At this time, the AFCS Call for Applications has been extended for the Community Capacity Support Program under the UAS. To learn more about the Call and to find out if you are eligible, click here to learn more>.

The Federal government has committed to renewing the Urban Partnerships program for the 2016-2017 year, and as such the Call for applications will be released shortly. As soon as the Call is released for Urban Partnerships, we will be sending out notices to those on our UP and CCS mailing lists and updating our website. If you would like to be added to the CCS and/or UP mailing list, please send us an email through our contact us page. Please include your name and email in the request to be added to our mailing list. Your patience is appreciated!

Welcome to the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan

The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada.

The concept of Friendship Centres originated in the 1950s with the increasing numbers of Aboriginal people moving into urban areas. The centres were created within urban settings as a way to address the needs of Indian and Métis people at the local level, providing referrals and counselling with respect to employment, housing, education, health, and liaison with other community organizations. Saskatchewan currently has 11 Friendship Centres and a corporate office in Saskatoon. The AFCS administer the CCS and the UPP on behalf of the Saskatchewan Friendship Centres under the administration of the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, which is controlled by a board of directors consisting of two representatives and a youth from each centre and an elected executive committee.

Along with delivering of many programs the mission includes the providing of access to Elders and helping Aboriginal people through friendship, harmony, cultural integrity, cultural awareness, and sharing. In 2005, the Friendship Centres in Saskatchewan revitalized its organization to foster accountability, structure and unity among the 11 Friendship Centres in Saskatchewan.

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