COVID-19 New Ways of Running Friendship Centre Programming

Press Release

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Friendship Centres have proven their commitment to their community members in finding new ways to reach them through social media and technology! Here are a few examples of what we’ve seen over the past several weeks;

  • The Pas Friendship Centre: Donation Lunch bag and delivery. Link
  • Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre: moving the services of Chez Willy, a place of respite for the homeless / Daily updates on to set up essential services to our community. Link , Link 2
  • Mission Friendship Centre Society: Wellness Kitchen Live – Tune in every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PST Link
  • Athabasca Native Friendship Centre: Providing online resources for arts and crafts / continuing pow wow club online. Link, Link 2
  • Canadian Native Friendship Centre: Youth engagement through online contest on Instagram / Social engagement on FB / sharing heartfelt videos and workout videos. Link, Link 2 Link 3, Link 4
  • Hinton Friendship Centre: Providing food bank services for the vulnerable by social media or by phone. Link
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre: Started a Daily Challenge on FB. Link
  • People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Center: Creating virtual spaces for community connect. Link
  • First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre: Providing virtual and teleconference call for community and cultural programs. Online live concert on FB live. Link, Link 2, Link 3
  • Native Montreal: Craft Circle: beading on FB live. Link

Do you have a program or story you would like to share on how your Friendship Centre is supporting your community during COVID-19? Please send us an e-mail!


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