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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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If you or someone you know feel that their rights have been violated or you have been discriminated against, please register.

Stride: Human Rights Clinic

Our next human rights clinic online is on June 19 from 1 pm to 5 pm, 2020

On this day, Stride Advocates will contact registered people and document their concerns. The advocate will provide support to anyone who feels they have been discriminated against or unfairly treated.

There is no obligation to formally file a complaint if you choose not to do so. Any movement forward will be directed by you. Everyone is welcome, ID is not required. Registration cut off is on June 15th, 2020

In order to make sure we support you with the best of your abilities. Please fill out this form.

Note: We will deliver five more clinics in total before September 2020. So, If you don’t make it to the first one, we will make sure you’ll be supported in one of the other clinics. The number of people we can help on June 9 will depend on the number of volunteers available and the number of cases.

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Online nehiyawewin: Cree Language Classes - Canadian Native Friendship Centre   

Mondays & Wednesdays (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)


Whether you want to reconnect to your ancestral language or learn a language from the territory, this is the class for you. This class is offered in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library and is suitable for beginners and those with previous language knowledge.

This is a free registered, online class where you will also connect with community members and make new friends through a shared passion for language revitalization.

Since this class is now being offered through an online platform. To receive a link and passcode to the online class via, please register with name and email address and instructions will be sent to you on the day of the session.

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Classes online until June 24, 2020




Become a Canadian Native Friendship Centre Member

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre's current memberships will run from April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

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 will be scheduled for August 2020, date to be confirmed.  May 14th, 2020 was the last day to apply for our free membership during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


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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