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Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Aboriginal EarlyON Child and Family Centre

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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
  • Positive parenting
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Smoking Syndrome

Activities and programs include:
  • Baby Food Making
  • Community Garden
  • Community Kitchens
  • Daily Drop-In, for families to access the learning centres and resource library
  • Gross motor play for children
  • Kids crafts
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Native crafts (regalia making, beading)
  • New parent support group
  • Teas, barbeques, holiday parties and other special events
  • Walking group
Hours of Operation
Mon 1 pm-8 pm, Tue-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmTimes may vary due to monthly programming, please call or visit website for program calendars and information
Eligibility
Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children younger than 6 years of age
Application Process
Some programs may require registration
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 March 12, 2020

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