Description & Services
Public Comments Memberships recommended, especially for families; provides access to children for member events including Christmas and Halloween parties, bowling and sliding parties and day trips to Quetico Park
Description (Agency) Friendship Centres are not-for-profit corporations which are mandated to serve the needs of all Aboriginal people regardless of legal definition. This necessitates responding to thousands of Aboriginal people requiring culturally-sensitive and culturally-appropriate services in urban communities
Agency Services
Description (Service) Programs and services focused on improving the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment 
  • Provides a meeting place for urban Aboriginal people and community members regardless of nationality 
  • Hosts cultural events including Pow Wows and Fish Fry Days 
  • Participates in various community events including Bass Classic tournament, Christmas and Halloween bazaars and Drug Awareness pancake breakfasts 
  • Provides a small resource library which includes books on Aboriginal culture and history, physical and mental health and environmental topics 
  • Offers crisis intervention
Administers following programs: 
  • Aboriginal Family Support Program 
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program 
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program, Crisis Intervention 
  • Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program 
  • Akwe Go Program 
  • Family Support Program 
  • Health Outreach Program 
  • Life Long Care Program 
  • Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program 
  • Wasa Nabin Program
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 Aboriginal individuals and their families 
  • Resource library is open to anyone on a sign-out basis 
  • Membership required for adults 18 years of age and older to vote at Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Application All programs require registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees Membership - Family membership is $10; single is $5
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-597-1213 
Hall and Kitchen 807-597-1213 Ext 206
Fax 807-597-1473
Primary Executive Sarah Laurich, Executive Director; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 201; Email:
Alternate Executive Brenda Eady, Bookkeeper; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 200
Site Location Next to M&C Motors
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 - Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Elections Annual meeting - September