Cultural Resource

“to provide increased access to culture & culture-based programs & services
to urban Indigenous children,
youth & families in order to foster a strong sense of well-being & positive
Indigenous identity”

Introduction & Background of the Cultural Resource program

June 27, 2016, Toronto On
As a key component of Walking Together
Ontario’s Long Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centre (OFIFC) is pleased to announce the province has committed $6.3 million over 3 years to fund Friendship Centres throughout Ontario with Cultural Resource Coordinators (CRC).
CRCs will provide increase access to culture base programs and service delivery. They are specifically targeted to improve identity and foster healthy relationships for urban Indigenous children, youth and families.

Services provided

  • General cultural support, promotion
  • Facilitation, planning
  • Indigenous traditional knowledge access
  • Langauge supports
  • Safety & competency
  • Culture-based healing & awareness
  • values, beliefs, practices
  • Foster connections for ways of being within the Friendship Centre and broader community

Cultural Activities

To request more activities, simply talk to
Requests can be made for individuals or groups.

  • Pipe Ceremonies
  • Sweat Lodges
  • Full Moon Ceremonies
  • Language Immersion
  • Traditional Feasts
  • Teaching Lodges
  • Drumming
    • Grandfather drum
    • Hand drum
  • Family Social Nights
  • Land-based Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Circles
    • teaching
    • talking
    • healing

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On August 8, 2016, a Cultural Resource Coordinator was hired for the Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre. The most recent hire for the Cultural Resource Coordinator was made on September 4, 2019.

The Cultural Resource Coordinator role was extended in 2020.

Please contact the today to request a service for yourself or a group. A group could be a family, friends, students with chaperone, or co-workers.