Welcome to the Gizhewaadiziwin Access Centre

The Gizhewaadiziwin Access Centre is a community based, Aboriginal controlled, Primary Care service that combines western curative care with traditional Ojibway healing philosophies and practices. The Access Centre provides clinical, social, health promotion and preventive services, as well as, access to traditional Ojibway healers.

The Gizhewaadiziwin Access Centre, located in the heart of the Fort Frances Tribal Area and the Rainy River District, is the result of a unique partnership between area First Nations, the United Native Friendship Centre and the Sunset Country Metis.

GHAC Building



The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre will be closed on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 for the Christmas holidays.  

We will re-open for normal business hours on Monday, January 4, 2016.


The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is happy to announce that we have completed our first monthly newsletter!  

We will be distributing a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date on what is happening at the Access Centre.  You can read November's newsletter by clicking on the link below.




The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Education Program is partnering with the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre to host a free DVD screening of "Milk" on November 19, from 10:00-12:00.

For mor information, please click on the link below.

"Milk" Movie Screening


November is Diabetes Awareness Month!


On Saturday, November 14, the Health Education Program will be sponsoring a 1k and 5k Dash-4-Diabetes Trail Walk or Run at the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Trails.

A hot meal and giveaways will be provided after the run.  There is no fee for this event, but donations to the NorthwestHealthLine.ca are greatly appreciated. To register for this event,or for more information, please click on the appropriate link below.

Dash-4-Diabetes On-Line Registration Form

Dash-4-Diabetes Poster





2015 Aboriginal Health Access Centres Report

GHAC Client Experience Survey
We are currently conducting a Client Experience Survey to better meet the needs of our clients. All Information is provided voluntarily and will remain confidential.