My name is Yvonne Abitong, I joined the Mental Health and Addictions team at the Sagamok Community Wellness Department as an Addiction Counsellor 3 years ago. A year and half into my role I was given the opportunity to service our community as my current role; Mental Health and Addiction Intake Worker. My role with intake is to interview the client on their needs and wants in MHA also to offer and/or explain how the MHA department can connect to outside organizations as needed. August 4th will be three years joining this team. I have learned so much in this position and the knowledge and wisdom that I can share with my community – empathy, build personal and team resilience and give people the tools to understand how to help and support themselves and others. I graduated from the Community and Justice Program at Cambrian College in 2020.
I have taken the following training: MHFA
I am certificated in:
Z’gamok Enterprises Inc. is a corporation 100% owned by the Sagamok Anishnawbek. It is mandated to maximize the economic development opportunities of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation within its traditional lands and within the Northern Ontario region in the resource sector and in services related to construction and resource development.