Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Aboriginal youth 13 to 18 years of age 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
Youth in Care
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
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: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal at-risk youth
Application Requires a signed consent 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/wasa-nabin-program
Primary Contact Kaleb Firth, Wasa-Nabin Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 222; Email: kfirth@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
Site Location Wasa-nabin office is located downstairs
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 516 Portage Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2A3
 
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Intersection Portage Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal