Who Are We?

 

NFCM Members

Members are Indigenous people from the ten First Nations of Quebec, as well as the Inuit and Métis of Montreal. The ten First Nations of Quebec include the Cree, Mi’qmaq, Naskapi, Algonquin, Montagnais, Abenaki, Mohawk, Attikamekw, Huron and Malecite.

From youth to elders, members bring their talents and life experiences to the NFCM. Members include traditional and contemporary singers, hand drummers, big drum players, carvers, actors, public speakers, activist’s, veterans… The list goes on. These gifted Indigenous people find innovative ways of helping out and breathe special life into the NFCM.

Full Member: Any Native person as defined by the Constitution as being either North American Indian, Inuit or Métis

Any Native person over sixteen (16) years of age who understands and agrees with the aims and objectives of the friendship centre may be eligible for full membership;

Such persons shall be entitled to membership for one (1) year on payment of a yearly fee, which shall be determined from time to time by the annual general assembly;

Members shall have the right to attend meetings of the Centre, to vote in annual and general meetings, to hold office, and to participate in centre activities.

Associate Member:

Any person of any nationality over the age of twenty (20) who understands and agrees with the aims and objectives of the NFCM may be eligible for associate membership;

Such persons shall be entitled to membership for one (1) year upon the payment of a yearly fee which shall be determined from time to time at the annual general assembly of the NFCM;

Associate members shall have the right to attend the NFCM annual general assembly and other general meetings of the Centre as observers and to participate in the Centre activities.

Volunteers

The NFCM relies on the precious help of its volunteers, who are held in high honor and respect. They play an integral part in every NFCM event that takes place in and around the Greater Montreal Area, ranging from set up to clean up.

Sample tasks include:

  • Helping with the Ka’wahse Street Patrol
  • Facilitating workshops and training for the Youth Centre (ITYC)
  • Aiding with MUHAP activities: cooking, cleaning, clothing, and food depots.

Current Staff Positions

  • Director
  • Street Patrol team leader
  • Outreach / Street Patrol workers
  • Community Resource Worker
  • Front Line Resource Worker / Janitor
  • Animator / Receptionist
  • Youth Coordinator
  • Youth Assistant Coordinator
  • YCW (2 summer positions)

Students

Please contact the Centre for information on our summer internship program. Positions include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Youth Centre Animator
  • Communications Clerk
  • Financial Clerk