The Parry Sound Friendship Centre is one of the "original six" Friendship Centres in Ontario, founded in 1966 and incorporated on February 2, 1967. The centre was also one of the founding members of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) which was incorporated in 1971. The centre was founded by Aboriginal leaders, community leaders and members of the community.
The Centre is here to support Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people meet their needs and the planning of services within the Centre and surrounding area.
The Friendship Centre program is designed to improve the qaulity of life for Aboriginal people in an urban environment by supporting self determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian Society and which respects aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
Aboriginal Combined Courtwork Program
Community Action Program for Children
Akwe:go: Urban Aboriginal Children’s Program
Healing and Wellness
Life Long Care
Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living
Vision "Working in a Healthy holistic environment; collectly and cooperatively to promote and deliver programs and activities to build healthier lifestyles, families and communities"