United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Children's Mental Health Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Addresses child and youth mental health and addiction issues by promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy alternatives 
  • Offers services and programs in an effort to decrease youth involvement in gang activity, violence and drug and alcohol abuse 
  • Provides culturally based supports to reduce family violence 
  • Provides individual and family referrals to other service providers
Services and programs offered: 
  • Aboriginal programs such as Kiizhay Anishinaabe (I Am a Kind Man)  
  • Community and cultural events 
  • Fitness and recreational activities 
  • Traditional healing circles 
  • Peer counselling 
  • Public education on alcohol and drug abuse, gang activity and violence
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) - 15 year(s) 
  • Children and their families 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
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/childrens-mental-health-program
Primary Contact Dorion Chambers, Children's Mental Health Worker; Phone: 807-274-8542 ext 297; Email: dchambers@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 PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal