OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau and his Cabinet on being sworn in at Rideau Hall yesterday. The NAFC is looking forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau and the newly appointed Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, on continuing the improvement of quality of life for Indigenous people in urban centres.

"We are glad to see this new government's strong commitment to the Indigenous community and promise of investment in broad-based prosperity," said Jeffrey Cyr, Executive Director of the NAFC. "The NAFC and Friendship Centre Movement look forward to assisting the government in making these commitments a reality."

The NAFC supports the government's commitment to a renewed relationship with Indigenous people based on partnerships and will be engaging directly with ministers in key portfolios significant to Indigenous people in urban areas.

"The Friendship Centre Movement has and will continue to be supportive of government decisions that address urban Indigenous issues and support on-the-ground service delivery. We look forward to future collaboration on a number of key issues," said Nelson Mayer, President of the NAFC.

About the NAFC

Established in 1972, the NAFC represents a network of 118 Friendship Centres from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For over 60 years, Friendship Centres have been the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services for Indigenous people living in urban areas.

Contact Information:

For more information contact:

Alysha Akoodie Cunningham
Communications and Social Media Officer
National Association of Friendship Centres
T: (613) 563-4844 ext. 320