Shekoli, Ahnee, Boozhoo, Koolamalsi, Welcome….. Celebrating over 50 years of service

Mission Statement

The N’Amerind Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of native people and in particular, urban native people.

 

The commitment is realized through the implementation of culturally relevant programs aimed at social recreational and educational needs; at developing leadership, at increasing awareness levels of native heritage, establishing resources for community development and in promoting the development of urban aboriginal self-governing institutions.

 

Realizing the Mission

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre movement guides volunteers, Board of Directors, committee members and staff in working diligently, enthusiastic, effortless and with much dedication  to ensure that we positively effect the quality of life for Aboriginal people of London and surrounding area.


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 Together We Walk The Red Path

 

 


About N'Amerind (London) Friendship Centre

 



OHRC statement on mass killings in London, Ontario



June 8, 2021

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, four members of a family were killed and another seriously injured when a driver ran them down as they were waiting to cross a street in London, Ontario. Police have charged a suspect with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and stated their belief that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate, and the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

Hatred and discrimination based on creed have no place in our society. Incidents like this are a tragic reminder that Islamophobia and xenophobia are real, deadly and persist in Ontario. This horrific and senseless act further underlines why discrimination based on creed and racism must be unequivocally condemned as deplorable and in violation of core values and beliefs as a society.

Every Ontarian has the right to safely walk down a street without fear of harm because of their religion, ethnicity and/or race. Sadly and tragically, this did not happen in London. The OHRC grieves alongside Londoners and all Ontarians for the four community members we have lost, and the fifth who is seriously hurt.

In the midst of our collective grief, we urge all Ontarians to follow the words in Ontario’s Human Rights Code and create "a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person so that each person feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully to the development and well-being of the community and the province.”

This past year, the OHRC has repeatedly denounced the escalating hate that is targeting religious and racialized communities. It is essential that we all take steps and stand in solidarity, as individuals and through our organizations, to call out Islamophobia and racism and reject the hatred and the violence it begets.


 

Ena Chadha

Chief Commissioner

 


The N’Amerind Friendship Centre is currently offering services via electronic platforms (online video conferencing, phone, email or text).

 

To acquire in person services contact the respective coordinator.

 

Appointments  may be made according to the individual program coordinators discretion. N’Amerind will follow this service approach to continue to protect all of us – clients and workers alike.

 

Any in-person contacts must follow social distancing measures  including the wearing of masks by both clients and N’Amerind staff.

 

If you would like to get in touch with your specific program coordinator, you may call our main line 519.672.0131. Leave a message with reception or on our voice mail.

 

If you are visiting us to find out about programs and services, please email reception@namerind.on.ca and one of our team will respond as soon as possible.  Thank you and take care.

 


This summer, London joined Ontario municipalities in signing a declaration of mutual commitment and friendship with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres. Recently, Mayor Ed Holder met with N’Amerind Friendship Centre President Brian Hill to talk about the significance of this declaration and to formally sign this together.