Urban Program for Indigenous Peoples – Programs and Services (UPIP-PS) funding supports the implementation of locally developed and community-driven projects. These projects allow Friendship Centres to deliver effective, culture-based programs/services to urban Indigenous people based on community need. The program provides funding in six key areas including: Women, Vulnerable Populations, Youth, Transition Services, Outreach, and Community Wellness. UPIP-PS recipients are funded annually based on available funds. A list of current recipients is maintained on our website (see Friendship Centres – Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples).
UPIP – Organizational Capacity
This stream offers core funding to Friendship Centres. It covers day-to-day operating costs such as staffing, utilities and rent.
The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres is accountable to the Government of Canada for the oversight of UPIP-OC investments. The OFIFC administers the UPIP-OC program stream and delivers the annual funding to all eligible Ontario Friendship Centres.