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

Children & Family Services

Providing Life-Journey Support Services

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

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).

Akwe:go

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

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.

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.

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.

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.