Welcome to the
Flin Flon Friendship Centre
Though not going under the name of Friendship Centre, Flin Flon’s first “centre of friendship” was encompassed in the home and person of the late Nancy (granny) Cadotte. For many years, her home was the focal point for Aboriginal people traveling to Flin Flon. The idea of a Friendship Centre then originated in 1964. Studies indicated a combination Friendship Centre and Hostel would address community needs. Donations from service clubs, and a large bank loan backed by local citizens provided the necessary capital to purchase property. The Centre opened its doors for business in May of 1966, incorporating April 28, 1967.
We strive to be an evolving culturally relevant organization that creates opportunity for empowerment and capacity building through leadership and advocacy in a respectful diverse environment. Through a desire to maintain an environment that supports reconciliation and growth, we seek initiatives to support quality of life, self-determination, to learn about and maintain Indigenous cultural identity, promote respect, equity and equal access to and participation in our society. Programs and services address culture, health, employment, youth, family, social, community and economic development.
Our core service area encompasses Flin Flon, MB, Creighton and Denare Beach, SK. As Flin Flon is a hub for surrounding communities for commerce, residents from outlying areas ~Cranberry Portage, Sherridon/Cold Lake, Pukatawagan, MB; and Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay and Deschambault Lake, SK also access services of the Friendship Centre.
Sweetgrass Aboriginal Head Start
Everyone Deserves a Home
Granny’s Place Transitional Housing
Kôkom’s Korner Gift Shop
Community & Social Development Initiatives