The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee is happy to announce that the Out of the Cold Warming Centre is now open 7 nights/week at the Apostolic Way Church, 324 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario. The nightly hours of operation are 8:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. The centre will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31, 2019.
Notices & Announcements
The Fort Frances Lakers Annual Toy Drive was held on Friday, December 6, 2019, with proceeds donated to our Adopt-a-Family Program. Gichi miigwetch to the Lakers and fans for your generous donations and continued support! GO LAKERS! Jennifer Kivimaki and Morgan Jourdain, Homelessness Outreach Workers (pictured) were in attendance accepting all of the wonderful donations of toys.
In the winter/spring of 2018, the United Native Friendship Centre, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres and the National Film Board of Canada came together and created a short film reflecting some of the programming we offer here at the UNFC. We wish to thank the UNFC Board of Directors, staff, Elders and community members who participated. We welcome you to view our film on the National Film Board of Canada's Indigenous Cinema site. Click here.
The Government of Canada’s Connecting-Families initiative was launched on November 13th 2018. It will enable selected Canadian families to access high speed Internet service packages from participating Internet Service Providers - for $10 per month. The Connecting Families initiative will reduce the cost of Internet for hundreds of thousands of Canadians and distribute up to 50,000 computers to eligible households to equip them with tools, skills, access and experience to participate in the digital economy. Official webpage: https://ic.gc.ca/eic/site/111.nsf/eng/home The not-for-profit Computers for Success Canada (cfsc-opec.org) has been contracted by the Government of Canada to help deliver the Connecting Families initiative. To benefit from the initiative, eligible families will have received a letter from the Government of Canada and will have to sign up through an online Portal.
For more information or to sign up, contact Joelyn Foadi-Frennette, Literacy Worker, 274-8541.
Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) can access Ontario's Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) for confidential, culturally responsive, trauma-informed and victim-centered assistance. To view poster and contact information, click here.