Welcome to the
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre exists to administer and implement programs to meet the needs of Aboriginal people migrating to living in urban centres and at the same time bridging a cultural gap between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community.
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In existence since 1965, the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre exists to administer and implement programs to meet the needs of Indigenous people either migrating to cities of living in them, at the same time bridging a cultural gap between the Indigenous and non-indigenous community. the Centre provides leadership and leadership opportunities to the Indigenous community.
The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, in cooperation with community agencies, works vigilantly to remove the barriers that the Indigenous community experiences on a daily basis. On September 8, 2015 the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre celebrated our 50th Anniversary!
There are many Friendship Centre’s across Canada, if you want to find more information on the Friendship Centre that’s close to you, you can visit the Alberta Native Friendship Centers Association. Website for directory.
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to volunteer at the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre.
Bottle drives, preparing bannock for large scale events, decorating for various functions, and volunteering within individual programs are just a few ways to get involved with your local Friendship Centre.
Once a year, the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre hosts a Volunteer Banquet to recognize members of the community and the contributions they have made throughout the year within our organization.