Pwi Di Goo Zing Ne Yaa Zhing Advisory Services

Site: Ge Da Gi Binez Youth Centre

Service: Secure Custody Facility

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Manages a secure custody facility for Aboriginal youth in conflict with the law 
  • Aims to reconnect youth with the Aboriginal heritage and traditions to enhance their capacity to make better choices after the transition to community life 
  • Accommodates 12 youth with separate areas for 8 males and 4 females
Provides the following culturally appropriate rehabilitation programs and services: 
  • A ceremonial space to learn and practice cultural ceremonies 
  • An educational program to help youth further academic studies and develop skills 
  • Traditional teachings and Aboriginal history 
  • Anger management sessions and counselling 
  • Life skills education and training
Hours Office Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3 pm 
Services Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Aboriginal youth from Northwestern Ontario in conflict with the law and are being detained or serving sentences
Application Referral only through Court system
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8534
Fax 807-274-1940
Primary Contact Garth Donald, Youth Centre Administrator; Phone: 807-274-3784
Alternate Contact Tammy Ryll, Interim Executive Director, Pwi Di Goo Zing Ne Yaa Zhing Advisory Services; Phone: 807-274-8531 ext 225; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address Fort Frances
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Mailing Address c/o Pwi Di Goo Zing Ne Yaa Zhing Advisory Services 
PO Box 522 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
Physical Access Not Applicable - Mailing address only
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)