Bawating Indigenous Friendship Centre, formally known as Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre, has occupied the same building since 1995. With the increase in programs and services for a growing urban population led to the addition of the newly constructed hall on June 16, 2003. Today, the Bawating Indigenous Friendship Centre has four locations in Sault Ste Marie: 122 East Street, 268 Wellington Street W, 376-378 Queen Street, and 188 Kohler Street. All staff full and part-time actively participates on internal committees, while the majority of staff serve on external job-related boards and committees, locally and provincially. As well, some have chosen to volunteer their personal time for other endeavours in the area.