Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Site 2

Service: Community Action Program for Children

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers services, ongoing support and education to enhance the lives of young children and families 
  • Prevents children from becoming at-risk because of certain conditions such as family violence, poverty, abuse, neglect and unhealthy living conditions by offering information and education on effective parenting and good life teachings 
  • Promotes healthier child development through early childhood interventions including information sessions on pre-parenting preparation and child development 
  • Provides information on children's nutrition, injury prevention, and child mental health 
  • Provides emergency food and supplies such as diapers, formula and groceries for children 
Provides public education and information in the areas of: 
  • Developing family values that are culturally based  
  • Developmental needs of infants, toddlers and pre school aged children 
  • Effective parenting 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Smoking Syndrome
Offers short term, rotating parenting, nutritional, toddler and school readiness programs as well as:
Big Bears 
  • Provides a monthly session for young children to participate in crafts, games and recreation
Cultural Program 
  • Provides a weekly group session for working on various Native crafts, handiwork and regalia
Milk Program 
  • Provides milk for families once a month
Parent Relief 
  • Provides a respite period for parents for any reason  
  • Offers a snack and lunch for children in attendance
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Sat once per month, some evenings
Areas Served Red Lake
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Off-reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children 6 years and younger
  • Intake assessment required  
  • Programs require advance registration
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 Diane Bennett, CAP-C Coordinator; Phone: 807-727-3000 ext 30; Email:
Alternate Contact Gina Cessford, CAP-C Assistant; Phone: 807-727-3000 ext 31; 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 CAP-C 
PO Box 244 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal