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Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Wasa Nabin Program


Description
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
Eligibility
Focus is on off-reserve, at risk Indigenous youth 13-18 years of age
Application Process
Requires:
  • Advance registration
  • Intake assessment
Toll Free
1-888-838-3632
Office
807-223-4180 ext 2227 - Wasa-Nabin Coordinator
Web Site
http://www.dnfconline.org
Email
wasanabin@dnfconline.org
Languages
English
Fees
None
Documents Required
Registration required
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated spaces available; Entrance -- Accessible with automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with grab bar
Legal Status
Nonprofit - Incorporated
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 28, 2022
Address
74 Queen St
Dryden, ON, P8N 1A4
Located on the corner of Queen St and Van Horne Ave
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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1800
Thu
0830 - 1800
Fri
0830 - 1800

Mon-Tue 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Dryden
  • Kenora District
  • Machin
  • Wabigoon