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Policy and Research

Welcome to the Policy and Research page of the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres (MAFC) website. Here, we provide information about out organization’s policies, advocacy efforts, and the important work we do to influence positive change for Indigenous peoples in Manitoba. Our policies are rooted in a commitment to social justice, equity, and the promotion of self-determination for all Indigenous communities.

Policy Development:

The development of effective policies is crucial to driving meaningful change and ensuring the well-being of Indigenous communities. At MAFC, we engage in extensive research, consultation, and collaboration to develop policies that reflect the needs of the Friendship Centres in Manitoba.

Advocacy and engagement:

MAFC is dedicated to advocating for the rights, well-being, and empowerment of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba. We work collaboratively with Friendship Centres, community organizations, government bodies, and stakeholders to address systemic barriers and promote policies that improve the quality of life for Indigenous individual and communities.


Research plays a crucial role in informing evidence-based policies and driving positive change in Indigenous communities. MAFC recognizes the importance of research to address complex challenges faced by Indigenous peoples in Manitoba. Through partnerships with academic institutions, community organizations, and funding agencies, MAFC conducts research that examines social, economic, and health issues affecting Indigenous communities.