Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Site: Dryden Native Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Health Outreach Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides education, programs and workshops to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness 
  • Endeavors to improve working relationships between health care systems and Aboriginal communities 
  • Provides education to raise awareness of health issues affecting Aboriginal people 
  • Ensures that Aboriginal individuals understand the present health care system  
  • Provides education in an effort to reduce violence within Aboriginal communities
Health and Social Circle 
  • Offers presentations on health related topics  
  • Teaches various Native craft-making workshops
Healthy Lifestyles 
  • Holds group meetings once a week to discuss health issues with a focus on diet and exercise 
  • Provides information sessions on disease prevention
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dinorwic ; Dryden ; Eagle River ; Machin ; Oxdrift ; Wabigoon Township ; Dyment; Waldhof
Eligibility Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal individuals and their families
Application Requires: 
  • Intake assessment  
  • Advance registration
Languages English ; Oji-Cree - Staff person, no services provided
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-4180
Fax 807-223-6275
E-Mail dnfc@dnfconline.org
Website www.ofifc.org/centre/dryden-native-friendship-centre
Primary Contact Megan Pollard, Health Outreach Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2222; Email: how@dnfconline.org
Alternate Contact Cheryl Edwards, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2221; Email: execdirector@dnfconline.org
Located In Community Dryden
Address 74 Queen St
Dryden, ON P8N 1A4
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Intersection Queen St and Van Horne Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated spaces available; Entrance -- Accessible with automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with grab bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established May 1992
Funding Provincial - Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) ; Federal