Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Site: Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers culturally sensitive services to address drug and alcohol issues and to prevent or minimize the negative effects of addictive substances 
  • Provides individual and group addictions counselling sessions 
  • Provides drug and alcohol assessments 
  • Offers individual information, education and needed support as identified through assessment to initiate life changes for recovery 
  • Provides referrals to treatment centres and programs 
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and alternatives to alcohol, drugs and solvents 
  • Coordinates a free needle exchange program  
  • Offers public education seminars and workshops, primarily in schools
Addictions treatment services and programs include: 
  • Talking circles 
  • Sweats 
  • Traditional teachings 
  • Referrals to healing lodges
Aftercare services: 
  • Assistance in locating and/or attending AA, Alateen or Alanon groups 
  • Individual ongoing addictions counselling sessions
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and up 
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals 
  • Individuals who voluntarily admit to an alcohol and/or drug addiction and are seeking help
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1903
Toll Free Phone 1-800-619-9519
Fax 807-737-1805
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Kelly Harbour, Program Manager; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 237
Alternate Contact Jocelyn Berard, Needle Exchange Program Contact; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 237
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 52 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
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Intersection King St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1229 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal