The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre (CAIFC) of Windsor was incorporated on June 8, 1981 and became a member of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) in October 1981. The centre’s founding members are Maryrose Barefoot Jones, Max Joseph Hedley, Abraham Tanian Pone, Candace Elaine Moore, Peter Nahwegahbo, Peter Evans Wickerson, Donna Florence Loyal, Sharon Ann John, and Kathleen Anne McCloskey.
The CAIFC is driven by the desire for Aboriginal peoples within the areas of Windsor and Essex County to become a self-sufficient, self-determining, self-governing community. Historically, the CAIFC has been the focal point for Aboriginal peoples within the urban environment.
As of today, the Friendship Centre develops a multitude of programs and services that encompass the cultural, economic, social, and political objectives of the urban Aboriginal community.
1699 Northway Ave.
Windsor , Ontario N9B 3L8
Phone: (519) 253-3243
Fax: (519) 253-7876
Programs & Services
Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Worker Program
Apatisiwin - Employment and Training Program
Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness Program
Indigenous Courtwork Program
Cultural Resource Coordinator
Healing and Wellness Coordinator Program
Indigenous Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program
Healthy Living Program
Healthy Kids Program
Health Outreach Worker Program
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Program
Life Long Care Program
Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples – Programs and Services
Akwe:go - Wasa-Nabin Student Nutrition Program
Indigenous Friendship Centre Program
Alternative Secondary School Program
Reaching Home Program
Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound