Alternative Secondary School Program in Friendship Centres (ASSP)

Friendship Centres partner with local district school boards to offer high school curriculum, cultural supports, life skills and other services as required, and connect students to the support of the Friendship Centre and the urban Indigenous community.  ASSPs in Friendship Centres are innovative, locally developed programs that assist urban Indigenous students personalize their learning so they can achieve their goals, including graduating with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


With 26 local service delivery sites across the province, Apatisiwin is the largest provider of employment and training services for urban Indigenous people in Ontario. Apatisiwin's Employment Counsellors provide community-based and one-to-one supports and resources, and can assist clients to access a range of training, education and skills development opportunities.

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