Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Windsor - Tecumseh Rd E

Service: Aboriginal Programs and Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-253-3243
Fax 519-253-7876
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Bethany Rosebush, Laity^tehta? - Literacy Coordinator, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre; Phone: (Business) ext 128; Email:
Alternate Contact Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) HEALING AND WELLNESS TEAM 
Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator (AHW) 
* Ensure that the healing and wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed. 
Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Worker Program (AADW) 
* To provide traditional and non-traditional addictions prevention, recovery and rehabilitation services. 
Aboriginal Community Mental Health Program (ACMH) 
* Provides culture based mental health services to Aboriginal people regardless of their legal definition. 
Cultural Resource Coordinator (CRC) 
* Provide, coordinate and support all junctures of cultural knowledge, promote cultural awareness, safety and competency while promoting healing and reconcilliation 
Life Long Care Program (LLC) 
* To promote clients with the highest possible quality of life and personal independence 
* Provide support services for off-reserve Aboriginal Elder/Seniors as well as disabled or chronically ill people of all ages 
Aboriginal Health Outreach Worker (AHOW) 
* Provides linkage between Aboriginal families and health care system 
* Provides individual, group, family services to support Aboriginal Heatlh 
Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program (UAHLP) 
* Empowering individuals to live healthy, active lifestyles through sports, physical activities, recreation and healthy eating  
Kizhaay Anishinaae Niin Program (KANP) 
* Translates to "I Am A Kind Man" 
* Education for men to address issues of abuse against women, re-establishes traditional responsibilities through our teachings 
Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Awareness (AYCMHA) 
* Provides friendly and confidential support to children and youth up to age 18yrs that are struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues 
Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Ages 0-6 yrs (AHBHC) 
* Assist all Aboriginal families to provide the best opportunities for healthy development for children up to 6 years of age. 
AKWE:GO - Ages 7 - 12 yrs (AKWEGO) 
* Client / Referral Based Program 
* To improve the quality of life of at-risk urban Aboriginal children through the delivery of culturally appropriate services and programs. 
WASA-NABIN - Ages 13 - 18 yrs (WN) 
* Client / Referral Based Program 
* To provide a place to go for social connection, cultural awareness, support tools and health activities to encourage healthy lifestyle choices 
Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living - Healthy Kids - Ages 0-18 yrs (UAHL-HK) 
* Helps improve the health and well-being of Urban Aboriginal children and families to increase participation in sports, physical activity and healthy eating for a long healthy lifestyle 
LATIY^TE'HTA?AS - Literacy Program (LIT) 
* Adult education program offering help to people (19 yrs and older) who wish to upgrade their education for personal reasons, employment or prepare for more training/education 
Apatisiwin Program (APAT) 
* To provide strength, promote self –reliance, enhance the unity of our people, and improve opportunities for meaningful employment  
Aboriginal/Indigenous Housing Advocate (AHA, IHA) 
* Supports Aboriginal community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness though client/referral based program 
Information on obtaining Indian Status 
* call CAIFC for more information
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Meetings See Website and Facebook Page
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Local Urban Aboriginal Native Community 
Ontario residents 19 years and older, with reading, writing and math skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum * must have facility in English
Application Intake Process and/or Registration May Be Required (call or drop-in to arrange an appointment)
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor develops a multitude of programs and services that encompass the cultural, economic, social, and political objectives of the Aboriginal community in the Windsor-Essex area. 
* strives to improve the quality of life of the Windsor Aboriginal Community through the provision of culturally-appropriate programs 
* services in the areas of health, education, counselling and services in accordance with traditional, spiritual and contemporary teachings 
* promote Aboriginal unity and cultural identity through social events which respect and honour all the diverse beliefs of our people
Established 1981
Primary Executive Matthew Nahdee, Executive Director, Can Am Indian Friendship Centre; Phone: ext 219; Email:
Alternate Executive Phone: ext 229
Funding City / Town - City of Windsor ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy; Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1699 Northway Ave
Windsor, ON N9B 3L8
Intersection Aubin Rd and Tecumseh Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
Other Details
Print Material Websire ( and Facebook Page (Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre)

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