Programs & Services

Drop-in centre

In addition to supportive services and programming, the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre also provides daily drop-in services, which include:

  • Access to a public washroom
  • Access to a public phone
  • Photocopy, fax, and printing services
  • Computer for essential use – Donation room
  • Coffee and toast served daily (until supplies last)
  • Hot lunch served once per week (until supplies last)

Four Winds housing program

At the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre, two full time Housing Support Workers work in collaboration with the cultural support and resolution health support workers to promote housing stability and reduce homelessness.

The housing support workers provide services to clients to support obtaining and maintaining safe, secure, affordable housing.

These services include (but are not limited to) assisting in housing searches, contacting emergency shelters, case planning, collaborating with other organizations for services, assisting clients with lowincome housing applications/regular housing applications, arrange or provide transportation for appointments and house viewings, food security (assist in set up of food bank and reach food boxes), assist in applying for income assistance and general advocacy and support.

When a client secures housing, supports can continue in the form of in-home supports (1-2x per week depending on case plan and client need). 

*NYFC does not own, operate, or lease any housing. We work closely with housing providers such as Silver Sage and Namerind Housing to assist clients in securing housing.

Resolution Health Support Program

The Resolution Health Support Program provides emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental support to Indian residential school survivors (IRSS), their families and communities through programming and case management.

These services include (but are not limited to):

  • Elder Support
  • Women/Men Support Groups
  • Help in assisting with Day-school /60s scoop applications
  • Advocacy/Support at talking circles and legal proceedings

Resolution Health Support Workers work alongside other NYFC programs such as housing and cultural supports to case plan and case manage to ensure clients have access to a wide array of services that promote a holistic approach to over-all wellbeing.

Other services provided is working with a team to organize programs, services, and events for Indian residential school survivors (IRSS) and their family members to promote healing and wellness using both Traditional and non-Traditional healing practices.

Youth Outreach Program

The purpose of the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre’s Youth Outreach Program is to provide urban youth access to a wide variety of social and recreational activities and programs. Youth are the future and constitute the largest demographic of our population. Therefore, it is very important that they have the opportunity to learn, grow, and acquire skills that will empower them to become our future leaders.

Youth Outreach Program activities include gym nights, game nights, beading classes, art classes, dance classes, improv nights, movie nights, resume writing workshops, homework help, etc. The program is available to any urban youth between the ages of 12 to 18 and transportation is available if needed!

Please keep up to date with Youth Outreach programming by following NYFC’s Facebook page at

Nēwo yōtina powwow Program

The Nēwo Yōtina Powwow Program provides an opportunity for urban youth, adults, and elders to be introduced to and to share their knowledge of the powwow circuit. The program has been in operation since 2012 and it runs every year from September to March.

Skilled dance instructors help participants learn powwow protocol and etiquette. With this program, we provide cultural awareness, a source of recreation and an engaging environment in which participants can network and socialize. Everyone is welcome to attend, no matter the age or skill level!

Please keep up to date with the Nēwo Yōtina Powwow Program by following NYFC’s Facebook page at