programs and services
Community Wellness Programs
To improve the quality of life of people in the Yellowknife area by delivering a variety of community-based programs addressing the complex issues associated with addictions. These programs will include education, awareness, prevention, one-to-one counselling, referrals to treatment centres and aftercare.
Education, Employment and Culture
Adult Education Program
This program provides academic upgrading to adult Aboriginal students. This program includes students with very low literacy skills to students who are preparing to write their GEDs. The Adult Educator also provides one to one tutelage and our program is unique in that it offers a "Native Studies" component. Other components include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Computers. This class has a maximum of thirteen (13) students and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays from September through June of each year.
This program assists clients who are in need of help in seeking employment, resume writing and development, preparation of cover letters, on-line applications and information on education and apprenticeship opportunities. The office also posts all job opportunities on a bulletin board for clients to view.
- Cribbage Tournaments (Cribbage tournaments are held every Saturday during the year and are open to everyone. There is an entry fee which is used towards the prizes in the tournament.)
The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre sponsors an annual Talent Show and Dance each March in conjunction with the annual Long John Jamboree.. This Talent Show is very popular and is usually sold out in days of the tickets going on sale. Categories include singing, fiddling and jigging. Due to the large amount of people in attendance, this function is held outside of the Centre and attendance is limited to 353 people.
- Mid December
- Mid June