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


Please check this section for up to date information on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the steps that the GIzhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is taking to serve our clients and communities at this trying time.  Please click on the links below for external communications from Shanna Weir, Executive Director of the Health Access Centre.


External Communication #1 - 16 March 2020

 External Communication #2 - 18 March 2020

 External Communication #3 - 19 March 2020

External Communication #4 - 15 April 2020

External Communication #5 - 19 May 2020


For more accurate, up to date information on the COVID-19 Pandemic, please check the following websites:

 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care COVID 19 Site

Northwestern Health Unit

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Public Health Ontario

Health Canada

COVID-19 Transmission



 The Access Centre will be closed Wednesday, July 1, 2020 for Canada Day. 

 We will be open for normal hours Thursday, July 2, 2020


The GHAC March newsletter is out! 

Click on the link below to see what is happening at the Access Centre in March.



Watch our video to learn more about the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

GHAC Promotional Video


If you are interested on what a nurse practitioner can do for you, click on the link below.

Nurse Practitioners



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.