The Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to operate the Miikanaake Aboriginal Community Justice Program.
The Miikanaake Aboriginal Community Justice Program is a pre- and post-charge diversion program developed to address the justice needs of the Aboriginal population within Simcoe County. The goal of the Program is to reduce the number of Aboriginal youth and adults in contact with the justice system by providing culturally appropriate justice services, in partnership with justice stakeholders and Aboriginal community partners. A Community Council, representing a cross-section of Simcoe County's Aboriginal community also supports the Program. Council members hold Justice Circles for individuals diverted to the Program, in order to address the root causes of offending behaviour and determine a plan for that individual to reintegrate into the community in a positive way. Located in Simcoe County, the Program serves the urban areas of Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Bradford and Collingwood.