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Dryden Native Friendship Centre
Wasa Nabin Program
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Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth who are at risk of negative behaviors

Addressing Violence
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Indigenous communities
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse
Education
  • Encourages youth to remain in school and provides support for obtaining high school diploma
  • Offers homework assistance and time at the Centre to complete homework with access to computers and Internet
General Social Supports
  • Provides individual counseling for areas that youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure
  • Offers Native craft classes and regalia making sessions
  • Teaches Native dancing, singing and drumming
  • Allows the youth to participate in Elder's Circles
Healthy Living and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
Justice Intervention
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
  • Provides education and information about the criminal justice system and court procedures
Youth in Care

Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community and also to biological and foster families
Hours of Operation
Tue
12 noon - 8 pm
Wed
12 noon - 8 pm
Thu
12 noon - 8 pm
Fri
12 noon - 8 pm
Sat
12 noon - 8 pm

Tue-Sat 12 noon-8 pm
Eligibility
Focus is on off-reserve, at risk Indigenous youth 13-18 years of age
Application Process
Requires:
  • Advance registration
  • Intake assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated spaces available; Entrance -- Accessible with automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with grab bar
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
July 10, 2020

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