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 
  • Coordinates and assists youth in preparing nutritious meals through a weekly cooking class 
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
 
Justice Intervention 
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested 
  • Provides education and information about the criminal justice system and court procedures
 
Youth in Care
 
Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community and also to biological and foster parents
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Aboriginal youth
Application Requires: 
  • Advance registration 
  • Intake assessment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1903
Toll Free Phone 1-800-619-9519
Fax 807-737-1805
E-Mail reception@ngfc.net
Website www.ngfc.net
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Primary Contact Mandy Verhey, Youth Engagement Facilitator; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 225; Email: mandyv@ngfc.net
Primary Executive Jennifer Thomas, Interim Executive Director; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 235; Email: jennifert@ngfc.net
Alternate Executive Ashley Legros, Receptionist; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 221; Email: ashleyl@ngfc.net
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 52 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
 
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Intersection King St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1299 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal