First Nations Friendship Centre
Providing Services to Aboriginal People who reside off reserve in the North Okanagan area.
The Centre is a place where urban Aboriginal People can meet for social, recreational and cultural activities.
The Friendship Centre’s diverse programs offer support and many opportunities in prevention, counseling, prenatal care, early childhood development, youth mentorship, housing and employment.
We embrace our rich Aboriginal heritage through various activities and seasonal events throughout the year.
Brief History of Vernon Friendship Centre
The Centre was established in 1975, operated for two years by utilizing volunteers and make-work programs.
It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1977.
The Centre received core funding as a 3 person Centre in 1980-81.
The present building was purchased in 1982.
The building next door was purchased in 2005.