Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Sault Ste Marie - East St

Service: Indigenous Court Worker Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Helps individuals to navigate the court system  
  • Explains legal rights and court procedures  
  • Facilitates and enhances access to the Canadian Legal System and informs participants of the philosophy of the courts 
  • Advocates on behalf of participants to law professionals such as Judges, Crown Attorneys, Legal Aid, Probation Officers and Custodial Program Workers 
  • Ensures Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system are given due process, understand their rights, responsibilities and options 
  • Liaises between the court personnel and the participant to address cultural misunderstandings
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie
Eligibility Indigenous individuals involved in the court system or with a Children's Aid Society
Application Call for details
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-5634
Fax 705-256-5370
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Pam Showan, Indigenous Family Courtworker; Phone: 705-256-5634 ext 2203
Alternate Contact Samantha Boyer, Indigenous Criminal Court Worker; Phone: 705-256-5634 ext 2159
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 122 East St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - side entrance
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1972
Funding Provincial