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Red Lake Indian 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
  • Coordinates and assists youth in preparing nutritious meals through a weekly cooking class
  • 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-Fri 9 am-5 pmHealthy Living Cooking class: Every second & fourth Thu 3 pm-5 pm (starting Sep 15)Healthy Living Recreation night: Every first & third Thu 3 pm-5 pm (starting Sep 22)
Eligibility
Off-reserve Indigenous at-risk youth

Age Requirements: Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s);
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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