Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
In 1971, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) formed in direct response to the growing needs of Indigenous people, assisting those who relocated from First Nation communities to urban centres throughout Ontario. The OFIFC is a trusted and respected Indigenous organization who has successfully negotiated funding agreements with many provincial and federal bodies and acts as the transfer payment agency between the government funders and Ontario’s Friendship Centres. Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre is pleased to be one of the OFIFC’s funding recipients for many of our programs, one-time projects and special initiatives.
Metis Nation of Ontario
In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure. The MNO identify several goals in their statement of purpose, including improving the social and economic well-being of Métis children, families and communities throughout the province. An approach to achieving this goal is to act as a transfer payment agency to transfer funds from government to service delivery agencies. Currently the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre receives funding for one program – the Aboriginal Community Wellness program; under the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.