Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Site 2

Service: Wasa Nabin Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth who are at risk of negative behaviors
Addressing Violence 
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Indigenous communities 
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • 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
General Social Supports  
  • Provides individual 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  
  • Allows the youth to participate in Elder's Circles
Healthy Living and Physical Development  
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation 
  • Coordinates and assists youth in preparing nutritious meals through a weekly cooking class 
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
Justice Intervention 
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
Youth in Care  
  • Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Healthy Living Cooking class: Every second & fourth Thu 3 pm-5 pm (starting Sep 15) 
Healthy Living Recreation night: Every first & third Thu 3 pm-5 pm (starting Sep 22)
Areas Served Red Lake
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Off-reserve Indigenous at-risk youth
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-727-3000
Toll Free Phone 1-877-886-8988
Fax 807-727-3790
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Lorrie Rolland, Youth Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-727-3000 ext 27; Email:
Site Location Close to Kinsmen Beach
Located In Community Red Lake
Address Training & Conference Centre
114 Forestry Rd
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
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Intersection Forestry Rd and Sunset Rd
Mailing Address c/o Wasanabin 
PO Box 244 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level, no automatic push button door; Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal