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 engages parents and caregivers as co-learners and leaders in influencing positive child, family and community experiences and outcomes.

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, cultural knowledge keepers, traditional songs, stories, crafts, and foods, historical perspectives on raising children; parenting skills, and community development.

Our culturally responsible programming supports Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre’s vision of assisting all children and their families in learning, growing and deepening their connections.  Children and family relationships grow stronger and more resilient through our strength-based and community empowered approaches.


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