In 2019 and 2020, the communities came together to create a collective vision of "Payahtakenemowin" (peace of mind) for the Shibogama Communities..

Collective Vision Statement:
"We are strong, healthy people who respect and support all creation according to the teachings of our Elders."

Our Shared Values, Principles and Codes of Behaviour That Guide Us:

"Payahtakenemowin" is the word that the communities gave to the Shibogama First Nations Council's original crisis and mental health program. Since that time the Payahtakenemowin Wellness Program has grown to a mental wellness program for the Shibogama communities that includes in-community services, a youth mental wellness program in Sioux Lookout and the crisis response program.

The Three Teams of the PAYAHTAKENEMOWIN PROGRAM are:

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Payahtakenemowin Staff

Colleen Berry

Youth Well-Being Team Lead Send message


Youth Mental Wellness Counsellor

Eric Anderson

Land Base Program CoordinatorSend message

Leah Sainnawap

Land Based Programming Facilitator

Tana Meekis

Youth Outreach WorkerSend message

Carla Vinczeffy-Rose

Expressive Arts Psychotherapist Send message

Corinne Fox

Mental Wellness CounsellorSend message

Elizabeth Beardy

Mental Wellness Counsellor Send message

Howard Owen

Mental Wellness CounsellorSend message

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Payahtakenemowin News

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - January 17,18 & 19, 2023

Published: 11/23/2022

The Crisis Prevention Institute’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, 2nd Edition Training is coming to Thunder Bay, ON at the Delta Hotel. January 17,18,19, 2023

Shibogama Health Services Newsletter

Published: 09/27/2023

Wacheya! We're excited to announce the launch of our quarterly Shibogama Health Services Newsletter!

Virtual Series Grand Prize Winner

Published: 04/06/2022