The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM) is an autonomous non-profit, non-sectarian community development agency pledged to promote, develop, and enhance the quality of life in the Urban Aboriginal community of Montreal.
It helps Native people
- make the transition to the urban community;
- access and utilize inter-agency resources;
- hold meetings and cultural, educational and recreational activities;
- coordinate with government agencies and other organizations to improve the quality of services promoting Native welfare;
- join with other like-minded Native organizations to achieve common goals;
- promote the understanding of Native identity, culture, and heritage for Natives and non-Natives alike;
- encourage the public to take an informed interest in the promotion of these objectives and in the general welfare of Native people.
The NFCM has been in operation for over 40 years as a Friendship Centre. As Montreal’s only service, resource and referral center with the mandate to support Aboriginal people and their families, it assists them in grappling with medical, social, legal, educational and work-related issues in a cultural context.
Today the Centre offers a variety of essential social services including a drop-in center, urban referral, outreach programs, street patrol, legal and social advocacy, social and cultural activities and a youth centre.