Friendship Centre Programs
Aboriginal Courtwork Program
The Aboriginal Courtwork Program provides assistance to all Aboriginal people who are in conflict with the law, whether they are Status, Non-status or Metis.
Margaret Linklater - Sudbury Court
Norman Beauvais - Sudbury Court
Rachael Manitowabi- Wikwemikong Court
Mary Grace McGregor - Birch Island/Espanola Court
Aboriginal Family Courtwork Program
The Aboriginal Family Courtwork Program is designed to assist all Aboriginal people who are in the court process whether they are Status, Non-Status, Inuit or Metis.
Taryn Michel - Family Court Worker
N'Swakamok Alternative School
The mission of the N'Swakamok Alternative School is to create a comfortable, educational environment that is sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal students. All areas of life (emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual) are addressed so that the student can become an active member in the community and obtain a secondary school graduate diploma and integrate into the career world.
Kelly-Lee Assinewe - Native Education Worker
Apatisiwin Employment and Training Program
To assist Aboriginal people (over the age of 15) in identifying and securing employment opportunities. To identify and access education and training with the ultimate goal of obtaining meaningful employment. To identify and breach the barriers Aboriginal people face in competing and maintaining employment in the job market.
Rachael Flamand - Employment Coordinator
Lorraine Migwans- Intake Worker
Translation Program & Healing and Wellness Program
To work jointly with health professionals and agencies ensuring that a more effective and efficient service is provided to the urban Aboriginal population who request translation services.
Bridget Elliott - Translation Worker
To ensure that the Healing & Wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed by implementing the Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles and provide culture based programming.
Ann Marie Recollet - Healing & Wellness Worker
Life Long Care Program
The goal of the Life Long Care program is to identify and assess the life long care needs of Aboriginal people within our urban Aboriginal community by providing the support and services necessary to live a full and independent life.
Tony Tyson - Life Long Care Worker
Sue Roque - Life Long Care Worker
CCAY Program (Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth)
Provide support skills and visioning opportunities for Aboriginal youth 12-29 years of age. The primary focus is to encourage youth to take a holistic approach to their life planning and preparation.
Aboriginal Homelessness and Housing Support Program
To develop a support system for Homeless Aboriginals. To assist clients in developing basic life skills which will help in self motivation. To increase the awareness of homelessness in the City of Greater Sudbury .
Darren McGregor - Aboriginal Homelessness and Housing Support Worker
Olivia Parry- Aboriginal Homelessness and Housing Support Worker
Wanda Beaudry – Aboriginal Homelessness and Housing Case Manager
Aboriginal Family Support Program
To provide assistance to children 0-6 years of age. To promote nutrition/health. To promote education on child rearing. To provide social/recreational involvement. To refer individuals to community services.
Trina Cameron - Aboriginal Family Support Worker
Sandi Manitowabi - Aboriginal Family Support Worker
Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program
Our goal is to provide community based education and health related program for Aboriginal women who are expecting or who already have young children. We will educate, encourage and support women to enhance their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well being.
Rose O'Bumsawin – Prenatal Worker
Vanessa Pelletier - Prenatal Worker Assistant
Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for urban Aboriginal children by promoting optimum physical, cognitive, communicative and social development skills for at risk Aboriginal children age 0-6.
For more information please contact:
Ursula Abel - Aboriginal Healthy Babies Worker
Aboriginal Childrens's Wellness Strategy Program
The goal of the Aboriginal Children's Wellness Strategy Program is to improve the quality of life for urban Aboriginal youth by promoting and implementing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects into the programming. Providing activities with these four aspects will help Aboriginal youth achieve wellness and balance in a supportive and fun environment.
Jennifer Fox - ACWS Coordinator
Drug and Alcohol
To assist Aboriginal people in addressing alcohol & drug issues and preventing/minimizing the negative effects of addictive substances in the Aboriginal individual, family and community.
Lisa Osawamick - Drug & Alcohol Worker
Brian Nootchtai - Drug & Alcohol Worker
This program is designed for urban at-risk Aboriginal children from the ages of 7-12 years. The program takes a holistic approach and incorporates the four aspects of the medicine wheel (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) into the program to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Koreen Lewis – AKWE:GO Coordinator
Melodie Thomas – AKWE:GO Coordinator
The Wasa-Nabin Program is designed to improve the quality of life if urban Aboriginal youth through the delivery of culturally appropriate services and programs. The program is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive set of activities for at risk urban Aboriginal youth ages 13-18 yrs.
Darryl Walker - Wasa-Nabin Program Coordinator
Urban Aboriginal Healthy Lifestyles Programs
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.
Shashia Metatawabin - Healthy Living Worker
Community Support Program
The Community Support Worker will be responsible for providing overall program delivery in the area of child nutrition and FAS/FAE including working with all participating agencies involved.
Teresa McGregor - Community Support/FASD Worker
Executive Director: Marie Meawasige
Bookkeeper: Christine Pheasant
Administration/Finance Clerk: Heather Gunner