401 N. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4P7
P. 807-345-5840
F. 807-344-8945
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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.

Waabogonee EarlyON


Waabogonee translated means; flower that wakes up in the morning and blossoms throughout the day.

Waabogonee EarlyON Child and Family Centre provides environments that engage parents and caregivers as co-learners and leaders in influencing positive child, family an community experiences and outcomes.
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre’s vision of supporting all children and their families in learning, growing and connecting together through programs, that are culturally responsible and strengthen relationships with families and communities.

Given that a sense of identity is the path to wellness,cultural elements are essential in the deliverables of the program, including access to land and water-based learning, to cultural knowledge keepers, to traditional songs, stories, crafts, and foods and historical perspectives on raising children; parenting skills, and community development.

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