Ne Chee Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Family Support Program

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Offers services, ongoing support and education to enhance the lives of young children and families
  • Prevents children from becoming at-risk because of certain conditions such as family violence, poverty, abuse, neglect and unhealthy living conditions by offering information and education on effective parenting and good life teachings
  • Promotes healthier child development through early childhood interventions including information sessions on pre-parenting preparation and child development
  • Provides information on children's nutrition, injury prevention, and child mental health

Provides public education and information in the areas of:
  • Developing family values that are culturally based
  • Developmental needs of infants, toddlers and pre school aged children
  • Effective parenting
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Smoking Syndrome

Programs include:

Culture Group

Provides a weekly group session for working on various Native crafts, handiwork and regalia

Healthy Parent Group
  • Provides education and information about child health care such as teething, discipline, child development and sexual issues
  • Provides childcare during sessions

Moms and Tots
  • Facilitates a variety of activities for mothers and tots to interact with other moms and children
  • Provides a lunch for participants

Parent Relief
  • Provides a respite period for parents for any reason
  • Offers a snack and lunch for children in attendance

Playgroup
  • Coordinates and supervises physical activities, games, stories and crafts
  • Teaches simple school readiness sessions

Support and Security Program
  • Offers workshops and information sessions to address concerns for new parents about the first year of a child's life
  • Provides childcare during sessions

Variety Afternoon

Offers a variety of short term programs on a rotation that can include:
  • Bun In the Oven, a program for pregnant women that teaches about healthy nutrition
  • Community Kitchen, a cooking session that brings 5 to 6 families together to learn about good nutrition and to cook a meal together which is taken home by each family
  • Hang Out Days, a program for new parents that offers open discussion with older parents to talk about concerns with child rearing
  • Nutrition Bingo, a bingo game that offers healthy foods as prizes in place of money
Eligibility
  • Off reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children under 6 years of age
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous peoples
Moms and Tots
Mothers and children 15 months to 3 years of age
Playgroup
Children 3 to 6 years of age
Support and Security Program
Parents with children 0 to 15 months of age
Application Process
  • Intake assessment required
  • Programs require advance registration
Parent Relief
Must call the day before to make arrangements
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 3, 2019

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