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 identifies 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 the 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.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
The Public Health Agency of Canada empowers Canadians to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats. As a component of their health portfolio, they also fund various programs to community groups that promote healthy pregnancies and the healthy development of young children from pre-birth to age 6. The PHAC currently funds our Prenatal Nutrition and Family Support programs.