Programs

Aboriginal Court Worker

Program Description: To help Aboriginal people charged with a criminal offence receive fair, equitable and culturally sensitive treatment before the law, Court Workers: Provide Aboriginal persons charged with an offence and their family members with timely and accurate information at the earliest possible stage of the criminal justice process; Refer Aboriginal persons charged with an…

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Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

Objectives Reduce Family Violence through community awareness, education and peer counselling Provide crisis intervention for women and children at risk Address underlying mental/emotional issues that contribute to violence and dysfunction Services Crisis Intervention Advocacy Culturally appropriate services Support Groups Referrals for Shelters Crisis Centres Housing Options Legal Services Therapists Health Services Workshops/Training Healthy Relationships Roles…

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AKWE:GO

Goals This program has been specifically designed to provide a comprehensive program to urban Aboriginal children between the ages of 7 – 12. The goal of the program is to provide urban Aboriginal children with the support, tools and healthy activities which will build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices. This…

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Apatisiwin Program

Apatisiwin offers employment and training interventions and other activities designed to support and promote education and employment outcomes for urban Indigenous people residing in Ontario. As part of the Mwikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre, the Apatisiwin program offers employment & training interventions to support and promote education and employment outcomes for urban Indigenous people residing in…

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Building Gender Diverse Communities

Building Gender & Sexually Diverse Communities Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer and Indigenous LGBTQQIAP+ community members deserve dedicated supports within their communities. This project recognizes the needs of folxs of diverse gender and sexual identities. We are all part of the circle. Services include: Support for anyone that identifies or is questioning as gender or sexually diverse, or their…

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Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The  M’Wikwedong Indigenous Prenatal Nutrition Program provides services for pregnant and postnatal Indigenous families in a culturally sensitive and supportive manner. Programs provided include cooking and nutrition, infant development, traditional crafts, exercise opportunities, prenatal classes  and group lactation support. Services offered are home and hospital visits, fresh food bags,  breastfeeding counseling, and connections to Elders…

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Community Action Program for Children

This program is for off Reserve Aboriginal families The Community Action Program for Children 0-6yrs (CAPC) at M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre gives off reserve First Nations, Metis, and Inuit families the opportunity and services they need. The goal of the off reserve Indigenous component of the Brighter Futures CAPC is to strengthen families and communities…

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Cultural Resource Coordinator Program

The focus of the Cultural Resource Coordinator will be to use traditional teachings, ceremonies and events across all our programs to build strong children, youth and families. The coordinator will also work collaboratively with other agencies through outreach and strategic partnerships to build community capacity to heal and grow. The Cultural Resource Coordinator is the…

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EarlyOn Child and Family Centre

The EarlyOn Child and Family Centre at M’Wikwedong NCRC offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children ages 0-6 years and their parents or caregivers. Many of these are co-led with the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), the Canadian Pre/Postnatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), and the Akwe:go youth group. We incorporate traditional Aboriginal…

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Giiwe and the Indigenous Supportive Housing (ISHP) program

GIIWE The Giiwe Project was launched by M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre in April 2018. Giiwe creates a safe space to foster meaningful collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies and organizations. Giiwe, is a word in Anishinaabemowin, the Ojibway language, that can be translated into “s/he goes home”(The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, 2015). https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/latest/breaking-down-silos-in-rural-communities-employing-a-whole-systems-approach This initiative is…

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Indigenous Alcohol and Drug Worker

About the Program To ensure the provision of culturally-appropriate mental health and addictions support services to urban Indigenous community members. The program will be designed to address individual, family, and community mental health and addiction needs utilizing a wholistic approach to care (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). Services include but not limited to: Conducts peer-counseling sessions…

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Indigenous Children’s Wellness Program

Program Goal To mitigate the impact of witnessing violence and provide urban Indigenous children with tools to support positive development and life choices as they grow. Provide Indigenous parents/caregivers, community partners and organizations with the tools to begin designing an effective community response to ending violence against women and children. Objectives In a safe one-to-one…

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Life Long Care Program

The Life Long Care Program (LLCP) is funded by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC). The program provides community support services to all urban Aboriginal clients, irregardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail elderly or require acute/chronic continuum of care. The Life Long Care Program also makes every attempt to provide…

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Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living

The Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program (UAHLP) can help you achieve your lifestyle goals! 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…

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Wasa-Nabin – Youth

“Wasa-Nabin” is an Ojibway word meaning “to look forward” Wasa-Nabin is a self-development program for urban Indigenous at-risk youth (ages 13-18.  By accessing the services and supports offered by the Wasa-Nabin program, youth will learn goal setting, leadership skills development, and how to make healthy choices, ultimately leading to healthier lifestyles and personal success.  Activities…

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Wiisinadaa – Let’s Eat!

This program aims to revitalize our traditional food systems which will help reduce rates of diabetes.  We provide access and availability to a vulnerable sector of our communities: The urban Indigenous peoples. We want to identify, overcome and eliminate the barriers to having healthy, traditional foods as a part of our lifestyles. If you or…

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