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United Native Friendship Centre
Wasa Nabin Program
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Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth who are at risk of negative behaviors

Addressing Violence
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Indigenous communities
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse
Education
  • Encourages youth to remain in school and provides support for obtaining high school diploma
  • Offers homework assistance and time at the Centre to complete homework with access to computers and Internet
General Social Supports
  • Provides individual counselling for areas that youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure
  • Offers Native craft classes and regalia making sessions
  • Teaches Native dancing, singing and drumming
  • Allows the youth to participate in Elder's Circles
Healthy Living and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
Justice Intervention
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
Youth in Care
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Eligibility
Open to all individuals 13-18 years of age with a focus on off-reserve Indigenous at-risk youth
Application Process
Requires a signed consent and completion of program intake form
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed intake and consent form required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 13, 2020

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