The Akwe:go program is grounded in cultural traditions providing a sense of belonging for urban Indigenous children ages 7 – 12. The program offers a variety of strategies such as one-to-one activities, group activities, and family circles to encourage positive behaviours and wellbeing. The program supports individualized goals to enhance the child’s area of need; supporting social skills, educational intervention, individuals with disabilities, violence prevention, children in care or at risk of being in the care of the Children’s Aid Society, 2SLGBTQ+ supports, and positive nutrition and physical activity practices. The Akwe:go program provides a space where urban Indigenous children can feel safe to be themselves and accepted.
An added component of the Akwe:go program is the Student Nutrition Program (SNP). The SNP seeks to improve the ability of children and youth to concentrate and succeed, both in school and daily life, through the provision of healthy meals and snacks.
This service can be found at the following Friendship Centres