Ininew Friendship Centre

Site: Ininew Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Family Support Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Promotes health and well being of Aboriginal families with young children
Offers the following services: 
  • Child development 
  • Cooking/nutrition classes 
  • Crafts 
  • Nutrition and hygiene 
  • Parent and child playgroup 
  • Parenting classes/workshops 
  • Social and cultural outings 
  • Traditional and cultural teachings
ABC Preschool Program 
  • Prepares children for school 
  • Teaches alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours 
  • Provides arts and crafts, music and dance movements and powwow dancing
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
ABC Preschool: Tue, Thu 9:30 am-11:30 am
Dates ABC Preschool: Non-operational mid-Jun to mid-Sep
Areas Served Cochrane
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal children 0-6 years of age 
  • ABC Preschool Program: Children 2-4 years of age
Application Call to register for program
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-272-4497
Fax 705-272-3597
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Brandi Pollari, Family Support Coordinator; Phone: 705-272-4497 ext 35
Alternate Contact Kayla Genier-Chedore, Assistant Family Support Coordinator; Phone: 705-272-4497 ext 31; Email:
Primary Executive Bernice Brunette, Executive Director; Phone: 705-272-4497 ext 25; Email:
Located In Community Cochrane
Address 190 Third Ave
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
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Intersection Third Ave and Fourth St
Mailing Address PO Box 1499 
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC)