Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - 2nd St S

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 
  • 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 Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Program Activities include evenings and weekends
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Indigenous youth
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Requires advance registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
Fax 807-468-5340
Primary Contact Wasa-Nabin Youth Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 224 * (Cell) 807-407-3094; Email:
Alternate Contact Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Next door to the Century Cinema Theatre
Located In Community Kenora
Address 326 2nd St S
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
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Intersection 2nd St S and Chipman St
Mailing Address PO Box 241 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Provincial ; Federal