Our hardworking health representatives are responsible for distributing services and programs that target the needs of our community. If you are looking for assistance on a healthcare matter, reach out to one of our many workers who will guide you to an appropriate service, or provide you with helpful information.


Our community wellness services work together to help build and maintain a mentally, physically, and spiritually strong community. Contact our wellness workers to find out more about how you can get involved in the many programs and health services we have to offer.


Debbie Bouchard

Ida Wanakamik

Linda Goodchild

Community Health Representative

Debbie grew up in Nipigon, Ontario and moved to Pays Plat First Nation where she married and started her family. Her diploma in Native Community Care and Development has led her to many different positions in the community. For the last 16 years, Debbie has been working as a Community Health Representative to provide education for members on safe health practices and proper utilization of available healthcare services.

By working in conjunction with other health programs in the community, she can assist the community in identifying its health care needs. The programming run by the CHR supports community members and provides the best health information and resources available.

Community Wellness Worker


Program Event Coordinator

Linda has been Pays Plat First Nation’s Program Events Coordinator for 15 years. Previously, she worked as a personal support worker assisting Elders with in-home care for 3 years.

Now, Linda’s role is to facilitate  programs for all stages of community members from  children to Elders. She provides healthy snacks and breakfast programs to students,  monthly cooking nights, as well as bingo and card games that promote community involvement and engagement.


We work hard to be able to provide the necessary support you and your family can rely on. From early childhood growth and development to adulthood and parenting, we can be there for you. Our health workers and program coordinators can help answer any questions you have about the many services we offer.

Raymond Goodchild

Kaiya Morriseau-Ferguson

Community Health Representative

Raymond was born in Nipigon, Ontario, and moved to Pays Plat where he raised his family. After receiving his Social Services diploma, he spent 34 years working in the field of social services, and spent time as a Family Support Worker beginning in 1994.

Since 2008 Raymond has been involved in the political leadership of Pays Plat First Nation. Raymond spent 2 years as Chief and is currently one of three councillors.

Community Wellness Worker

Kaiya has called Pays Plat First Nation her home for 23 years. She pursued post secondary education in Thunder Bay where she graduated from both the Child and Youth Worker (CYW) program at Confederation College and the Honours Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW) at Lakehead University.

Kaiya has been the Family Well-Being Program Coordinator since 2017 and offers Community-Based Programming and Safe Spaces for community members while building upon the pre-existing strengths and skills within the community. Other supports she provides includes connecting members to existing community services, coordinating family wellness plans, and collaborating with other outside professionals to ensure all community needs are met.

Claudette Morriseau

Claire Auger

Child & Family Services Coordinator

Claudette coordinates the programs and workshops offered by Child & Family Services for Pays Plat First Nation. She assists with the facilitation of culturally relevant and educational services that provide families and individuals with opportunities to strengthen their self-awareness and outlook on life.

Part of Claudette’s role is to develop supports for the community’s children and youth. The programs she assists with stress the importance of passing down traditional values and teachings, and aim to increase the well-being of the younger and future generations.

Early Childhood Coordinator



On-site Nurses

The nursing station is open to members in need of healthcare assistance. Our on-site nurses can help you with immediate care, as well as provide direction for alternative or advanced care.


Pays Plat First Nation

10 Central Place

Pays Plat, ON

P0T 3C0

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