Akwe:go Urban Indigenous Children’s Program:

The Akwe:go Program aims to improve the quality of life of urban indigenous children (aged 7-12) through the delivery of culturally appropriate activities and services. Program objectives include:

  1. Social Supports: to address self-esteem, victimization, and peer pressure issues;
  2. Children In Care: to increase access to culturally appropriate services for children in care and their families;
  3. Health and Physical Development: to address inter-related health impacts of poverty, diabetes, and obesity;
  4. Institutional Interventions: to provide school suspension supports, access to literacy initiatives, and to encourage healthy relationships with peers and authority figures; and
  5. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and/or Other Disabilities: to provide access to tutoring/mentoring, supervised physical activities, and parent support.

Akwe:go Coordinator
(705) 746-5970 ext. 111
705 773 8189 Cell


Community Action Program for Children:

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a community-based program that promotes the healthy development of young children (aged 0-6 years). The program also encourages partnerships that strengthen capacity and increase support for vulnerable children and families. Unlike the other programs offered at the Parry Sound Friendship Centre, CAPC is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Because of this, CAPC programs vary by location; however, they all share the following guiding principles:

  1. Children first;
  2. Equality and accessibility;
  3. Community-based;
  4. Strengthening and supporting families;
  5. Flexibility; and
  6. Partnerships.

At the Parry Sound Friendship Centre, you can expect: parent/child groups (i.e., “Tiny Tots”), parenting classes and home visits. For more information, please contact:

CAPC Coordinator

Mary Ann Pawis
705 774-1800