Timmins Native Friendship Centre

The Timmins Native Friendship Centre has become known as the largest service provider for urban Aboriginal people.  In recognition of the ever changing society in which we live, we remain dedicated to improving the quality of the lives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our community.

 

CARING for everyone

Our philosophy is one that encompasses all people in the community who request our assistance.  Today the Centre continues to embrace their responsibility in creating positive changes and building a bridge of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. 

Aboriginal Courtworker Program

We can advocate for traditional programming for clients instead of western programs during pleas, bail phase as well as for diversion. 

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Akwe:go

“All of us” Program

Our Child and Youth Programs offer services not just to youth, but to their families as well.

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Literacy/Basic Skills/Academic Career Entrance Program

Offers continuous enrollment for individuals ages 19 + with the goal to obtain their equivalency.  We also offer cultural learning opportunities to build resiliency within the individual.

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Healing & Wellness

Although the healing and wellness program aims to prevent and reduce violence against women and children, men can also be referred to the program and at present are more than half the current case load.

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Did you know?

“The Kiskinohamatowin Alternative Secondary School Program offers a wide variety of cultural activities as part of their programming in order to help students feel engaged in their learning and to earn credits while also providing opportunities to connect with themselves, with others and with their culture? Past activities have included goose plucking, bear grease medicine making, snowshoeing, lacrosse, ice fishing, and medicine walks / medicine picking.”

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Community Safety and Well Being Plan

 “To achieve the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, access to services and where individuals can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression”

 

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