kikinahk friendship centre


About the Centre

The Kikinahk Friendship Centre was incorporated February 4, 1977 and is situated in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The Centre's Executive Director Ron Woytowich. Kikinahk gradually grew from a community service group beginning in late 1976 under the name Neginuk Friendship Centre. Over the years Kikinahk has grown to occupy a large 20,000 square foot building on Boardman Street in La Ronge with a gym, cafeteria, boardroom, several large offices, preschool and a craft/activities room. The centre began with the simple mandate of being a youth activity centre with an emphasis on recreation.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide a cultural centre for Aboriginal persons;
  • To directly provide social welfare services to Aboriginal people through drop-in and phone-in counseling, resource and referral service;
  • To provide a recreational centre to persons of all ages, without discrimination, in La Ronge and area, through provision and sponsoring of recreational activities;
  • To develop programs which enable persons to gain self-confidence and leadership skills;
  • To provide a community focus for relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal persons;
  • To provide job training skills and opportunity for employment for Aboriginal people;
  • To provide advocacy and facilitate community development in meeting the needs of individuals and families in our community.

Programs and Services

  • Aboriginal Headstart
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Kids First
  • Young Parent Program
  • Youth Mediation
  • Family Service Program
  • Youth Outreach
  • Fine Option and Community Service Orders
  • La Ronge Crime Prevention Program
  • Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth
  • After School Program
  • Metis CCAY
  • Skills Link
  • Catering
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