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News & Infomation for The Indigenous Community
Please share or let us know any issues or information that can benefit our community.

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The Entire Team at Anishnebeg Outreach
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Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
07 - 309 Main Street W.
P.O. Box 1510
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Phone: (807)597-1473
Email: nativefriend@bellnet.ca
Website: atikokannativefriendshipcentre.ca
Barrie Native Friendship Centre
175 Bayfield Street
Barrie, ON L4M 3B4

Phone: 705-721-7689
Email: g.sutherland@bnfc.ca
Website: www.barrienfc.ca

Can-am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor
2929 Howard Avenue
Windsor, ON N8X 4W4

Phone: 519-253-3243
Email: admin@caifc.ca
Website: caifc.ca

Dryden Native Friendship Centre

74 Queen Street
Dryden, ON P8N 1A4

Phone: 807-223-4180
Email: dnfc@drytel.net

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
796 Buffalo Road
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5H2

Phone: 905-871-9655
Email: jpoulin@fenfc.org
Website: www.fenfc.org

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre (Midland)
175 Yonge Street
Midland, ON L4R 2A7

Phone: 705-526-5589
Email: gbnfc@gbnfc.com
Website: www.gbnfc.com

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
34 Ottawa Street N.
Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7

Phone: 905-548-9593
Email: support@hric.ca
Website: www.hric.ca

Indian Friendship Centre (Sault Ste. Marie)
122 East Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ONP6A 3C6

Phone: 705-256-5634
Email: exedir@ssmifc.ca
Website: www.ssmifc.com

Ininew Friendship Centre (Cochrane)
190 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 1499
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

Phone: (705) 272-4497
Email: info@ininewfriendshipcentre.ca
Website: www.ininewfriendshipcentre.ca

Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre
41 Murdock Street
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 1H9

Phone: (705) 337-1935
Email: kifc@ntl.sympatico.ca

M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre (Owen Sound)
1723 8th Avenue E.
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3C2

Phone: (519) 371-1147
Email: admin@mwikwedong.com
Website: www.mwikwedong.com

N'Amerind Friendship Centre (London)
260 Colbourne Street
London, ON N6B 2S6

Phone: (519) 672-0131
Website: www.namerind.on.ca

N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre (Sudbury)
110 Elm Street W.
Sudbury, ON P3C 1T5

Phone: (705) 674-2128
Email: nnfcadmin@on.aibn.com
Website: www.nfcsudbury.org

Ne-Chee Friendship Centre (Kenora)
326 Second Street South
P.O. Box 241
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3

Phone: (807) 468-5440
Email: reception@neechee.org
Website: www.nechee.org

Niagara Regional Native Centre (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
382 Airport Road R.R.#4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Phone: (905) 688-6484
Website: nrnc.ca

Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre (Sioux Lookout)
52 King Street
P.O. Box 1299
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8

Phone: (807) 737-1903
Email: ngfcreceptionslkt@knet.ca
Website: www.ngfc.net

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre (Peterborough)
580 Cameron St
Peterborough, ON K9J 3Z5

Phone: (705) 775-0387
Email: admin@nogofc.ca
Website: www.nogofc.ca

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
980 Cassells Street
North Bay, ON P1B 4A6

Phone: (705) 472-2811
Email: info@nbifc.org
Website: www.nbifc.org

Odawa Native Friendship Centre (Ottawa)
100-250 City Centre Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

Phone: (613) 722-3811
Email: info@odawa.on.ca
Website: www.odawa.on.ca

Parry Sound Friendship Centre
13 Bowes Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2K7

Phone: (705) 746-5970
Email: postmaster@parrysoundfriendshipcentre.com
Website: www.parrysoundfriendshipcentre.com

Peel Aboriginal Network (Mississauga)
208 Britannia Road East, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1S6

Phone: (905) 712-4726
Email: pan.info@icloud.com
Website: www.peelaboriginalnetwork.com

Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre
1 Legion Road
P.O. Box 244
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0

Phone: (807) 727-2847
Email: postmaster@rlifc.ca
Website: rlifc.ca

Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre
223 Lochiel Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 4C9

Phone: (519) 344-6164
Email: info@slnfc.org
Website: www.slnfc.org

Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
401 N. Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4P7

Phone: (807) 345-5840
Email: TBIFC@shawcable.com
Website: tbifc.ca

Thunderbird Friendship Centre (Geraldton)
301 Beamish Avenue W.
P.O. Box 430
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0

Phone: (807) 854-1060
Email: Karen.stephenson@thunderbirdfriendshipcentre.ca

Timmins Native Friendship Centre
(Timmins & Moosonee)
179 Kirby Avenue
Timmins, ON P4N 1K1

Phone: (705) 268-6262
Email: reception@tnfc.ca
Website: www.tnfc.ca

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
439 Dundas Street East
Toronto. ON M5A 2B1

Phone: (416) 360-4350
Email: info@councilfire.ca
Website: www.councilfire.ca

United Native Friendship Centre (Fort Frances)
516 Portage Avenue
P.O. Box 752
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1

Phone: (807) 274-8541
Email: inquiry@unfc.org
Website: www.unfc.org

Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries
Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries
Financial assistance you don’t have to pay back!  

Scholarships are typically based on merit.
Grants and bursaries usually take financial need into consideration as well.
Some scholarships, grants and bursaries are also based on
  • academic achievement
  • skill
  • extra-curricular involvement
  • or special abilities.

As an Indigenous person you may have opportunities to help you with post-secondary education above and beyond general mainstream funding. Let us support you in finding your winning funding combinations. At AO we realize that First Peoples can experience multiple and intersectional barriers to starting and finishing your education. Finding an effective pathway of supports along your training and education journey can make the difference. These links can help you in your search.


Funding approved through Anishnabeg Outreach
Apatisiwin Funding

Apatisiwin: This program is for First Nations (Status/non-Status), Métis, Inuit clients looking for Employment, Education and Training support. We cover costs that help you prepare for school and work. We fund for a maximum of one year.

Here are some examples:
  • Money to stay in school, if your only option is to quit and get a job, we can help provide an income while you finish school.
  • We can provide wage subsidies for placements i.e. Internships, Summer Jobs, Apprenticeships, On-The-Job-Training
  • We can pay final year or one year training programs i.e. tuition, childcare, parking, travel, course costs, etc.
  • We also can pay for short term training, i.e. forklift, upgrading, computers, etc.
  • We can provide start up costs for starting a new job or entering school after a long time away. (Maximum of $250.00)
  • We can assist in paying testing fees, CPIC fees, OCAS fees, Drivers License, safety training, moving rental fees, birth certificate costs, workshop fees,  etc.



     OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL FIRST PEOPLES        

Inspire: Indigenous Education Canada’s Future
Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards. Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.

Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries Tool
The Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
 
Canadian Aboriginal Students Portal
Education portal dedicated to assisting Aboriginal Students in researching and acquiring education opportunities such as training resources, skill development, scholarship opportunities and internships.
 
OSAP Indigenous Student Bursary
The Indigenous Student Bursary provides aid to Indigenous students with financial need who are attending either: a publicly–assisted colleges and universities in Ontario or an approved Aboriginal institute in Ontario.
 
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society
An extensive list of scholarships and bursaries available to Aboriginal students, maintained by Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA ) and Windspeaker.
 
Annual Student Achievement Awards
Annually supports four awards through a bursary of $1000.00 for First Nations students in the field of Science and Technology.
ARE YOU STATUS, TREATY OR RECOGNIZED INUIT?

Post-Secondary Student Support Program
Find out how Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provides financial assistance to First Nations and eligible Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs.

ARE YOU ENROLLED WITH THE METIS NATION OF ONTARIO?
If so, there may be funding opportunities open to you.

Metis Nation of Ontario
Métis students can apply for the Métis Student Bursary Program (MSBP) at the Financial Aid Office, Aboriginal Student Liaison Centre or through Student Support Services at the participating college or university. Bursary applications are available to students following registration in the fall.

Do not limit yourself to only Indigenous funding sources!
As a First Nation, Metis and Inuit student you have the right to apply to the same funding that includes everyone.
Here are some extra sources to explore and choose from.

General Sources of Funding for Your Education
Student grants
Money in the form of grants to help finance your post-secondary education. You can qualify to get more than one grant.

Scholarship-Grants.org
Established in 2011, scholarship-grants.org is a free access website created to help search for scholarships, bursaries and grants opportunities. They gather information from 100’s of Colleges, Universities and Institutions across Canada. They have a feature that allows the user to search for specific categories of scholarships.

Scholarships Canada
Lists all relevant scholarships and bursaries free of charge. Students are matched to scholarships and bursaries when they create an account.

University Study. ca
Universitystudy.ca is published by Universities Canada, a national organization representing 97 public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges. The information found on this website is compiled by Universities Canada staff in cooperation with member universities and regional university associations in Canada.

Yconic
Search engine for scholarships and bursaries in Canada.

For Further Support and Help with funding possibilities make sure to connect with your College or University’s Aboriginal Services in the Region of Waterloo and Wellington Counties.
Conestoga College
http://www.conestogac.on.ca/aboriginal-services/
Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, a Place of New Beginnings, provides services for Aboriginal students at Conestoga College, including those who are First Nations (status and non-status), Metis and Inuit. It is a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment that assists students with a smooth transition to college life by providing ongoing student support.

Wilfrid Laurier University
https://students.wlu.ca/student-life/indigenous-initiatives-and-services/index.html
Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Indigenous Initiatives is committed to having Laurier be an extraordinary and empowering experience for all First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. We believe that education, in a welcoming environment, that honours Indigenous people, is the path for our people to be all that we can be. We are here to assist you in all areas of life as students and to ensure you have the best student experience that university can offer.

University of Guelph
https://studentlife.uoguelph.ca/aboriginal/arc
The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) strives to be a home-away-from-home for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and the community.  You can talk with the staff, meet other students, and join in activities and cultural events.

University of Waterloo
https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/waterloo-indigenous-student-centre
The services we provide are premised on understanding, respect, and trust, as well as a recognition of and sensitivity to the different cultural values and rights of Indigenous peoples and cultures.
COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL

Do you want to complete your credits to achieve your high school diploma (GED)? You may be able to do so with our help!  Your options include various adult learning programs in the region.



For more general information about alternatives approached to achieving your highschool diploma especially for adult learners returning to school.  


Goverment & Legal Indigenous Information
JUSTICE COORDINATOR
Region of Waterloo
Get support & Assistence related to legal maters.
http://www.wrcls.ca/

STATUS CARD APPLICATION INFORMATION
Canada
https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032374/1100100032378

Ontario
https://www.ontario.ca/page/indian-status-and-identification-cards

TAX REBATES, APPLICATION FORMS & INFORMATION
Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/gst-hst-businesses/gst-hst-indigenous-peoples.html

Goverment & Legal Indigenous Information
Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries Tool
 
https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1351185180120/1351685455328
 
The Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
 
 
Post-Secondary Student Support Program
 
http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033682/1100100033683
 
Find out how Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provides financial assistance to First Nations and eligible Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs.
 
 
Student grants
 
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/grants.html
 
Money in the form of grants to help finance your post-secondary education. You can qualify to get more than one grant.
 
 
Inspire | Indigenous Education Canada’s Future
 
https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/
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