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Wequedong Lodge of Thunder Bay received its charitable, non-profit status in 1984, and operations commenced the following year. The mandate of Wequedong Lodge is to provide accommodations, including meals, translation, transportation and referral services to First Nations (on and off reserve), Metis and Inuit clients accessing medical care in Thunder Bay. Wequedong Lodge has qualified and experienced employees who deliver services on a twenty-four hour basis.
Wequedong Lodge is centrally located and is easily accessible to hospitals, clinics and transportation depots. Wequedong Lodge is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Financial and program accountability is provided by employees hired by management and the Board of Directors. Communication and working relationships have been developed between Wequedong Lodge and Northwestern Ontario communities, nursing stations, physicians, health authorities and hospitals. Wequedong Lodge has developed a dependable reputation in providing a safe and secure environment for clients as well as a drug and alcohol free environment. Wequedong Lodge has also gained an adequate understanding of health care needs of First Nations (on and off reserve), Metis and Inuit clients. (Metis will be afforded a preferred client rate equal to one half of the current overnight charge per client). Wequedong Lodge's main goal is to continue to meet the needs of Aboriginal people.
Wequedong Lodge is dedicated to ensuring a safe, comfortable and culturally appropriate environment for its clientele.
The vision of Wequedong Lodge is to operate and maintain a multi-purpose, handicap accessible facility, which would offer, in addition to transportation and accommodations, a full range of programs and services (holistic and traditional health, long term and supportive housing, prenatal and palliative care) to eligible Aboriginal clientele.