Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Site: Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Service: Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Promotes increased participation in sport, physical fitness and recreation, and other programs that encourage healthy lifestyles  
  • Offers individual and group information sessions on fitness and nutrition topics  
  • Assists individuals in creating a personalized fitness program and provides supervision while participant performs the program
 
Offers specialized fitness and nutrition programs for: 
  • Children 
  • Youth 
  • Women 
  • Seniors and disabled adults
 
Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight 
  • Offers a weight management program  
  • Provides encouragement and health information to support individual in achieving wellness goals
 
Smoke Free Living/Smoking Cessation 
  • Provides education and resources about initiatives to quit smoking  
  • Offers a support group including mentors who have gone through the process of smoking cessation
 
Youth Leadership  
  • Provides workshops to teach youth leadership skill development  
  • Addresses topics including conflict management, decision making, goal setting, teamwork, time management and developing and presenting workshops
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal individuals and their families
 
Fitness and Nutrition Programs 
  • Children's Groups: 7-12 years of age 
  • Youth Groups: 13-18 years of age 
  • Adult Groups: 19-54 years of age 
  • Senior's Groups: 55 years and up
Application Requires: 
  • Advance registration 
  • Intake assessment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1903
Toll Free Phone 1-800-619-9519
Fax 807-737-1805
E-Mail reception@ngfc.net
Website www.ngfc.net
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Jocelyn Berard, Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 232; Email: jocelynb@ngfc.net
Alternate Contact Meghan Wilson, Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Kids Worker; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 265; Email: meghanw@ngfc.net
Primary Executive Jennifer Thomas, Interim Executive Director; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 235; Email: jennifert@ngfc.net
Alternate Executive Ashley Legros, Receptionist; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 221; Email: ashleyl@ngfc.net
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 52 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
 
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Intersection King St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1299 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal