La Loche Friendship Centre



About the Centre

The La Loche Friendship Centre was first incorporated September 16, 1998, and is situated in La Loche, Saskatchewan. The current Executive Director, Leonard Montgrand has been working with the Friendship Centre for 10 years. They currently have a staff of six persons including the Youth Intervention Position, two Family Support Program Workers, their Maintenance Person, and just recently their Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth.

Their current aims and objectives have been so varied as their Centre has become the end all for programming within their community. Their mandate varies from advocating for their clients in all areas including housing, residential school applications and referrals, employment assistance and guidance, and health and funeral assistance. They also deal with all the major activities in their community including Canada Day, Yanessa Days (Cultural Festival), Winterfest, Youth Springfest, and cultural camps and trips. 

Aims and Objectives

The main objective currently for the Centre has been to begin the construction of their new youth centre. They have been envisioning this long term dream for their community where they can have a place for their youth to call home. In their community they have a population of 2,600 and with the adjacent Clearwater River Dene nation of 1,600 people. They have a fairly large number of members to service and they ensure their needs are met. 

Programs and Services

  • Youth Intervention Program
  • La Loche Family Support Program
  • Family Support Program
  • Summer Student Program
  • Canada Day
  • Yanessa Days
  • La Loche Youth Spring Fest
  • Adult Winter Fest
  • Wrestling
  • Halloween Maze
  • Hockey Tournaments
  • Ball Hockey League
  • Guns Gangs and Drugs Program
  • Family Support Program
  • Voyageur Canoe Trip
  • Minor Hockey Assistance
  • Dene Music Trackers Company
  • National Aboriginal Day
  • Mother and Father's Day
  • AA Round Ups
  • Christmas and New Year's Supper and Dances
  • Lac Ste Anne Trip
  • Easter Activities
  • Magician and Hypnotist Shows
  • Luv My Life Youth Conference
  • Sporting Donations to Teams
  • Town Cleanup Day
  • Income Tax Preparation for Elders/Seniors
  • Bingo Fundraising 


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