Bill Messenger Memorial Bursary
The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC ) is pleased to announce the reactivation of the annual Bill Messenger Memorial Bursary, in honor of the late Elder, Bill Messenger.
The Federation has historically adopted a comprehensive Program Management Policy. This cornerstone Policy has been designed to provide guidance and clear direction to the Member Friendship Centres, OFIFC Programmes Committee, senior OFIFC Managers and Program staff with respect to managing OFIFC Programs.
As a province-wide organization The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres represents 28 friendship centres across Ontario.
Our aim is "to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and which respects Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness."
To achieve this we provide programs that promote education, economic development, children's and youth initiatives, and cultural awareness.