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Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Wasa Nabin Program

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

  • 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
Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
At-risk Indigenous youth 13-18 years of age
Application Process
  • Register for programs at office
  • Contact office for program dates/times
Documents Required
Completed registration required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 23, 2020