Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Site: Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Program is managed by Joint Management Committee (JMC) with representatives from: 
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services 
  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services 
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 
  • Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs 
  • Ontario Women's Directorate of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration 
  • Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
Description (Service)
  • Provides information to raise awareness of family violence and strategies to stop it 
  • Provides support in obtaining equitable access to primary health and healing services and programs 
  • Facilitates group talking circles to promote inner healing 
  • Offers individual peer counselling 
  • Provides advocacy between individual and organizations and agencies 
  • Hosts traditional gatherings including traditional teachings and feasts 
  • Supervises and plans sewing circles
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm  
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Areas Served Atikokan
Eligibility Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application
  • Register for programs at office 
  • Contact office for dates and times of events
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-597-1213
Fax 807-597-1473
E-Mail nativefriend@bellnet.ca
Primary Contact Jaret Veran, Healing and Wellness Coordinator; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 203
Primary Executive Sarah Laurich, Executive Director; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 201; Email: sarahlaurich@gmail.com
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 309 Main St W
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
 
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Intersection Main St and Marks St
Mailing Address PO Box 1510 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Funding Provincial ; Federal
Elections Annual meeting - September