Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Sault Ste Marie - East St

Service: At-Risk Youth Support Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Aboriginal youth who are at risk of negative behaviors
Addressing Violence
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Aboriginal communities
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Offers the Kizhaay Anishinabe Niin Young People‚Äôs Initiative (I am a Kind Man) program
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
  • Offers life skills guidance
Healthy Living and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation
  • Offers recreational activities
Justice Intervention
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
Social Supports
  • Provides individual and peer 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
  • Offers "Street Wolf" leadership skills
Youth in Care
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Evening programming schedule available on Facebook page
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie ; And surrounding area
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Aboriginal youth living off-reserve
Application Call for information, meeting required
Languages English ; Ojibway - Available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-5634
Fax 705-942-3227
E-Mail wasanabin@ssmifc.ca
Website www.ssmifc.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Chantalle Agawa-Day, Wasa-Nabin Worker; Phone: 705-256-5634 ext 2144
Primary Executive Cathy Syrette, Executive Director; Phone: 705-256-5634 ext 2125; Email: director@ssmifc.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 122 East St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C6
 
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Intersection East St and Queen St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Side entrance
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) ; Federal