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Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Wasa Nabin Program

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Description
Provides a culturally-based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth

Education
  • Provides educational advocacy at Atikokan High School and St Pat's Separate School; in cases of school suspension, can offer student a place to spend time
  • Offers homework time at the Centre with access to computers and Internet
  • Assists with developing resumes, cover letters and completing job applications
  • Participates in professional training courses including autism workshops, canoeing courses, food handling courses and smoking cessation workshops
Healthy Eating and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group discussions on healthy lifestyle choices including concerns and prevention of diabetes and high blood pressure and benefits of exercise
  • Teaches a cooking class with a focus on healthy choices and the use of traditional foods
  • Supervises and plans regular wilderness outings
Justice Intervention
  • Provides support to incarcerated individuals including accompaniment to court hearings
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
Social Supports
  • Provides individual support for areas youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure
  • Supervises trips to cultural, educational or recreational activities
Violence Prevention
  • Teaches about effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Provides support for individuals undergoing drug and alcohol treatment
Youth in Care
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Eligibility
At-risk Indigenous youth 13-18 years of age
Application Process
  • Register for programs at office
  • Contact office for program dates/times
Office
807-597-1213
Fax
807-597-1473
Email
admin@anfc.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 1510
Atikokan, ON, P0T 1C0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Sherri Nolan, WasaNabin Coordinator
Email: wn@anfc.ca
Phone: 807-597-1213 Ext 105; 807-597-1333
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed registration required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
January 31, 2022
Address
309 Main St W
Atikokan, ON, P0T 1C0
  • Located at Main St W in downtown Atikokan
  • Closest intersection is at Main St W  and Marks St
  • Situated next to M & C Motors

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Atikokan