If you are a member of the media and are looking for comments, please e-mail communications@nafc.ca or call 613-563-4844 ext. 306. 

The official spokespeople for the NAFC are Jocelyn Formsma (Executive Director), and Christopher Sheppard (Board President). All requests must be sent through the Communications Team. The NAFC’s Communications Team works to raise awareness and support regarding the Friendship Centre Movement, as well as broadening the understanding of the Urban Indigenous experience across Canada. 

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Our Areas of Expertise 
  • Friendship Centres and the Friendship Centre Movement
  • Anything relating to Urban Indigeneity (issues, population, demographics, etc.)
  • Our research, please see here.  


Friendship Centre Stories

Here you’ll find stories and articles written in-house about Friendship Centres from across the country. If you have a story you’d like to tell, please send an e-mail to communications@nafc.ca


*New Posts*

Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) 2020

January 30, 2020 — Well over one hundred Indigenous community leaders, experts, and decision makers are expected to gather at Trent University February 18-21 for CINSA 2020, a conference co-hosted by the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN), the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University, and CINSA. This year’s conference will feature presentations, discussions, film screenings, and performances that highlight community-driven research...

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Gathering Our Voices

January 30, 2020 — From March 16-19, 2020, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS) are honoured to host Gathering our Voices 2020 on Secwépemc traditional territory. Every year, Gathering Our Voices brings together up to 2,000 Indigenous youth delegates as well as chaperones, Elders, speakers, guests, entertainment, staff and volunteers. Young Indigenous people from across Canada are invited to join us to explore, to...

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Employment Opportunity Youth Coordinator

January 1, 2020 — Do you enjoy working for positive change on national matters? Does the thought of amplifying a range of voices to advocate for improved community well-being make you smile? We’re looking for someone to serve as our main point of contact for urban Indigenous youth coordination, organizing and development. Who we are: Friendship Centres are Canada’s most significant off-reserve Indigenous service...

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