Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Site: Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre

Service: Aboriginal EarlyON Child and Family Centre

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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 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 
  • Positive parenting 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Smoking Syndrome
Activities and programs include: 
  • Baby Food Making 
  • Community Garden 
  • Community Kitchens 
  • Daily Drop-In, for families to access the learning centres and resource library 
  • Gross motor play for children 
  • Kids crafts 
  • Lunch and Learns 
  • Native crafts (regalia making, beading) 
  • New parent support group 
  • Teas, barbeques, holiday parties and other special events 
  • Walking group
Hours Mon 1 pm-8 pm, Tue-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Times may vary due to monthly programming, please call or visit website for program calendars and information
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children younger than 6 years of age
Application Some programs may require registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-7521
Toll Free Phone 1-800-619-9519
Fax 807-737-3399
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Candice Cechetto, EarlyON Coordinator
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 1B8
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