The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) provides this report to inform the province of Ontario about the gaps in mental health and addiction supports for Friendship Centres and the barriers to access healthcare that impact urban Indigenous communities across the province.

Friendship Centres are improving health outcomes by offering critical community-based, culturally grounded health and social programs, strengthening community connection to Indigenous traditional health and healing, and supporting local partnerships and networks. The OFIFC builds upon this foundational work and advocates for improved access to, and determination over, health, mental health, and traditional health practices for urban Indigenous communities.


OFIFC’s Report on the Mental Health and Addictions Environmental Scan 2022