Canadian Native Friendship Centre Staff

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Executive Director: 

Finance Officer/Office Manager: Deborah Andrews
Community Support & Program Coordinator: Kateao Nehua-Jackson
Youth/Media Coordinator: Jordan Koski
Reception: Dianna Dreaver
Facility Maintenance Manager: Hinauri Nehua-Jackson


Pathways to Education Staff

Pathways Manager: 
Student Parent Support Worker: Dakota Jesse
Student Parent Support Worker: Joeanne Swampy
Cultural Support Worker: Neva Cardinal

Our Vision

The vision of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is toward an integrated, self-reliant Indigenous community who participates as urban citizens taking responsibility for their shared condition in a spirit of health, cooperation and wellness within a strong cultural base.

Mission Statement

The mandate of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities, encouraging equal access to and participation in Canadian society while respecting Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

Our Values

  • We respect and recognize the inherent worth of all people regardless of race, creed, or culture, and we promote this view in the community
  • We honor our elders and are guided by their acquired wisdom
  • We encourage and support our youth in their role as future leaders and culture bearers
  • We incorporate our traditional values of respect, honesty, sharing and caring in all our programs and services
  • We strive for transparency in the way we conduct business

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