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.

Our Programs

Providing Life-Journey Support Services

We provide a wide range of programming. Please explore our programs below.

Aboriginal Alcohol / Drug Worker Program

Designed to assist urban aboriginal people who may experience problems associated with alcohol or drug abuse.

Indigenous Community Council Program

To restore a greater degree of responsibility by the Aboriginal community within the City of Thunder Bay for the conduct of Aboriginal people in conflict with the justice system.

Aboriginal Family Support Program

The Aboriginal Family Support Program is a Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) program, a community-based children’s program delivered by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Indigenous Healing And Wellness

The Aboriginal Healing and Wellness strategy was set forth to promote growth and healing for Aboriginal People via Aboriginal specific services. The mandate of the strategy is to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles and deliver culture based programs and services to promote holistic healing.


This program has been specifically designed to provide a comprehensive program to urban Aboriginal children between the ages of 7-12.

Anishnawbe Skills Development Program

The Anishnawbe Skills Development Program is a free basic upgrading program in Mathematics and English for individuals aged 18 and over.

Apatisiwin Employment Program

The vision of the Apatisiwin Program is that Aboriginal people gain education, experience, and skills to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.

Children’s Wellness Program

Targeting high-risk youth aged 7-15. The purpose is to decrease drug/alcohol abuse and to address mental health issues that may be a result of family violence.

Community Support Program

Assists with FASD Resources available to urban Aboriginal people. It offers both the traditional and contemporary approaches to FASD on-site training and consultations as well as a Child Nutrition Program.

Courtworker Program

Meeting the needs of the native people who come into conflict with the law and are unfamiliar with the legal system in an urban environment.

Cultural Resource Coordinator

As part of a key component of Walking Together - Ontario’s Long Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, the Cultural Resource Coordinator Program is designed to provide cultural and traditional supports and services for Indigenous children, youth, and families.

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

The HPS seeks to address homelessness by working in partnership with communities, provinces and territories, other federal departments and the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Indigenous Peoples’ Court Coordinator

The Indigenous Peoples Court is a new Holistic way of dealing with our Indigenous People going through the court system.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Program

The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program translates in English to “I am a Kind Man”. The programs goal is to encourage men to speak out and end all forms of violence toward women and to foster healthy relationships.

Life Long Care Program

The life Long Care Program intends to improve the quality of life and living conditions for all Aboriginal people who require Life Long Care.

The Gladue Services Program

The intent of a Gladue Report is to provide information to the court – for sentencing purposes – regarding the life circumstances of an Aboriginal offender.

Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program

This program is taking major strides to help community members to increase their physical activity levels and their cardio-vascular health; to become smoke-free; to increase their knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating practices and weight management; and, to enhance the leadership ability of our youth.


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.

Youth Justice Committee Program

The Thunder Bay Youth Justice Committee Program is based on a restorative approach to justice. It includes participation of victims, offenders and communities to provide an opportunity for healing and reparation for individuals and communities. It gives priority to the offender accountability, needs of the victims, community wellness and healing.

Youth Life Promotions

The YLP program is designed to support urban Indigenous youth ages 13-24 to achieve success. The program is founded on the principles of self-determination and cultural reclamation.

Waabogonee EarlyON

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.

Victim Advocate Program

The Victim Advocate caseworker provides clients who are victims of crime with support and encourages active participation in the Restorative Justice circle process within the Friendship Centre.