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.

Resources:

2017 OFIFC Position Paper on Urban Indigenous Health
2019 Response to Bill 74 – The People’s Health Care Act
2019 Response to the Premier’s Council on Improving Health and Ending Hallway Healthcare
2016 OFIFC Food Security Discussion Paper
1994 Aboriginal Health Policy for Ontario