Flin Flon Indian & Metis Friendship Center

* Handicrafts
* Restaurant
* Councelling & Referral Service
* Administration Offices
* Hostel
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Cultural & Contemporary Programming
* Interpreting

"Bridging the Gap between the Cultures"

57 Church Street
box 188
Flin Flon, MB
R8A 1M7
Phone (204) 687 3900

Mission Statement

The Flin FLon Indian-Metis Friendship Assoc. is committed to promoting and enhancing individual quality of life and Abouriginal integrity within the communiy through the provision of cultually sensitive programs and services.

Goals

To provide those individuals and organizations utilizing our services the necessary resources to achieve their desired outcomes.

To provide, both independently and through partnering with other agencies and organizations. culturally sensitive programs.

To have a thriving diverse revenue base which meets or exceeds our financial requirements.

To ensure finacial security through sound financial management and practices.

To promote the programs and services offered by the Friendship Centre and aggressively seek new opportunities through effective marketing.

To administer the day to day operations within the framework of the strategic plan through a holistic approach. Holistic represents dealing with the mind, body, spirit and environment.

To have a focused and effective Board, Staff, and Volunteer Base such that our mission will be realized

Background

The idea for a Friendship Centre in Flin Flon originated in 1964. There wass a definite need for a focal point for Aboriginal people travelling to the Flin Flon area. Further Studies indicated that a combination Friendship Centre and Hostel would address the needs of Aboriginal people. Donations from service clubs and a bank loan backed by local citizens provided the necessary capital to purchase propery. The Friendship Centre opened its doors for business in May 1966.

Today the Friendship Centre has evolved to deliver programs, services and activities from our multi-complex facility. The facility consists of a Restaurant, Hostel, Handicraft Outlet, Administration Offices and Recreation/Assembly Hall.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

RESTAURANT

Daily breakfast, lunch, and supper specials.
Specialty "Bannock
Featuring: "Cinnamon Buns" every Thursday

HOSTEL

Twelve modern rooms, lounge area, air conditioning

HANDICRAFT OUTLET

Aboriginal Crafts for sale, Birch Bark Bitings, Dream Catchers, Beadwork, Slippers, etc...

SERVICES

Referral and advocacy, Assistance in documentation (government documents, application forms, correspondance, etc.), resume writing. Fine Option/Community Service Order Program administration.

PROGRAMS

Hoop dancing, Pow Wow dance instructions, drumming, singing, cultural presentations, Crib Tournaments, Native Craft Courses

EVENTS

Sled Dog Races, paricipation in Trout Festival

FUNDRAISING

Bingo, Breakopen tickets, Raffles

COMMUNITY DEVELOPEMENT

Aboriginal Head Start Program, FAS/FAE Committee, Core Business, Chamber of Commerce,MB Association of Friendship Centres, Flin Flon General Hospital, Healthy Fliln Flon, National Assoc. of Friendship Centres, Youth Justice.

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