Cultural Resource Program
The Cultural Resource Coordinator (CRC) program provides children, youth, and families an access to cultural knowledge though a range of approaches, fostering positive Indigenous identity. The CRC program plays a significant role in building and maintaining the cultural foundations essential to well-being an resiliency. Services are culturally-reflective and prevention-focused, with a focus on the need for culturally appropriate supports. All services promote connection with community, culture and traditions, and reflect holistic, strength-based approaches that support opportunities for urban indigenous youth, children, and families.
The Cultural Resource Coordinator Program will support wellness promotion, healing, and reconciliation through facilitating an increased access to culture for urban indigenous children, youth, and families to reduce violence, reduce, indigenous children involvement with the child welfare system, and improve the overall health of communities.
Supports self-identifying indigenous children, youth, young adults, adults, seniors, and their families seeking cultural resources and supportive services.
- Building capacity through cultural knowledge and skills transmission;
- Support family resiliency through holistic healing and wellness;
- Foster safe space for knowledge transfer and cultural practice;
- Promote positive indigenous identity and healthy relationships; and
- Foster connections and cultural understanding between the Friendship Centre and the broader community.