Here at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre we offer a friendly, clean, and warm, atmosphere for the public to visit. Some of the programs and services we offer at our centre are as followed.
- Community Access Program – Computers are available to community members to
– support their job search needs such as resume writing/updating and printing; access on-line job banks; email resumes to potential employers;
– provide technical support/basic computer skills information for those who may have little or no computer experience
- Work Placements/Summer Student Program – We provide
-practicum placements for students to again experience in their chosen field such as Office Administration; Youth Workers
-summer employment for students to gain work experience and earn income for continuing education.
|ONGOING ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS/SERVICES||DESCRIPTION|
|Soup & Bannock||Wednesdays at noon we provide soup and bannock|
|Craft Classes||LNFC’s Youth Centre hosted craft classes to teach the art and traditions of beading, making tobacco pouches, drums and dream catchers|
|Cultural Workshops||LNFC staff facilitate cultural awareness activates for students from various schools|
|Monthly Jam Session||Local musicians/singers volunteer to provide social evening for people of all ages|
|School Presentations||Networking meetings with schools to promote Centre’s programs and activities|
|Women’s Night||Weekly gatherings for women of all ages to share skills such as beadwork, scrapbooking; quilting|
- Skills Training Programs
-class room space is available to training providers to deliver various short term training such as oilfield safety certification/job readiness.
- Outreach Employment and Training Services
– Our Community Intervention Advocate has been available at the Centre Monday-Friday to provide information and assistance regarding resume writing, interview skills; application for funding support for continuing education. Please contact Teneille Littlewolfe at 306-825-6558 to schedule an appointment.
- Training and Employment Referrals
-provide photocopying/faxing services for potential employers, training institutes and student funding sources/job boards and job postings.
- Household , Clothing & Food (when available, we provide)
-canned and dry goods to assist with short-term food needs
-community clothes closet
-free bread/bakery items daily Monday-Friday
-household furniture/appliances/kitchen items
Monday- 9:30am & 1:00pm
Wednesday- 9:30am & 1:00pm
Thursday- 9:30am & 1:00pm
- Referral/advocacy service
-referrals to appropriate service providers to meet the immediate needs of individual, families and groups requesting assistance
-act as a advocate on behalf of individuals experiencing difficulty accessing services
-social and recreation programs are offered to seniors and Aboriginal Elders to address feeling of isolation and lack of physical activity
-monthly Wellness Clinics are offered which provide diabetes and blood pressure monitoring; foot care, etc.
- Nutrition Programs
-we provide soup & bannock on Wednesdays from October 01st to April 30th each year. This meal is free of charge for those who are in need and for those who can we ask a donation of $5.00 per meal
-the youth centre offers community kitchen programs which teach youth how to prepare healthy meals and allow them to take home servings to share with their family
-our kitchen and hall provide at no charge Midwest Food Resources to offer their community kitchen program and assemble the “Good Food Boxes” throughout the year
- Personal Empowerment/Self-Esteem Programs
-the Oskayak Youth Centre provides leadership and life skills activities resulting in improved self-confidence by challenging the youth to broaden their comfort zone and gain new skills
- Spiritual Advisors
-Aboriginal Elders are available to individuals/groups as requested
- Substance Abuse Cessation Referrals/Support
-the Centre is used monthly by the Driving Without Impairment program which is a court ordered program required for those who have been convicted of driving while impaired
-the Centre provides referrals to a broad network of agencies within the community to support individuals who access the Centre
-the Centre maintains a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, drugs, smoking, and substance abuse
- Physical Exercise
-the Oskayak Youth Centre coordinated a variety of sports and recreation activites
-various physical activity programs such as walking groups, water aerobics, dancing
-recreational activities are included as part of the Children’s Summer Day Camp Program