To offer the children and parents the necessary tools to improve their lifestyle and to encourage a healthy body, intelligence and emotional growth by promoting knowledge, know-how and awareness. The project is in 3 parts: homework support with parents/children workshops and activities, Social Club and Summer Day Camp.
• To encourage cultural pride and to reinforce cultural identity of the Aboriginal youth.
• To stimulate young people’s interest in their academic life as to improve their performance and behaviour towards their studies.
• To offer to the parents tools that with help them play an active role in the education of their children.
• To respond to the children’s need for a sense of belonging by offering interesting activities in a safe environment, thus contributing to a better mental and physical health.
• To provide to the other members of the family (father, mother, etc…), the tools permitting the child's optimal development.
• To encourage good communication between the children and parents as to prevent at-risk situations.
• Help with homework with the Little Wolves Club.
• Cultural activities with the children so that they can be proud of being of Aboriginal descent.
• Provide children with tools and some tricks to ease their school work and permit them to enjoy attending school because they encounter less difficulties.
• Provide the parents with tools so that they can be helpful with the studies of their children.
• Offer recreational activities so that they can feel good about themselves: leisure time, summer camp.
• Offer activities encouraging a good communication between parents and children as to avoid at-risk situations.
Young Aboriginals from 5-12 years old.
Funding by Health Canada within the Community Action for Children Program.
For several years, the Native Friendship Centre has been organizing summer camps for the 5-12 year old. However, this was the only activity for this age group while all the other clientele (0-5 years and 13+) disposed of services on a regular basis. In 2002, new funding was available and we can now offer services to the 5-12 year old children on a regular basis with the homework tutoring.
SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES
We aim to tool the parents and children but we do not do individual intervention. We do not replace the parent in the role he has with his children for homework, school work signatures, etc…