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73 Hargrave Street- Second Floor

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N3

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Elbert Chartrand (Swan River)

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.

Important Facts:

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.

Programs Include:

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

Senior Programming

Lighthouse Program

Community Service Program-Manitoba Justice

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre- Nurse Practitioner services for students

ECFC Education Awards and Bursaries program