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Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Akwe Go Program

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Description
Provides support, tools and health programming to help build upon child's ability to make healthy choices
  • Provides overall assessment of needs
  • Develops action plan to address identified needs (addresses needs of child and parent/caregiver)
  • Provides customized programs based on identified needs
  • Provides appropriate referrals to community agencies to assist with identified needs
  • Offers support to children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and disabilities who are at-risk of additional challenges
  • Provides support at schools to children having teacher conflict or suspension issues

Focuses on the following:
  • Provision of social supports to address poverty related self-esteem issues and peer pressure to engage in unhealthy behaviours
  • Health and physical development

Program participants are offered the following:
  • Assistance with homework
  • Nutritional snacks
  • Food preparation classes
  • Talking circles
  • Afterschool, evening and weekend activities
Hours of Operation
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmAfter School Programs: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm-5:30 pm; some evenings and weekends
Eligibility
Open to all with a focus on off reserve, at risk Indigenous children

Age Requirements: Ages: 7 year(s) - 12 year(s);
Application Process
Requires:
  • Advance registration
  • Intake assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
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
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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