Mission Statement

The Enyonkwa’nikonhriyo:hake Program will build safety, encourage and promote wellness through practicing: peace, inclusiveness and respect, inspired by our cultural beliefs, values and teachings.


To Access The Program:

Please call:

Phone: 613-967-0122
Fax: 613-962-4210

The Good Minds Program ensures that MBQ is able to deliver counselling services, youth programming, circles (groups), grief recovery, ceremonies, elder support, addictions counselling, Child & Youth Wellness and NNADAP prevention programming. Our goal is to build linkages and relationships with on and off Territory agencies to provide services of utmost quality.


Functions and Activities

  • One-to-one counseling (child, youth, adult)
  • Grief Recovery, one-on-one and circles (groups)
  • Elder visits and support
  • Moon Ceremony
  • Fasting Camps (Spring and Fall)
  • Sweat Lodge
  • Ceremonies and teachings
  • Addictions prevention, promotion and follow-up
  • Referrals
  • Trauma counseling
  • Youth programming
  • Youth at risk supports
  • Speaking engagements
  • Community workshops/events

Service Descriptions

Provides holistic services through the following program areas:

  1. Good Minds – Oversees the programs to ensure the services being provided are offered in a holistic manner that best suit the needs of our community, provides counseling, cultural activities and supports. We are building our capacity to better meet the needs of the community.
  2. Traditional Community Wellness Program – Provides counseling services to Tyendinaga Mohawk community members on or off Territory, or, any Indigenous person requesting services. This is done through one-on-one counseling, circles, grief recovery, workshops and information sessions.
  3. National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) – Provides prevention, intervention, aftercare and follow-up services. To increase community awareness regarding the negative effects of alcohol, drugs and solvent abuse. This is done through speaking engagements at schools, workshops, and community based activities. Teaching our youth a healthier lifestyle, because they are our future. Doing one-on-one counseling, circles, grief recovery, workshops, and information sessions.
  4. Youth Program – Overall purpose is to improve the wellbeing of and access to culturally appropriate, holistic and community directed good minds, child development and recreational activities at the community level.
  5. Child & Youth Wellness Program – The primary focus of the Child & Youth Wellness Team is to ensure that all First Nations children and youth, up to the age of 18, receive the required supports and holistic care via counselling and referrals to increase their overall wellbeing.


Programs & Services

Traditional Community Wellness Program

The purpose of the Traditional Community Wellness Program is to provide counseling services to Tyendinaga Mohawk Community members on or off Territory, and any Indigenous person requesting services.

Our goal is to assist community members in understanding and processing feelings as well as take ownership of their feelings, teachings of the unburdening process, the effects of trauma and the impacts of residential schools and family violence.

We will support each individual as they journey through the healing process. We believe in supporting the whole human being emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.


We offer circle (groups), an unburdening process, organize and offer ceremonies, organize community workshops and/or information sessions as well as speaking engagements.

  • Provide one-on-one counseling sessions, circles (groups) such as grief recovery, women’s, men’s, healing, talking, sharing, etc.
  • Organize and offer ceremonies – these can vary and are offered throughout the year.
  • Fasting camps are held 2 times a year (Spring/Fall)
  • Moon Ceremony is held every month
  • Sweats at various times throughout the year, as requested
  • Organize community workshops and/or information sessions as well as speaking engagements. We speak on a variety of topics from cross-cultural training, family violence, trauma, lateral violence etc.
  • Advocacy and referrals to appropriate services

Youth Program

Our youth programs provide culturally appropriate activities at the community level to help create healthy families and community environments in which community members and children can thrive. We hold theme dances, educate on Mohawk culture, sports, workshops such as self-esteem, identity and land skills and other ongoing activities dedicated to youth. We have a drop in centre located in the Youth Centre at the Karonhyak’tatye Sports Complex. We also fund before and after school programs.


  • Increase the awareness in using the good mind, child development and healthy habits.
  • Role model healthy lifestyles and healthy relationships
  • Provide circles such as grief recovery, girls circle & boys circle
  • Support community development and provide opportunity for communities to find their own solutions to the health and development needs of children, youth, family and community.
  • Support optimal health and social development

The program provides Youth Groups at the Youth Centre on the following nights:

  • Ages 6-8 yrs Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Ages 13 yrs+ Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Ages 9-12 yrs Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m.

** NEW Youth Group Registration Process (form)

Need to complete your community hours or would like to volunteer in our community?

National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

NNADAP provides prevention, intervention, aftercare and follow-up services. Prevention strategies conducted by the program provide culturally appropriate programming to educate and create awareness about addictions and addiction-free lifestyles.

Intervention strategies provide assessments and referrals to treatment centres, preparation of clients for entry to treatment centres or rehabilitation treatment programs. Strategies also include short-term counseling in crisis situations and out-patient counseling services.

Aftercare and follow up services also provide support to clients returning home or to their community from treatment and provide ongoing client care.



  • Reduce the incidence of alcohol and drugs
  • Build capacity to develop and deliver culturally appropriate community based addictions programs and services.
  • Increase awareness and understanding concerning alcohol and drugs to the community at large.
  • To promote a holistic approach to deal with healing and wellness.
  • To provide support circles, one-on-one counseling, workshops, education sessions etc.
  • Strengthen relationships between community-based programs
  • Provide support to individuals and family post-treatment
  • Provide short-term counseling to address crisis and outpatient counseling services.

Children's Mental Health Program

The primary focus of the Child & Youth Wellness Team is to ensure that all First Nations children and youth, up to the age of 18, receive the supports and holistic care necessary to increase their wellbeing. Our area covers First Nation Children and Youth in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Hastings and Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Leeds & Grenville and Lanark Counties.

The program will provide culturally appropriate programs to educate, create awareness, and increase supports.

Services may include:

Art Therapy & Sand Therapy
Natural World Connections
Building Resilience
Girl Power (Empowers pre-adolescent girls’ sense of self)
Boy Power (Empowers pre-adolescent boys’ sense of self)
Brief intervention
Crisis intervention
Holistic unburdening & healing methods
Alternative methods of healing
Grief Edu-Therapy
Other supports and services that are culturally appropriate.

The program provides Youth Drop-in Virtually:

Ages 6-11 yrs Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Ages 12-18 yrs Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

To Register please call 613-967-0122 ext. 157