Programs & Services

Attendance Centre Program

The Moose Factory Attendance Centre provides youth with cognitive and behavioral intervention programs. The program is culturally/traditionally based and provides awareness, teachings, guidance, and encouragement to youth that will help them achieve their goals.

The Moose Factory Attendance Centre is a non-residential program mandated to provide youth with an effective, efficient, and economical alternative to custody through the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). We provide client-specific programs identified through our risk and needs assessment. The programs for youth are completed individually or in group settings. Our work focuses on the identified needs, the change of anti-social attitudes, and in teaching life skills. We do this work in a structured, supervised and relaxed learning environment.

Please note that this program receives referrals from certain sources identified below*.

  • Youth who are aged 12 to 17 years old
  • Youth who are on a Probation Order (YCJA)
  • Youth on community supervision portion of a disposition and are at risk of re-offending
  • Youth mentioned above who are living in Moose Factory and Moosonee


*Referrals are currently only received from:

  • Youth Probation
  • NAN Legal Community Youth Justice Circle
  • CYMS Youth Wellness Program

Each referral received is reviewed to ensure the potential participant meets certain criteria.

Service Locations
  • Moose Factory
  • Moosonee
We Provide

The program objectives are:

  • To provide individual programming and in-community support
  • To provide programs designed to assist the youth with timely interventions and support services
  • To address the social, behavioral, and educational needs
  • To encourage youth to make positive and healthy choices
  • To provide interventions to reduce recidivism for the youth
Programs and Topics

We utilize local elders, knowledge keepers, and community resources in our program’s activities. Here are some examples of the programs and topics we work on with our participants:

  • Anger Management
  • Substance Awareness & Education
  • Cultural/Traditional Activities
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Gender-Based Cultural Awareness
  • Relationships with Families & Significant Others
  • Life Skills Management
  • Small Engines Repair & Maintenance
  • Victim Awareness
  • Peer Pressure
  • Self Esteem
  • Construction
  • Health/Safety e.g. Fire Extinguisher training
  • Nutrition
  • Education & Job Search Skills
  • Wellness & Self-care
  • Social Skills
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Recreational Activities
  • Financial Literacy
  • Self-Talk
  • Operation Spring Board/Youth Learning HUB
  • Distorted Thinking
  • Volunteer Work/CSO hours
  • Outdoor Cultural/Educational activities

Inquire about this program

Child & Youth Milopemahtesewin Services

75 Ferguson Road, P.O. Box 189
Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: 705-336-0058
Toll-free: 1-888-702-2981
Fax: 705-336-0062

Who We Are

Child & Youth Milopemahtesewin Services (CYMS) is part of Payukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services. We deliver clinical and prevention services to families with children ranging in age from birth to eighteen years. For more information on Payukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services, please visit