Ininew Friendship Centre

Site: Ininew Friendship Centre

Service: Wasa Nabin Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Aboriginal youth who are at risk of negative behaviors
Anti-violence Techniques 
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Aboriginal communities 
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse 
  • Offers the "I am a Kind Man" program
Support of Educational Services 
  • 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 Eating and Physical Development 
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation 
  • Offers recreational activities
Justice Interventions  
  • 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 pm
Areas Served Cochrane
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
At-risk Aboriginal youth living off-reserve
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 Christine Lajoie, Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-272-4497 ext 61
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)