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Wiichihiiwewin Centre

The Wiichihiiwewin Centre is located in the Cree Nation of Waskaganish and serves Cree communities throughout Northern Quebec. Services include counseling, support, and monthly programs for all ages. Services and programs are free to clients and participants. 

The Centre identifies existing problems and gaps in service to members of the Cree community and provides possible solutions. We have professionals who are long-time members of the community care and have a real desire to help people of the Cree community. We stay current with practices and procedures that are best practices for clients of all ages and ability levels. Our programs include individual, small group, and large group sessions.

The Centre’s Goals

to provide a much needed, Centre-based, resource for the members of the Cree community in the area of social service and healing support

to bring a foundational approach that values and respects the dignity of all people, through an emphasis on Person-Centered Therapy, Family Therapy, and other integrative approaches

to bring a foundational approach that values and respects the dignity of all people, through an emphasis on Person-Centered Therapy, Family Therapy, and other integrative approaches

to consistently provide a healing process/plan for individual clients and families

History

The Wiichihiiwewin Centre of Waskaganish, Inc. began with a deep commitment made by Dave and Greta Cheechoo. Residents of Waskaganish, they are well-known for their contributions in social service and mental health throughout Cree First Nation communities surrounding the James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada. Both have been active in projects and services providing counselling, workshops and group programs to all who were in need, and always doing that for free. 

Their efforts were based for years out of their home, where no one was turned away whether they were hungry, confused, grieving, or otherwise hurting. The Centre grew from their desire to expand much needed services for people throughout the Cree Nation. In 2017, their dream began to take shape through a series of planning sessions and support that eventually lead to the non-profit incorporation of the Wiichihiiwewin Centre of Waskaganish, Inc. (WWC) in 2018 and later Wiichihiiwewin Registered Charity in 2021.

Dave Cheechoo Defeating an Addiction
A Sampling of Ongoing WWC Services and Activities Visiting Counselor Session Topics – “Fathering Workshop”; “Men’s Workshop”; “Marriage Counseling and
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18 Nottaway Street
Rupert House, QC
J0M 1R0


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