North West Friendship Centre

Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

The mission of the North West Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people in Meadow Lake.

Meadow Lake is a city in the boreal forest of northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. Its location is about 246 kilometres northeast of Lloydminster and 156 kilometres north of North Battleford. Founded as a trading post in 1799, it became a village in 1931 and a town in 1936.

The concept of Friendship Centres originated in the 1950s with the increasing numbers of Aboriginal people moving into urban areas. The centres were created within urban settings as a way to address the needs of First Nations and Métis people at the local level, providing referrals and counselling with respect to employment, housing, education, health, and liaison with other community organizations.

Saskatchewan currently has 11 Friendship Centres and a corporate office in Saskatoon.

Core Programs

Our programs are in place to help improve the quality of life for our Friendship Centre Members.


Gladys Joseph Executive Director
Pauline Lavalee President


Box 1780205 Centre StreetMeadow LakeSKS9X 1Z2