as Kinoondidaa’gamig (A place of talking) provides Anishnaabe children, 12 -18 years of age the opportunity
to live in a First Nation’s community while receiving mental health treatment, and is licensed by the Ministry of Children
and Youth Services.
was developed to provide an alternative to the practise of sending First Nation Children off Manitoulin Island for placement
and was the 1st, First
Nation Treatment Home in Ontario to be opened, operated and located on reserve.
provides children and families the opportunity to remain connected with each other, with their communities and culture and
enhances the continuum of residential services available to First Nation children across the Province. The Treatment Home
is not a long term residence for the youth but is a service that is provided to address mental health needs that cannot be
meant in other regular Group or Foster Home settings.