National Association of Friendship Centres

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples

The UPIP aims to improve the quality of life for the more than 780,000 Indigenous people living in Canada’s urban areas. The Program offers four streams of funding:

  1. organizational capacity;
  2. programs and services;
  3. coalition tables; and
  4. research and innovation.

The St. John’s Native Friendship Centre accesses two of these streams of funding.

Organizational Capacity

This stream offers core funding for up to five years to the Friendship Centre to deliver programs or services to urban Indigenous peoples. Core funding covers the day-to-day operating costs of an organization. 

Programs & Services

The activities and outputs of the Programs and Services funding stream are to support investments in projects which support transitions to cities from reserves and northern and remote communities, and which attract additional investments to increase participation in the economy. 

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