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Nishnawbe Gamik 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 counselling 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
  • Coordinates and assists youth in preparing nutritious meals through a weekly cooking class
  • 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 parents
Eligibility
Open to all individuals 13-18 years of age with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Indigenous youth
Application Process
Requires advance registration and Intake assessment
Toll Free
1-800-619-9519
Office
807-737-1903
Fax
807-737-1805
Web Site
http://www.ngfc.net/
Email
reception@ngfc.net
Mailing Address
PO Box 1299
Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Kari Semple, Wasa-Nabin Worker
Email: karis@ngfc.net
Phone: 807-737-1903 Ext 227
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed registration
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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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 3, 2022
Address
52 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
  • Located at King St in Sioux Lookout across the street from Madsen Motors
  • Closest intersection is at King St and 4th Ave

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1700
Tue
0900 - 1700
Wed
0900 - 1700
Thu
0900 - 1700
Fri
0900 - 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Sioux Lookout