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Organization: Barrie Native Friendship Centre  
Phone Numbers: 705-721-7689
Toll-Free: 1-855-721-7689
Fax: 705-721-7418
175 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON
L4M 3B4
Intersection: Bayfield St and Wellington St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Board of Directors meet monthly
Public Contacts: Samantha Kinoshameg - Executive Director
705-721-7689 ext 202 *
Service Description: Urban Aboriginal Community Centre that provides direct culturally appropriate programs and services to community members throughout all stages of the life cycle * provide information and support on how to apply for ‘Registered Indian Status Cards’ * provide guest speakers who will discuss Aboriginal issues * hosts a Pow Wow every year on the second weekend in June

Services Include:
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Program
  • Aboriginal Family Support Program
  • Aboriginal Health Outreach Worker
  • Life Long Care Program
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program
  • Akwe:go Program
  • Wasa-Nabin Program
  • Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program
  • Apatisiwin Employment and Training Counsellor
  • Indigenous Criminal Court Worker
  • Indigenous Bail Supervisor
  • Kizhaay Anisinaabe Niin (I’m a Kind Man) Program
  • Restorative Justice Coordinator

Weekly Classes Include:
  • Ojibway Language Classes every Mon from 5:30 pm–7 pm (weather permitting) * call Arlene McKenzie at 705-721-7689 Ext 216 to confirm
  • Bootcamp Classes every Mon from 5:15 pm–6 pm (weather permitting)
  • Cardio Classes every Tue from 5:15 pm–6 pm (weather permitting)
  • Okichitaw Barrie (Martial Arts) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (weather permitting) * call Amaru Mendez at 705-721-7689 Ext 204 to confirm

Fees: Membership - $5 individual for Adults age 19+
Application: Walk-in or call for information * for information about Ojibway classes contact Arlene Mckenzie at extension 216
Eligibility / Target Population: Open to Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Metis and everyone interested in learning about Native culture
Languages: English * Ojibway
Area Served:
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Community Resource Centres
Employment Assistance for Indigenous Peoples
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on December 27, 2018

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