Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres – Alternative Secondary School Programs (ASSP)

The ASSP within Native Friendship Centres was originally established in 1990 to address the endemically high dropout rates for Aboriginal high school students in Ontario. The ASSP's aim is to help students to deal with the issues affecting their academic achievement by providing access to a number of culturally appropriate supports including culturally relevant curriculum, traditional teachings and a wide spectrum of programmes and services offered through the Friendship Centres.

Friendship Centres deliver the ASSPs in partnership with their local district school boards. Each program is considered a satellite campus to an existing host secondary school. Depending upon the individual program design, students work individually on Independent Learning credits or together in a teacher-led group.

Location Ontario
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Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director, Ontario Federation of Friendship Centres
416-956-7575 x. 281
219 Front Street East Toronto, On, M5A 1E8

Project Details
Community Urban, Reserve community
Scope of Project Provincial / Territorial, Local
Target Audience First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Youth (15-30 yrs), Adults (31-49 yrs)