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The Friendship Centre Movement

Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre – Est. 1964

The Friendship Centre Movement began in the mid-1950s when local groups were formed across Canada to represent the interests of Indigenous peoples migrating from outlying reserves and Métis Settlements to urban areas.

Established in 1964, Fort McMurray’s local Friendship Centre provides programs and services for Indigenous people living in the Wood Buffalo region. It’s also a place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together, share traditions and learn from one another. As part of the National Association of Friendship Centres, Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre is one of a network of over 100 associations in Canada. 

To view the ANFCA Governance Structure and learn how it associates with NAFC, please visit the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association’s website

Governance & Organizational Structure

President Jessica Croucher
Vice President Rhonda Robinson
Secretary Melanie Walsh
Treasurer Joelle Erskine
Board of Director Cecile Calliou 


Board of Director  Katelin Loutitt
Board of Director Kayla Aikins
Board of Director Marie Cheecham
Board of Director TBA




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8310 Manning Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1W1


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