Canada's National Friendship Centre Movement
About This Series
Profiling the people behind some of the most innovative movements and initiatives impacting urban Indigenous — and non-Indigenous — communities across Canada.
The Friendship Centre Movement, where women have always been at the forefront
While social impact organizations across Canada work toward gender parity and equity, Indigenous Friendship Centres are 70 percent women-led, and have been helmed by women since they emerged in the 1950s. The first story in a partnered series with the National Association of Friendship Centres, we break down why and how Friendship Centres foster women’s leadership.
Urban Indigenous organizations need more COVID-19 funding, says National Association of Friendship Centres
Despite a lack of resources, friendship centres across Canada are finding innovative ways to support their communities. Across the country, these centres provide emergency support to communities — but need more funding to continue doing so effectively.