United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Indigenous Family Support Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers services, ongoing support and education to assist families in the healing process 
  • 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 
  • Offers culturally relevant and traditional programming, such as Community Kitchen and Circle Time
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
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • Off reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children 6 years of age and younger 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Indigenous peoples
  • Intake assessment required 
  • All weekly programs require pre registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-family-support-programs
Primary Contact Kristen Kelly, CAP-C Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 287; Email: kkelly@unfc.org
Alternate Contact Darcy Jones, CAP-C Support Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 287; Email: djones@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address Circle of Life Centre
616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address c/o Aboriginal Family Support Program 
PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education -- EarlyON ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)