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Indigenous Organizations for Youth

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC)
Dakota Ojibway Child & Family Services

Address:  Forest Hills Administration Office - Swan Lake First Nation, PO Box 370, R1N 3P1
702 Douglas Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 7B2
Long Plains Community Office, Box 1629, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Portage la Prairie Urban Office, 180-5010 Crescent Road West Box 1509, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 4B1
Phone: 1-204-834-2323
Toll Free: Administration Office: 1-877-508-8289
After Hour Emergencies: 1-800-263-6237 (26DOCFS)
Fax: 1-204-252-2520 
Long Plains Community Office: 1-204-252-2280     
Portage la Prairie Urban Office: 1-204-856-5570
Website: https://www.docfs.org/
Services: Provides child protection and family services under the auspices of the Southern First Nation Network of Care. (Southern Authority)
Eligibility: Those members of the eight DOTC communities has access to DOCFS services wherever they live in the Province of Manitoba.
How to Access: Phone, visit their webpage or go to their main offices located in Portage la Prairie, Brandon or Winnipeg.
Hours: N/A
Additional Information: DOCFS delivers services to the eight DOTC communities: Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation, Long Plain First Nation, Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and Swan Lake First Nation.

 

Dakota Ojibway Community Futures Development Corporation
Address: 310-200 Alpine Way, Headingley, MB R4H 1C8 
Phone: 1-204-988-5372
Toll free: 1-866-988-5373      
Website: https://cfmanitoba.ca/dakota-ojibway
Email: info@docfdc.mb.ca
Services: DOCFDC is mandated to assist and promote local economic development initiatives within the Dakota Ojibway region. The DOCFDC provides access to capital and business services to small and medium sized businesses. Our goal is to provide resources that will promote sustainable development. 
How to Access: Phone or visit their website
Hours: N/A

 

DOTC - Social Development
Address: 345 10th Street. Brandon, Manitoba. R7A 4E9
Phone: 204-729-3600
Website: https://www.dotc.mb.ca/social-development​
Email: N/A
Services: Program is responsible for providing second level services to member First Nations in areas of: Management activities, data collection systems, case management systems, integration of social programs, policy development in social programs. 
Eligibility: Member of First Nation - Implementation and advisory aspects of activities is determined by requirement expressed. 
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone or visit the offices for more information and access to the Social Development programs. 
Hours: N/A
Additional Information: Long Plain and Swan Lake First Nations have CFNFA arrangements allowing for flexibility and opportunity to enhance the activities through integration within their own programs and with other federal and provincial programs 

 

Manitoba Metis Federation
Address: South West Region-Satellite Office, 107 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L7 
Phone: 204-857-7039
Website: MMF Main: http://www.mmf.mb.ca  
Portage MMF: http://www.southwestmmf.ca 
Services: Reunification & Repatriation - supporting families who wish to re-establish their family unit through referral and advocacy. Child & Family Support Through Referral & Advocacy - community liaison workers are available to assist individuals and families to access and utilize various services (Child & Family Services, income security, justice system, family violence, health, parenting). Elder Support. Employment & Training - delivers labour market programs and services to assist in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. 
Eligibility: Metis membership. 
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone or visit the website and offices for the Manitoba Metis Federation Offices located in Winnipeg. 
Hours: N/A
Additional Information: Southwest Region Satellite Office is an extension of the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Regional Office. It provides information and services to southwest members in rural Southwestern Manitoba.

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association   
Address: 160 Provencher Blvd. Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0H3  
Phone: 1-204-927-1221
Website: http://www.nada.ca/ 
Email: coordinator@nada.com 
Services: Provides programs, awareness and diabetes education, addressing diabetes and Aboriginal people as a priority health issues by working with people, Aboriginal communities and organizations in a culturally respectful manner in promoting health lifestyles among Aboriginal people.  
Eligibility: Those of Aboriginal communities; Anyone. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Phone or email for more information.  
Hours:  N/A   

Portage Aboriginal Head Start
Address: 1500 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 0N5 
Phone: 204-239-5853
Website: http://www.mbaboriginalheadstart.ca/ 
Email: info@mbaboriginalheadstart.ca 
Services: AM Ojibway Session, PM Ojibway Session (max. 20 children in each session). Program Components: Culture & language, education, health promotion, nutrition, social support, parental and family involvement. 
Eligibility: Children between the ages of 3-5, priority given to 4-year-old children. 
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone or visit their website for more details on opportunities around Portage and greater detail on programs.
Hours: N/A

Yellowquill College 
Address: 480 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J1 
Phone: Winnipeg: 1-204-953-2800 
Fax: 1-204-953-2810 
Website: http://yellowquill.org/ 
Email: reception@yellowquill.org 
Services: Business Certificate, Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Certificate and Diploma, Aboriginal Business Management and Entrepreneurship Diploma (New), Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Community Diabetes Prevention Worker Certificate, Community Health Worker Program Certificate/Diploma (Modular), First Nation Child and Family Services Worker Diploma, First Nation Community Management Diploma, First Nation Management and Administration, Mature Grade 12 Diploma 
Eligibility: At least 18 years of age, 
Cost: Varies depending on enrollment and additional fees or expenses. 
How to Access: Applications are available online and through their Admissions Office. Applications must have attached an official transcript of your current education standing (e.g. high school, adult basic education). 
Hours: N/A 
Additional Information: All applications will be acknowledged; those with special entrance procedures, details will be sent to you. Preference is given to Manitoba residents when courses are heavily subscribed (those outside of Manitoba should support their applications with their reasons for wishing to study at Yellowquill College).

Portage Aboriginal Head Start
Address: 1500 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 0N5 
Phone: 204-239-5853
Website: http://www.mbaboriginalheadstart.ca/ 
Email: info@mbaboriginalheadstart.ca 
Services: AM Ojibway Session, PM Ojibway Session (max. 20 children in each session). Program Components: Culture & language, education, health promotion, nutrition, social support, parental and family involvement. 
Eligibility: Children between the ages of 3-5, priority given to 4-year-old children. 
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone or visit their website for more details on opportunities around Portage and greater detail on programs.
Hours: N/A

 

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