Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
Whether you’re looking for programs, in search of services, or want to
become involved as a volunteer, you can connect with AFCS
A Friendship Centre is a not-for-profit urban Indigenous service delivery infrastructure that provides culturally based programs and services in many urban communities across Canada. Although our focus is on delivering culturally based Indigenous programs and services, we operate under a status-blind policy which means anyone regardless of Status can make use of our services and programs.
As previously mentioned, Friendship Centres operate under a status-blind policy. Friendship Centres provide a large number of programs and services in a culturally appropriate manner regardless of race, religion, income or nationality.
Contact your local Friendship Centre for more on membership, membership applications, and membership benefits. Each centre is unique in a sense that they offer programs and services appropriate to the area it is situated in.
Friendship Centres offer culturally relevant programming in education and training, employment opportunities and counseling, health and wellbeing, children and youth, recreation, housing, justice and economic development. They also offer language training, skills development, computer training, work-site placements, nutrition programs, healing circles, alcohol and drug counseling, summer and winter camps, day care centres, youth peer counseling, youth drop-in centres, organized sports and leagues, wilderness training and facility rentals. The list is continuously growing and Friendship Centres are adding more programs and services every year.
Absolutely! Friendship Centres’ foundation was built on volunteers and community support. Volunteers are the backbone to Friendship Centres and play a pivotal role in providing culturally appropriate programs and services. Without them, we would not be where we are today. Contact your local Friendship Centre to inquire about volunteering opportunities.
With a strong population of Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan, it is no wonder many programs and services are youth oriented. We are strong advocates of youth participation and value their opinion and voice. Our programs focus on babies and toddlers all the way up to elders. Everyone is welcome.
Of course! Call your local Friendship Centre and they will be more than happy to make arrangements.
There are 10 Friendship Centres in Saskatchewan, which are located in:
- Buffalo Narrows
- Fort Qu’Appelle
- Ile a la Crosse
- La Loche
- La Ronge
- Meadow Lake
- North Battleford
- Prince Albert