Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support, tools and health programming to help build upon child's ability to make healthy choices 
  • Conducts initial assessment and creates plan for each participant 
  • Partners with community and other services/programs to offer best possible supports
 
Services can include but are not limited to: 
  • Individual mentoring to address issues of self-esteem, victimization and peer pressure 
  • Homework assistance 
  • Health and physical development activities 
  • Access to traditional activities and cultural education 
  • Supports to children and families who may be having difficulties in school and/or in conflict with the law 
  • Coping skills, tools and preventative education to children/parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 
  • Outreach to Aboriginal children in care 
  • Supports for non-Native adoptive and foster parents to access culturally appropriate services
Hours Tue-Sat 12 noon-8 pm
Areas Served Dinorwic ; Dryden ; Eagle River ; Machin ; Oxdrift ; Wabigoon Township ; Dyment; Waldhof
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) - 12 year(s) 
 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Aboriginal children
Application Requires: 
  • Advance registration 
  • Intake assessment
Languages English ; Oji-Cree - Staff person, no services provided
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-4180
Fax 807-223-6275
E-Mail dnfc@drytel.net
Website www.ofifc.org/centre/dryden-native-friendship-centre
Primary Contact Ocean Barkman, Akwe:Go Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2236 * (Cell) 807-220-5265; Email: akwego.dnfc@drytel.net
Primary Executive Sally Ledger, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2221
Alternate Executive Joyce Gardner, Bookkeeper; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2231; Email: bookkeeper.dnfc@drytel.net
Located In Community Dryden
Address 74 Queen St
Dryden, ON P8N 1A4
 
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Intersection Queen St and Van Horne Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated spaces available; Entrance -- Accessible with automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with grab bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established May 1992
Funding Provincial ; Federal