About the OFIFC – Indigenous Youth Council
The OFIFC Indigenous Youth Council (OFIFC – IYC) progressively works to increase youth involvement within Friendship Centres. The OFIFC – IYC provides youth representation at a provincial level, supports the needs and growth of urban Indigenous youth, and works to create opportunities for youth to succeed. Well also maintaining strong relationships with Elders, traditional people, mentors, each other, and the local communities.
The OFIFC – IYC commit to assisting in the planning and organization of the Annual Youth Gathering, and other Youth initiatives. Those activities allow the OFIFC – IYC to address the youth concerns, issues and wants as identified by the communities and the council members. Council members will also be responsible for producing regional reports, promoting, and advocating for youth leadership, as well as maintaining communications with the OFIFC Board of Directors, the Friendship Centres, and the Urban Indigenous Youth.
Members will also participate in trainings, represent the IYC in both internal and external committees, and taking part in other networking opportunities. The OFIFC – IYC continues to offer many opportunities to grow and develop the youth within the Friendship Centre movement.