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North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Wasa-Nabin Program

Provides a culturally-based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth

  • Provides educational advocacy at Atikokan High School and St Pat's Separate School; in cases of school suspension, can offer student a place to spend time
  • Offers homework time at the Centre with access to computers and Internet
  • Assists with developing resumes, cover letters and completing job applications
  • Participates in professional training courses including autism workshops, canoeing courses, food handling courses and smoking cessation workshops

Healthy Eating and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group discussions on healthy lifestyle choices including concerns and prevention of diabetes and high blood pressure and benefits of exercise
  • Teaches a cooking class with a focus on healthy choices and the use of traditional foods
  • Supervises and plans regular wilderness outings

Justice Intervention
  • Provides support to incarcerated individuals including accompaniment to court hearings
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested

Social Supports
  • Provides individual support for areas youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure
  • Supervises trips to cultural, educational or recreational activities

Violence Prevention
  • Teaches about effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Provides support for individuals undergoing drug and alcohol treatment

Youth in Care
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
At-risk Urban Indigenous youth

Age Requirements: Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s);
Application Process
Call for information
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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