Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support, tools and health programming to help build upon child's ability to make healthy choices 
  • Provides overall assessment of needs 
  • Develops action plan to address identified needs (addresses needs of child and parent/caregiver) 
  • Provides customized programs based on identified needs 
  • Provides appropriate referrals to community agencies to assist with identified needs 
  • Offers support to children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and disabilities who are at-risk of additional challenges
 
Focuses on the following: 
  • Provision of social supports to address poverty related self-esteem issues and peer pressure to engage in unhealthy behaviors 
  • Health and physical development
 
Program participants are offered the following: 
  • Assistance with homework 
  • After school, evening and weekend activities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) - 12 year(s) 
 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal at-risk children 
  • Support within the schools is only for Aboriginal children
Application Requires a signed consent form and completion of program intake form
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/akwego-program
Primary Contact Rochelle Bird, Akwe:go Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 296; Email: rbird@unfc.org
Primary Executive Sheila McMahon, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: smcmahon@unfc.org
Alternate Executive Melanie McPherson, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 230; Email: mmcpherson@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address Circle of Life Centre
616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
 
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1 St E
Mailing Address c/o Akwego Program 
PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal