Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Site: Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Service: Akwe:go Urban Aboriginal Children's Program

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-526-5589
Fax 705-526-7662
E-Mail akwego@gbnfc.com
Website www.gbnfc.com/akwego
Located In Community Midland
Address 175 Yonge St
Midland, ON L4R 2A7
 
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Intersection William St and Yonge St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Morgan Osborne, Akwe:go Worker, Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre; Phone: ext 254
Alternate Contact Melissa Gendron, Akwe:Go Worker, Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre; Phone: 705 526 5589 ext 264; Email: akwego@gbnfc.com
Description & Services
Description (Service) Program designed to provide comprehensive support for children at risk so they may build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices by: 
 
* provision of social supports to address issues of self-esteem, victimization and peer pressure 
* outreach initiative to ensure access to culturally appropriate services for children in care and their families including support and education for non-Aboriginal adoptive and foster parents; 
* addressing the inter-related health impacts of poverty, diabetes, and obesity 
* providing school suspension supports, direct access to computers and literacy and encouraging healthy relationships with peers and authority figures 
* providing access to tutoring and mentoring, supervised physical activities and incorporating a parent support component for children with Fetal Alchohol Syndrome and/or other disabilities and their families  
* providing counselling and support to children who have witnessed violence
Hours Office Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Simcoe North
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) - 12 year(s) 
 
Priority is for First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples living off reserve
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Ojibway - Programs, by request
Fees Donation ; None
Other Details
Established 1984
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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