Since the founding of the OFIFC in 1971, the organization has made supporting and providing Indigenous Youth with opportunities and programming as one of their main priorities. Youth programming and opportunities are forever growing and adjusting to the needs of the community. This is to ensure that the programs and initiatives are actively addressing the youth needs. The OFIFC will continue to support the growth and development of youth focused initiatives, programs and youth councils.
Throughout the year Youth are provided many opportunities through both the IYC and OFIFC, from research projects, youth policy development, and a wide range of conferences and workshops. The OFIFC strives to include Youth in strategic planning, program development and Urban Indigenous initiatives. Youth hold leadership positions and are vital to the functioning and development of the Friendship Centre Movement. The IYC and OFIFC collectively work together to provide Youth with the opportunity to be involved in local, provincial, and national Indigenous Youth initiatives.