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 
  • 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 families
Hours Tue-Sat 12 noon-8 pm
Areas Served Dinorwic ; Dryden ; Eagle River ; Machin ; Oxdrift ; Wabigoon Township ; Dyment; Waldhof
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 ; 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 Marilyn McLaughlin, Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2227; Email: wasanabin.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