Welcome to the
Elbert Chartrand (Swan River) Friendship Centre
The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre was in incorporated in 1969 in order to provide programs and services to Urban Indigenous people in the Swan River Valley. The non-profit organization employs 42 full and part time staff and provides over 50,000 points of service annually.
Located at 1413 Main Street east in Swan River, Manitoba, the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre is home to 16 core programs that provide essential programming and services to families and seniors in the Swan River Valley region.
The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre is also an active partner with many governments and organizations in the region that work collectively to advance the needs of Indigenous families.
The Swan River Valley is comprised of 10,000 residents with 46% of the population self identifying as Indigenous.
The region is also home to 3 First Nations situated on Treaty Four and Treaty Two territory and many Metis communities and locals.
The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre has been located in 3 locations since 1969.
Children For the Future Head start-Swan River
Abinoje Head start-Duck Bay
Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Housing Corporation -Owns or manages 386 housing units
Elbert Chartrand Housing First Program – Homelessness Succeed
Connections Employment program-Life skills, online learning, employment services
Elbert Chartrand Youth Programs Cultural Programs-fiddle group, square dancing, drum group and learning your culture Social Programs-MMIW, Every Child Matters, National Indigenous Peoples Day
ECFC Outdoor Education Programs
Recreational Programs-Swimming, Basketball, gym nights and special events
Parent Child Program
Parent and Baby Program
Students Support Learning Program
Canada Volunteer Income Tax Program
Community Service Program-Manitoba Justice
Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre- Nurse Practitioner services for students
ECFC Education Awards and Bursaries program