Frequent Asked Questions
What does the Bonnyville Friendship Centre do?
The Bonnyville Friendship Centre is dedicated to bringing community together. By working together to empower families and individuals through innovative and cultural services, we aim to create an inclusive community. We have a wide variety of programs to reach all walks of life, ensuring success for all ages and all members of our community.
What type of programs you offer?
The Bonnyville Friendship Centre provides a multitude of programs and services designed to assist people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some of the programs we offer include:
- Clothing Depot
- Community development
- Community referral
- Crime prevention
- Cultural ceremonies
- Cultural programming
- Elders program
- Employment services & referral
- Community events, feasts & dinners (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
- Family violence & bullying
- Food bank
- Soup kitchen
- Volunteer income tax
- Aboriginal crafts
I’m not an Aboriginal person. Am I welcome?
Of course, you are welcome! Whether you would like to volunteer or if you require assistance, everyone is welcome. We urge all members of our community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal to meet with us, have a coffee, or simply stop by to speak with one of our team members. We aim to create an inclusive community, and you can help us achieve that goal.
What is the purpose of the Bonnyville Friendship Centre?
The mission statement of the centre is: “Bonnyville Friendship Centre is an innovative community-based service centre that empowers our community by promoting wellness through programming based on Cultural Values”. We aim to bridge the gap between between all people. We understand that education is the key to understanding, by educating the community about the different cultures surrounding us, we will come together to create an inclusive community.
How can I find out more about the Bonnyville Friendship Centre?
You are encouraged to drop by the centre anytime and visit! You can also locate our contact information, or send us an email by clicking here.