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Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Boozhoo! The safety of Dryden Native Friendship Centre (DNFC) clients, families, volunteers, staff and community members is our number one priority. The World Health Organization declared COVID 19 a global pandemic. Although the perceived risk in Ontario is currently low, we are implementing strategies to manage and prevent spread of the virus. Many of our clients are seniors with underlying health issues and are vulnerable.

Effective immediately until further notice: Dryden Native Friendship Centre will be suspending all programming and our Centre will be closed to the public. We at DNFC shall monitor and make the community aware of programming re-launch dates in April. These measures may be extended as more information becomes available.

The following limited services will be available:

  • Phone check ins by program coordinators

  • Limited urgent transportation for medical only as arranged by program coordinators, if available.

If you know of anyone who is isolated or in need of support, please contact our line

(888)838-3632 Ext. 7, which will be available Monday to Friday between 8:30-4:30.

During these challenging times, we at DNFC will continue to make the best decisions we can for the well-being of staff and community.


Cheryl Edwards

Executive Director

Resources and Help Lines:

Government of Canada Coronavirus Information Line: 1-833-784-4397

EI Sickenss benefits: 1-833-381-2725

Northwestern Health Unit 1-800-830-5978 after hours: 1-866-475-6505

Dryden Dingwall Medical Clinic: (807)223-6683

Dryden Regional Health Centre: (807)223-8200

Hoshizaki House: (807)223-3226

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

KDSB: 1-800-461-5766 Confederation College: (807)223-3035

Talk 4 Healing: 1-855-544-4325"

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