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Mission

To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

Wasa-Nabin

Wasa-Nabin promotes cultural identity, self-esteem, educational values and career goals, and to enhance healthy choices for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Youth. We encourage our youth to lead by example and build a positive atmosphere for other youth to follow.

Empowering Our Youth

  • By ensuring their involvement with design and delivery of the Friendship Centre programming
  • Provide Aboriginal youth with an enthusiasm and awareness of the culture and traditions with their participation
  • Enhance your life skill with local and regional support services and peer counseling learning
  • Improve physical health and encourage youth to participate in recreational, social, and healing programming
  • Develop positive and healthy relationships between youth and the Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal community, their families and the natural environment

Wasa-Nabin Provides

  • Individual & Peer Support
  • Life Skills Guidance
  • Street Wolf Leadership Skills
  • I Am a Kind Man Program
  • A Personalized Plan of Action (for each youth)
  • Confidence Building
  • Addiction Prevention
  • Referrals and one-on-one sessions

The program addresses the following six components

  • Provision of Social Support
  • Outreach to Youth-in-Care
  • Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Development
  • Support of Educational Services
  • Justice Intervention
  • Support Anti-Violence Techniques

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