Kapuskasing Friendship Centre

Site: Kapuskasing Friendship Centre

Service: Urban Aboriginal Youth Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Aboriginal youth who are at risk of negative behaviors

Addressing Violence 
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Aboriginal communities 
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse 
  • Offers the "I am a Kind Man" program
  • Encourages youth to remain in school and provides support for obtaining high school diploma  
  • Offers homework assistance and time at the Centre to complete homework with access to computers and Internet 
  • Offers life skills guidance
Healthy Living and Physical Development 
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation 
  • Offers recreational activities
Justice Intervention  
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
Social Supports 
  • Provides individual and peer counselling for areas that youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure 
  • Offers Native craft classes and regalia making sessions 
  • Teaches Native dancing, singing and drumming 
  • Offers "Street Wolf" leadership skills
Youth in Care 
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kapuskasing
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
At-risk Aboriginal youth living off-reserve
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-337-1935
Fax 705-335-6789
E-Mail kifc@ntl.sympatico.ca
Website www.ofifc.org/centre/kapuskasing-indian-friendship-centre
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Located In Community Kapuskasing
Address 41 Murdock St
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 1H9
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Intersection Murdock Ave and Avenue Rd
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal