The Friendship Centre Movement
The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre was founded in 1965 to administer and implement programs to meet the needs of Indigenous people migrating to or living in cities while bridging the cultural gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
In cooperation with community agencies, we work vigilantly to remove barriers the Indigenous community experiences daily. The GPFC is one of many Friendship Centres across Canada. To learn more about the Friendship Centre nearest you, visit the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association directory.
Working with partners and community agencies, the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre will provide leadership and opportunities that will improve the wellbeing and self-reliance of urban Indigenous people, and the community as a whole.
The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre is governed by a publicly membership-elected board of 12 members and one youth member from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds.
The dedicated team of volunteers oversees the vast number of events, programs, and initiatives offered by the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre. Their collective experience and knowledge have been a true asset to our community, and we are grateful for their commitment and expertise.