Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Wasa Nabin 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
 
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 
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
 
Justice Intervention
 
Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
 
Youth in Care
 
Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours Office: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program Activities include evenings and weekends
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Aboriginal youth
Application
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Requires advance registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
Fax 807-468-5340
E-Mail reception@nechee.org
Website www.nechee.org
Primary Contact Melina Scott, Wasa-Nabin Youth Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 224 * (Cell) 807-407-3094; Email: wasa-nabin@nechee.org
Primary Executive Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email: aces@nechee.org
Alternate Executive Lisa Savoyard, Receptionist
Site Location Beside the ICG Propane Building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1301 Railway St
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
 
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Intersection Railway St and Gould Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 241 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Provincial ; Federal