Friendship Centre Facilitation

ANFCA Facilitation

Administration, Funding, Training, and Support

The ANFCA offers, facilitates, and/or administers the following key programs which are instrumental in the ongoing success of community-based Friendship Centre operations:

What we do


Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP)

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It provides Friendship Centres across Canada with stable operational funding that allows them to offer continuous programs and services to their Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members.

Alberta Provincial Grant - AAR

The Government of Alberta has been supporting Alberta Friendship Centres for over 17 years. The ANFCA works closely with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations to assist Friendship Centres with the development of business plans and annual reports confirming the important role that Friendship Centres play in our communities.

Friendship Centre Management

An array of tools and resources are available through and from the ANFCA offices that can assist in the successful management of community based Friendship Centres. These supports include Executive Director Orientation Training, Interim Management Support, Crisis Intervention and Management.


Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY)

CCAY is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It is designed to provide urban Indigenous youth with a wide range of culturally based projects, services and activities that are locally controlled and designed in conjunction with Indigenous youth.

Board Development: Building Healthy Boards

As part of the ANFCA’s ongoing commitment to Alberta-based Friendship Centres, the ANFCA ensures that Friendship Centres have access to regular Board Development Training Sessions and Strategic Planning Sessions. For Centres that are interested in participating in this community-based training, please contact the ANFCA directly for more information.

 

Health & Wellness

ANFCA actively advocates for improved equity and access to culturally-based health and wellness initiatives, prevention delivery, and resource development.

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How we help

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  • Program Rate 1 76%
  • Program Rate 2 40%
  • Program Rate 3 10%
  • Program Rate 4 30%

The ANFCA offers, facilitates, and/or administers the following key programs which are instrumental in the ongoing success of community-based Friendship Centre operations:

Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP)

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It provides Friendship Centres across Canada with stable operational funding that allows them to offer continuous programs and services to their Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. The main goal of the AFCP is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples who reside in urban areas by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society; and which respect and strengthen the increasing emphasis on Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) is responsible for supervising the AFCP in Alberta and it plays a key role in ensuring that Alberta Friendship Centre meets the management and administrative requirements of the AFCP.

Alberta Provincial Grant - Alberta Aboriginal Relations (AAR)

The Government of Alberta has been supporting Alberta Friendship Centres for over 17 years. The ANFCA works closely with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations to assist Friendship Centres with the development of business plans and annual reports. The purpose of this work is to better communicate to the public the important role that Friendship Centres play in communities throughout Alberta.

The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations provides each Friendship Centre in Alberta with annual funding of $26,000 to assist with cultural programs and other initiatives designed by local centres.

Friendship Centre Management

An array of tools and resources are available through and from the ANFCA offices that can assist in the successful management of community based Friendship Centres. These supports include Executive Director Orientation Training, Interim Management Support, Crisis Intervention and Management.

Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY)

CCAY is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It is designed to provide urban Indigenous youth with a wide range of culturally based projects, services and activities that are locally controlled and designed in conjunction with Indigenous youth. Year-to-year projects, services and activities are structured in a manner that empower Indigenous youth to address the challenges they face and determine their own future with a sense of pride in a safe and culturally relevant environment.

The overall goal of the CCAY Initiative is to create a network of urban multipurpose Indigenous youth centres that will provide accessible and culturally relevant and supportive projects, programs, services and counselling to urban Indigenous youth, and facilitate their participation in existing programs in order to improve their economic, social and personal prospects. The Initiative is in support of measures that equip and encourage urban Indigenous youth, regardless of status, culture or gender, to meet their challenges and improve their life prospects.

Board Development: Building Healthy Boards

As part of the ANFCA’s ongoing commitment to Alberta-based Friendship Centres, the ANFCA ensures that Friendship Centres have access to regular Board Development Training Sessions and Strategic Planning Sessions. For Centres that are interested in participating in this community-based training, please contact the ANFCA directly for more information.

Building Healthy Boards – Self Directed Board Training. Each quarter, the ANFCA will make a learning module available for individual boards to review and undertake. Each module is based on one topic of interest and can be easily administered at the local level without additional resources required.

For more information on Building Healthy Boards please contact our office.