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459 Victoria Avenue West
Thunder Bay, ON. P7C 0A4
Phone: (807) 625-1555
Fax: (807) 623-0431

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Dilico Day Treatment Centre

The Dilico Day Treatment Centre provides children's mental health services for Native students who have difficulty functioning in a regular school setting because of social, emotional and/or behavioural concerns. The Day Treatment Centre strives through all available resources for an atmosphere that is comfortable, appropriate and respectful to the cultures that may represent its clientele.

The Day Treatment program operates under the Child & Family Services Act - Child & Family Intervention, Mental Health Act, Young Offenders Act and Section # 23 of the Education Act Regulations.


The Day Treatment Centre is a non-residential treatment facility for Elementary School aged, Native children who are exhibiting behavioral problems within their community. This educational program is staffed by 2 full time teachers and runs from September to June of each year. The children attend the program from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch and transportation are provided by the agency. Therapy and education are integrated throughout the day.

Programming consists of five essential components:

* Academic Programming
* Feelings and Anger Management
* Social /Life Skills
* Problem Solving, Choices & Decision Making
* Native Cultural Teachings
* Victim Empathy

Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services has adopted a holistic approach that embraces the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. The Seven Native Teachings of Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth are taught along with the Tribes' teachings that encourage unity and inclusion. An integrated continuum of service is designed to complement the strengths, values and traditions of individuals, families and communities to strive to achieve a balance and well-being within the native environment.

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