Our Vision, Logo & Values

Our Vision

The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life and living for Indigenous people living in the city of Peterborough and surrounding area. Our vision is a community where urban Indigenous people are healthy, capable, responsible, self-sufficient, respected as equals and culturally strong; living active, wholistic lives consistent with their culture and language, making meaningful contributions to their families and to a reconciled Peterborough society.

Our Logo

In September 2015, the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre Board initiated a rebranding of the organization, beginning with a new logo. Our logo tells a story of who we are, where we are and where we want to go.

“The four figures, wrapped in the sacred colours of the Medicine Wheel, are united; holding hands in solidarity and friendship, in a circle to demonstrate equality. Two city symbols – the clock tower and bridge – rest within the circle, on the water, where Nogojiwanong can be found – “the place at the end of the rapids”. In the words of the logo artist, “Nogojiwanong is a place where you will find a community who will not hesitate to reach their hands out to you in support and friendliness; a place where you can learn to live peacefully and happily with the aid of traditional teachings.”

Our Values

As an Indigenous culture-based organization, our foundational values are the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Love, Truth, Humility, Bravery, Respect, Wisdom, and Honesty. We use these teachings as a foundation to promote a healthy lifestyle where we are in harmony with nature, our family, and our community.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
(705) 775-0387

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