Sarnia-Lambton Friendship Centre
154 Mitton Street North
About the Centre
The Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre (SLNFC) was incorporated as on November 1, 2007 and became a member of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) on October 24, 2009. Its founding directors are: Adele Altiman, Kelly Kiyoshk, Summer Maness, Toni Murphy, Stacey Nahdee, Stephen Plain, Nadine Riley, Jonas Smith, and Vicki Ware all of Sarnia, Ontario
The SLNFC is one of the OFIFC's newest members to come abroad and has been core funded since January 2009.
The SLNFC Board of Directors partnered with the YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton (mentorship), the County of Lambton, the Ministry of Child & Youth Services, and Child Care by Design.
"Nwiijkewasag" Little Friend's Child & Family Development Centre opened on February 9, 2009. Ska:na Family Learning Centre became the "Aboriginal operator" of the Little Friends Day Care on January 1, 2011.
Aims and Objectives
- To preserve the culture, education, general welfare, and well being of Native people.
- To develop and deliver programs and activities aimed at satisfying cultural, educational, economic, recreational, and social needs of Native people.
- To develop Native leadership by providing guidance, support and encouragement to individuals.
- To promote awareness and education about Native culture in society.
- To establish resources that Native people can use to develop other community programs.
- To be involved in areas that directly or indirectly affects Native people
- To promote the special needs and goals of the urban Native people
- To establish, operate, and maintain a Children's Day Care Centre.
- To raise funds to access all necessary resources and to receive and administer any subsidies from government or other sources for the aforementioned purposes.
"We will support all people to reach their potential."
Programs and Services
Akwe:go and Wasa-Nabin.