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Mission

To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

About the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (TBIFC) is one of the “original six” Friendship Centres in Ontario, founded in 1964 and incorporated on February 15, 1968. TBIFC is also the founding member of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) which was incorporated 1971.

Our Objectives

  1. To increase opportunities for Native people to gain access to services such as education, skills development, housing, justice, health and social services.
  2. To strengthen the sense of sharing and belonging by increasing opportunities for participation by Native families and community members in improving areas of economic, political, social, cultural, educational and recreational life in Thunder Bay.
  3. To improve the image of Native people in Thunder Bay as a strong, independent and self-sufficient community by developing a strong sense of community spirit and community responsibility amongst Native people.
  4. To develop a strong sense of pride amongst Native people based on a good understanding of our culture, traditions and values.
  5. To provide opportunities for Native youth in Thunder Bay to develop their skills and leadership potentials and to increase their understanding of Native culture, traditions and values.
  6. To develop facilities that will promote a positive Native identity and provide opportunities for participation in community social, recreational and cultural activities.

Board Of Directors

Tamara Spence
President                                              

 Precious Anderson
V President

Betsy Ledger
Director

Esther McKay
Secretary 

Audrey Fisher
Treasurer

Cecile Lesperance
Director

Debbie Sault
Director

Mission Statement

To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

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