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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Advocacy Project for Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ People

Description 1. Provide support and services for gender and sexually diverse people within Friendship Centre communities. 2. Utilize existing Indigenous community capacity to support self-defined needs from a culture based framework. 3. To support a Trauma informed approach to community-building and inclusion. 4. Research ways to better do this and look at where we have…

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AKWE:GO

In following the rules of COVID-19 Social Distancing, the Akwe:go after school program will continue via video on Zoom (download it here: https://zoom.us/). Parents are to contact Mara if they wish to book a Zoom meeting for their child.   Goals This program has been specifically designed to provide a comprehensive program to urban Aboriginal…

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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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Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

What We Do M’Wikwedong’s Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program provides programs and services for pregnant and postnatal aboriginal women and their families in a culturally sensitive and supportive manner. Programs provided include cooking and nutrition, infant development, traditional crafts, exercise and prenatal classes. Services offered are home and hospital visits, fresh food bags, weekly food vouchers,…

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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 Native Cultural Resource Centre gives off reserve First Nations, Metis, and Inuit families the opportunity and services they need.   The Goal of the off reserve aboriginal component of the Brighter Futures CAPC is to strengthen families…

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Cultural Resource Coordinator Program

M’Wikwedong is pleased to now have a Cultural Resource Coordinator.  Our focus will be to use traditional teachings, ceremonies and events across all our programs to build strong children, youth and families.  Our coordinator will also work collaboratively with other agencies through outreach and strategic partnerships to build community capacity to heal and grow.  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 is an Indigenous-led partnership among social service agencies and other relevant organizations in Grey County.   Giiwe aims to reduce Indigenous homelessness by fostering more interconnected housing related supports that are equipped to respond to Indigenous-specific housing needs and preferences. This…

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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…

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