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Anishinabe Spiritual Centre

The Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, Wasseaandimikaaning, a facility owned and operated by the Jesuit Fathers of the English Canadian province, is a retreat, conference, ministry formation Centre based just outside the town of Espanola, Ontario. The principal work of the Centre is the formation of indigenous Catholic men and women for ministry in the First Nation communities of the Dioceses of Sault Ste. Marie. Many other groups, organizations and individuals ranging from twelve to forty people make use of this site to host their own programs.

• Waase´aandimikaaning – a place of enlightenment for spiritual nourishment, growth and healing..

• Waase´aandimikaaning provides the opportunities to find the creator within self, others and in all creation as guided and inspired by our ancestors, elders and Jesuit tradition.

• To continue with the Anishinabe Leadership Formation Program for Deacons and DOS
• To provide opportunities for spiritual nourishment
• To provide programs for the promotion of holistic health
• To be a home for Jesuits and other religious communities
• To be a place for conferences and groups concerned with spirituality and well-being that promote the goals of the Centre
• To communicate broadly to aboriginal and not-aboriginal communities/individuals

Anishinabe Spiritual Centre -

Dormitories Bed Capacity

Meeting rooms

Centre Fees

We offer overnight accommodations in dormitories in the main building for up to 23 people.


We also offer cabins which are equipped with a stove, fridge and washroom.

1st person $80*
2nd or more $60*

Children  6-11: $35*
Children 0-5: free

* Cost per night/person and does not include meals.

Meeting spaces

Your group can make use of one or more of our meeting spaces. We also have a projector, screen, DVD/Blu-ray player, CD player, flipchart, white board available upon request.

Prices are per day per room:
               Main room                           $180
               Large Chapel                     $180
               Library                                   $80
               Summer dining room     $80
              *Dining Area                         $180
                                                                                        * Included free only with meal service

We provide delicious meals for groups of 15 or more people

Buffet style per person:

Hot breakfast: $ 14

Cold breakfast: $12

Lunch: $15

Supper: $18

                 Ask about our Coffee Service for your day program

* Prices subject to change.

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