Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Site: Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Service: Akwe:go Urban Aboriginal Children's Program

Record #: MID0835
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2023


Description (Service) Program designed to provide comprehensive support for children at risk so they may build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices by:
  • provision of social supports to address issues of self-esteem, victimization and peer pressure
  • outreach initiative to ensure access to culturally appropriate services for children in care and their families including support and education for non-Aboriginal adoptive and foster parents;
  • addressing the inter-related health impacts of poverty, diabetes, and obesity
  • providing school suspension supports, direct access to computers and literacy and encouraging healthy relationships with peers and authority figures
  • providing access to tutoring and mentoring, supervised physical activities and incorporating a parent support component for children with Fetal Alchohol Syndrome and/or other disabilities and their families
  • providing counselling and support to children who have witnessed violence

Service Details

Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Christian Island ; Coldwater ; Elmvale ; Honey Harbour ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny
  • Priority is for First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples living off reserve
  • 7 year(s) - 12 year(s)
  • Application Call for information
    Languages Ojibway - Programs, by request
    Fees Donation ; None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Midland
    Address & Map
    175 Yonge St
    Midland, ON
    Canada L4R 2A7
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    Intersection William St and Yonge St
    Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-526-5589
    Fax 705-526-7662
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    Primary Contact Becca Sterling, Akwe:go Program Coordinator; Phone: ext 254
    Alternate Contact Austin Press, Akwe:go Program Coordinator; Phone: ext 264

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