The Timmins Native Friendship Centre (TNFC) began operations in 1974, incorporated on February 24, 1976, and became a member of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) on October 30, 1982.
It was generally felt by the founders of the Friendship Centre that students coming into the city from surrounding coastal communities to attend secondary and post-secondary schools, be provided with a positive environment, which would reflect their academic performance in a positive way.
The Friendship Centre guarantees a minimum of 50 hours a week of services with an open door policy to activities of cross-cultural significance. Through careful program selections and design, the centre develops and promotes the preservation of Aboriginal culture and tradition. The centre is open to all Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people (Status, Non-status, Métis and Inuit).
Programs & Services
Akwe:go - Wasa-Nabin Student Nutrition Program
Apatisiwin - Employment and Training Program
Alternative Secondary School Program
Children Who Witness Violence Program
Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness Program
Indigenous Courtwork Program
Cultural Resource Coordinator
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder / Child Nutrition Program
Healing and Wellness Coordinator Program
Indigenous Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program
Healthy Kids Program
Healthy Living Program
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Program
Life Long Care Program
Reaching Home Program
Indigenous Friendship Centre Program
179 Kirby Avenue
Timmins , Ontario P4N 1K1
Phone: (705) 268-6262
Fax: (705) 268-6266