Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Site: Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal Combined Courtworker Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support to Indigenous people in conflict with the Criminal Justice System 
  • Acts as a liaison between the individual/family and the court 
  • Ensures that the individual/family understands their legal rights and/or obligations pertaining to the law and the legal process with both the Criminal Court and Family Court 
  • Provides information about preventative measures imposed by the court such as bail, detention or conditional release 
  • Offers individual counselling 
  • Assists with preparing pre-sentence reports 
  • Explains conditions of probation to individual 
  • Works with community agencies on behalf of individual to ensure sentencing conditions are met 
  • Visits incarcerated individuals to provide support and maintains contact with Native Inmate Liaison worker  
  • Provides education and information about the legal system
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals and their families 
  • Individuals in conflict with the Criminal or Family Justice System
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 Dave Sanderson, Aboriginal Combined Court Worker; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Jennifer Thomas, Executive Director; Phone: 807-737-1903 ext 230; Email:
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 1299 
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