Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Site: Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Service: Community Connection Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Scheduled transportation: 
  • Wabigoon area: available on Mondays; circuit run consists of predetermined stops in Dryden for a fee of $2.50 one-way and $1.00 for each additional stop 
  • Eagle River area: available on Tuesdays; circuit run consists of predetermined stops in Dryden for a fee of $2.50 one-way and $1.00 for each additional stop 
  • Dryden residents: available on Fridays; circuit run consists of predetermined stops in Dryden for a fee of $1.00 one-way and $1.00 for each additional stop
Community Connection Program drivers are: Joanne Lefort and Lillian Morin, cell 807-220-0524
Description (Service)
  • Provides services and support for Aboriginal individuals to promote integrated response, independent living, community participation and improved quality of life 
  • Works in partnership with the Patricia Region Senior Services Inc
Friendly Visiting/Security Checks 
  • Arranges visits and phone calls from staff/volunteers in individual's home on a regular basis  
  • Provides emotional, social and well-being for the individual
Scheduled Van Service 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments, shopping, bill paying, attendance to social/cultural activities and to life enrichment events 
  • Offers the transportation for surrounding communities from Dinorwic to Vermilion Bay one day per week; rest of week services are for Dryden clients  
  • Charges a nominal fee based on one-ways and additional stops
Taxi Rebate Program 
  • Provides $5.00 vouchers for eligible clients towards regular taxi fare 
  • Additional charges over the voucher are the responsibility of the client
Volunteer Transportation Services 
  • Provides one-on-one and group transportation by community volunteers to special events, outings and appointments when Dryden Native Friendship van is unavailable 
  • Provides the service dependent on availability/feasibility of volunteers
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dinorwic ; Dryden ; Eagle River ; Vermilion Bay ; Wabigoon Township
Eligibility Aboriginal individuals including elderly, frail, physically disabled and chronically ill people
Application Requires Intake and assessment process; contact Community Connections Coordinator
Languages English ; Oji-Cree - Staff person
Fees Service - Minimal fees for scheduled transportation ; None ; Transportation fees listed in Public Comments
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-7433
Fax 807-223-6275
E-Mail dnfc@drytel.net
Primary Contact Stacy Danielson, Community Connections Coordinator; Email: ccp.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 Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2013
Funding Provincial
Elections Annual membership meeting: June