The Indian Youth Friendship Society has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Aboriginal Community Council Program.
The Aboriginal Community Council Program is a diversion program for Aboriginal youth and adults in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Program works in partnership with the mainstream Justice System to increase access to culturally relevant alternatives to justice for Aboriginal accused. Members of Thunder Bay's Aboriginal community are provided with an opportunity to contribute and participate in a process that encourages Aboriginal accused to accept responsibility for their actions and rectify the wrongs they have done. The Program offers culturally appropriate and meaningful conditions, such as treatment, therapy, ceremonial and other traditional activities.