Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)
Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program

Offers culturally sensitive services to address drug and alcohol issues and to prevent or minimize the negative effects of addictive substances
  • Provides individual and group addictions counselling sessions
  • Provides drug and alcohol assessments
  • Offers individual information, education and needed support as identified through assessment to initiate life changes for recovery
  • Provides referrals to treatment centres and programs
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and alternatives to alcohol, drugs and solvents
  • Coordinates a free needle exchange program
  • Offers public education seminars and workshops, primarily in schools

Addictions treatment services and programs include:
  • Talking circles
  • Sweats
  • Traditional teachings
  • Referrals to healing lodges

Aftercare services:
  • Assistance in locating and/or attending AA, Alateen or Alanon groups
  • Individual ongoing addictions counselling sessions
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals
  • Individuals who voluntarily admit to an alcohol and/or drug addiction and are seeking help

Age Requirements: Ages: 17 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Social Media
Agency Information
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

New Search
Suggest Update