Support Services

Pickle Lake Best Start Hub

Watch for the next time the Best Start Hub is open!

For more information regarding the Best Start Program itself, please visit: Best Start Hubs

The Pickle Lake Dental Clinic

Under an agreement between the Northwestern Health Unit, the Corporation of the Township of Pickle Lake, and an area dentist, we now have local dental service for both adults and children, on an occasional basis.

Watch for further information!

Phone: 1-807-928-2047

The Northwestern Health Unit

Community Health Nurses from the Northwestern Health Unit in Sioux Lookout visit the community of Pickle Lake’s Northwestern Health Unit Office, located in the Clinic Building, on a regular basis.

While visiting, the nurses set up appointments with new moms for booster shots, and help ensure that babies’ immunizations are kept up to date, among other services offered.

Watch for the dates of the next visit to Pickle Lake of the Northwestern Health Unit’s Health Nurse!

For more information or to make an appointment, call:

Kim in Dryden at 1-807-223-3301, ext 3514

When Nurse is in Pickle Lake, call:

Pickle Lake’s NWHU office for appt. 1-807-928-2234

Other programs are always in the works, so watch our website for updates and notices regarding any up-coming visits of the Health Nurses!

Ontario Works

Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need. It offers two types of assistance:

  1. Financial assistance, including:
    1. income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
    2. health benefits for clients and their families
  2. Employment assistance to help clients find, prepare for and keep a job. This assistance may include:
    1. workshops on resume writing and interviewing
    2. job counseling
    3. job-specific training
    4. access to basic education, so clients can finish high school or improve their language skills

In most cases, a client must agree to participate in employment assistance activities in order to receive financial assistance.

Emergency assistance is also available to people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (e.g. people who have lost their homes, are leaving an abusive relationship and/or are worried about their safety).

For more information or to make an appointment, call:

Cheryl Wong: 1-807-934-6673

Counselling & Addiction Services

Meno Ya Win Health Centre: Community Counselling and Addiction Services Department

A Councillor from the Sioux Lookout Office visits Pickle Lake on an occasional basis. To book an appointment with a Councillor, please call:


ConnexOntario: Discover Mental Health, Addiction, and Problem Gambling Services

Helping Ontarians discover mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in the province.


Did you know that you can call 211 when you don’t know where to turn? 211 helps people find the right community and social services. It’s free, and confidential. Talk to a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Ontario One Call

Planning outdoor work? Call before you dig.

Underground networks of services, including power lines and telephone lines, might be buried on your property. Accidentally hitting one can cause injury, property damage and inconvenient outages. Plan before you dig.

If you are planning to put in fence posts, plant a tree, excavate for a pool, deck or a new addition then please call to have the service lines located.

For local information, especially regarding underground water and sewer lines, please contact the Corporation of the Township of Pickle Lake’s local Township Office at 1-807-928-2034.

Call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 to regarding telephone and hydro lines. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call five full business days before you dig.

It’s the Law.

Having your utilities located before you dig is required by law under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (see Construction Projects 228).

For additional important information, please go to the website: Ontario One Call.

Patricia Area Community Endeavors

Get Expert Help from our PACE Mentors
The business Mentorship program directly supports entrepreneurs and small business owners by sharing their knowledge and experience, provides support, and assist participants as they network and build their business.

The mentorship program aims to match incubator participants and mentees to Mentors in areas of needed growth, field of work. Mentors aid in the informal transmission of knowledge, including networking events and share information about professional development opportunities.

Patricia Area Community Endeavors – Mentorship

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