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The CNFC in Edmonton serves approximately 10,000 people annually through various programs, services and functions.

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Bettering the lives of the Aboriginal community and educating the non-Aboriginal community in cultural awareness since 1962

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) helps aboriginal newcomers in Edmonton with referral services, social events and recreational programs.
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Office Updates


The CNFC is proud to announce that we have purchased a new building to serve as our Administration Office.  In order to prepare the building for occupancy, some renovations are required.  We are looking for skilled Trades people and artists who would be willing to work with our contractors to give our new facility that Indigenous touch and make it feel like home.  
If this sounds like a project you would be proud to participate in, contact our receptionist at 780-761-1900 or email her at  Please provide her with your name, phone number, email address, and what trade or art form you specialize in.
We look forward to creating a warm and inviting space with you.



During this time of uncertainty and rapidly changing circumstances surrounding he spread of COVID19, The Canadian Native Friendship Centre along with it's 21 community-based Alberta Native Friendship Centre's are taking steps to reduce risks and support access to services in a safer manner. 

The CNFC is responding to this public health crisis in a way that best supports reduced risks for local programs, supports, and community needs. Our Main office is still closed to the public, but we are taking appointments for referrals and other services. These appointments will follow COVID protocols and include wearing a mask, sanitizing hands upon entry, temp check upon entry etc. If you need access to a service or would like to book an appointment, call the office at 780-761-1900.

To further stay connected with what we are doing to support the community please see our Facebook page or email our staff with an inquiry at:

Reception/Administration Assistant:

Director: Ron Walker/

Finances/ Office Manager: Deborah Andrews/

Community Wellness Support Worker/Cultural Programming: Dawn Decorby/

Youth Program Coordinator: Kelsey Poitras/

Pathways to Education Manager: Barb Adekat/

Student Pathways Support Worker: Dakota Jesse/

Our Regular programming will be starting up Virtually soon! Please stay tuned to learn more!

Remember, it's about doing our part to halt the spread of the virus itself. Wash your hands frequently, stay home if you're sick, check in with your Elders to make sure they are okay, finally Support each other if possible. Now is the time to show what humanity is made of. We pray for you all. On behalf of the CNFC board, staff, and volunteers. 

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Become a Canadian Native Friendship Centre Member

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre's current memberships will run from April 01, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

**Currently offering FREE memberships! Get yours today- Follow the link below**

Membership cost is $3.00 and will be waived to those who volunteer at one of our Bingo and/or other fundraising events.  In order to vote at any General or Special Meeting, including the Annual General Meeting, membership must have been purchased 30 days in advance of the meeting. Annual General Meeting Date TBD for 2021. 

Community Safety

Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls

Let people know that violence is not acceptable.

When someone tells you they have experienced violence, take it seriously.

Create an environment where everyone feels safe.

Recognize violence and stop it.

If you need help, keep asking until you get the help you need.

Let's recognize and support other people who are taking a stand to help others.

Stay alert and tuned into your surroundings.

Take ownership for our action and inaction.

Get someone home safely if he or she needs it.

Stand up to those who tell us it is not our business.

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