Friendship Centres are critical sites of Indigenous knowledge and language transmission. They connect children, youth and adult learners. They enable community members to engage with Indigenous knowledge, negotiate healthy Indigenous identities, and reach their full potential. The OFIFC works to support Friendship Centres’ efforts to revitalize Indigenous knowledge systems, improve public understanding and recognition of Indigenous knowledge to affect public policy, and a responsive public education system that honours Indigenous identities, knowledge, histories, and rights.

Resources:

Review of Bill C-91: An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages
Response to the Development of an Accessibility Standard for Education
Response to the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework