M'Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

Record #: GBA1601
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Apr 2023

Description

Description (Service) Provides a meeting place where individuals or families can interact to strengthen and promote cultural programs and to educate about what is important to Anishnabek people and develop awareness and strengthen knowledge of issues important to all people.
Centre provides a variety of programs. Anyone who is interested in accessing or learning about programs can stop by the centre, call or visit website to view program calendars.

Program activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Play area for children, sitting area for adults, TV, books to read, refreshments, resource library, computer open for public use (job search, resource information, assignments)
  • Provides programs and services for pregnant and postnatal Indigenous women and their families.
  • Incorporates traditional Indigenous teachings into the programs.
  • Improves the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of off-reserve Indigenous children, youth, adults and elderly.
  • Provides a space that creates a positive sense of Indigenous identity and sense of belonging in Friendship Centres for Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA+ people.
  • Provides community support services to all urban Indigenous clients, irregardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail elderly or require acute/chronic continuum of care.
  • Provides crisis intervention for adults and children at risk. Addresses underlying mental/emotional issues that contribute to violence and dysfunction. Reduces family violence through community awareness, education and peer counselling.
  • Provides healthy foods through programs, with access to traditional foods and knowledge.
  • Works collaboratively with other agencies through outreach and strategic partnerships to build community capacity to heal and grow.
  • Employment and training designed to support and promote education and employment through services such as job bank, employment counselling, referrals and use of resources and pre-employment training.
  • Assists Indigneous people involved in the Canadian justice better understand their rights, options and responsibilities when appearing before the courts.
  • Addresses individual, family, and community mental health and addiction needs utilizing a wholistic approach to care (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual).
  • Works towards reducing Indigenous homelessness in Grey County (Giiwe - an inter-organizational housing-related response for Indigenous-specific housing needs and preferences)

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, for evening events and activities, check program calendars
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Varies by program, call for details
Languages Ojibway - Programs; Other - If Ojibway is required, the Centre will do their best to accommodate
Fees Membership ; Family Membership: $10, Single Membership: $5, Elder Membership: Free

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
1045 3rd Ave W
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 5W6
 
View Google Map
Intersection 3rd Ave W and 11 St W
Physical Access Accessible

Contact information

Office Phone 519-371-1147
Fax 519-371-6181
E-Mail admin@mwikwedong.com
Website https://mwikwedong.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mncrc/?ref=bookmarks
Mailing Address 1045 3rd Ave W 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 5W6

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