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Memberships recommended, especially for families; provides access to children for member events including Christmas and Halloween parties, bowling and sliding parties and day trips to Quetico Park
Organization: Atikokan Native Friendship Centre  
Phone Numbers: Main: 807-597-1213
Hall and Kitchen: 807-597-1213 ext 206
Fax: 807-597-1473
Email: nativefriend@bellnet.ca
Address:
PO Box 1510
Atikokan, ON
P0T 1C0
Street
Address
:
309 Main St W
Atikokan
 
Intersection: Main St and Marks St
Location: Next to M and C Motors
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Executives: Sarah Laurich - Executive Director
807-597-1213 ext 201 * sarahlaurich@gmail.com
Carol Stanley - Bookkeeper
807-597-1213 ext 200
Service Description: Friendship Centres are not-for-profit corporations which are mandated to serve the needs of all Aboriginal people regardless of legal definition. This necessitates responding to thousands of Aboriginal people requiring culturally-sensitive and culturally-appropriate services in urban communities

One office location: ANFC building

Programs and services focused on improving the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment
  • Provides a meeting place for urban Aboriginal people and community members regardless of nationality
  • Hosts cultural events including Pow Wows and Fish Fry Days
  • Participates in various community events including Bass Classic tournament, Christmas and Halloween bazaars and Drug Awareness pancake breakfasts
  • Provides a small resource library which includes books on Aboriginal culture and history, physical and mental health and environmental topics
  • Offers crisis intervention

Administers following programs:
  • Aboriginal Family Support Program
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program, Crisis Intervention
  • Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program
  • Akwe Go Program
  • Family Support Program
  • Health Outreach Program
  • Life Long Care Program
  • Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program
  • Wasa Nabin Program

Fees: Family membership is $10 * single is $5
Application: All programs require registration
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Aboriginal individuals and their families
Resource library is open to anyone on a sign-out basis
Membership required for adults 18 years of age and older to vote at Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Languages: English
Language Note: Ojibwe interpretation available
Area(s) Served: Atikokan and area
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on 12/8/2016

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