Labrador Friendship Centre
Enriching Aboriginal Life
in Labrador
Labrador Friendship Centre
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Precautionary Measures
In light of the ongoing developments with the threat of the Coronavirus and advisories from the Health Officials, the Labrador Friendship Centre is taking measures to help the vulnerable people who may live, work, and or visit and take part in our programs and services, as well as the general public.
We have decided to discontinue all non-essential programs and services at the Labrador Friendship Centre.
Effective March 16, 2020, the following programs have been discontinued until further notice:
• Aboriginal Head Start
• SHIELD Programs
• Seniors' Programming and Services
• Seniors' Van
• Meeting space rentals
• Multi-purpose room rentals
• Catering
The following services will not be available until further notice:
• Assisted Living Program will NOT be receiving visitors to the units.
• The Friendship Diner (Kitchen) will be closed to the public
• The Gary Broomfield Hostel will be closed to all visitors
Please note we will still be accepting people as tenants to the Gary Broomfield Hostel. The tenants are one of the reasons why we are putting these measures in place.
The Food Bank will remain OPEN. Arrangements with the clients for food bank pickups will be established. These arrangements will be made with the safety of the staff and clients in mind.

Service for Seniors

S.P.E.C.S is a volunteer committee that seniors have been able to avail of for a large number of years. This committee is not funded by the government so must rely on other organizations to help with monetary donations. The monetary donations are used to help seniors with the purchase of items such as, glasses, hearing aids, dentures, and various other items. Seniors of 60 years of age and over who need this service are provided up to $250.00 per item. This service removes a great burden to those who otherwise would have to do without.

Any and all donations are accepted and would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be sent to the address below.

An individual who wants to avail of this service can request it in writing and forward the letter to the committee at:

S.P.E.C.S.
P.O. Box 814, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
NL, A0P 1E0

For further information contact:
Barbara McGowan
Treasurer

Phone: 709-896-2349
barbmcgowan_3@hotmail.com
 
Orientation to Indigenous Peoples Workshop
The Labrador Friendship Centre will be
offering the following Workshop
for Newcomers to Canada:

Orientation to Indigenous Peoples Workshop

Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to become educated on and to become culturally aware of the Indigenous groups in Labrador – the Inuit, the Innu, and the Southern Inuit/Métis.
This workshop includes:
 An information session on the history of Indigenous people in Canada
 Guest speakers from each Indigenous group in Labrador
 Q & A time with the Guest Speakers
 Experience smudging and lighting of a Kullik

This Workshop will be taking place on
Friday, October 16th from 1 – 4 pm
In the Multipurpose Room at the Labrador Friendship Centre

If seats are not filled by Monday, October 12th, seats will be offered to local residents, either Indigenous or non-Indigenous, who would like to take part in this great learning experience.
Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please contact:

Jermaine Manning
Newcomer Indigenous Liaison Coordinator
896-8302, ext. 218
jmanning@lfchvgb.ca
 
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Drumdancers (larger version)
Drummdancing Workshop
This Workshop is a FREE opportunity to learn the history of Inuit drum dancing in Labrador, the meaning behind some of the traditional dances, and you will learn how to drum dance by drumming Instructors Keshia Flowers and Kelly Jacobs!

This Workshop will take place from 6 – 8 pm in the Multipurpose Room at the LFC beginning on Thursday, October 15th and will run weekly until Thursday, November 19th

If seats are not filled by Monday, October 12th, seats will be offered to local residents, either Indigenous or non-Indigenous, who would like to take part in this great learning experience.
Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please contact:
Jermaine Manning
Newcomer Indigenous Liaison Coordinator
896-8302, ext. 218
jmanning@lfchvgb.ca
 
Reaching Home Indigenous NL
Call for Proposals

Reaching Home is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada which aims to prevent and reduce homelessness. Reaching Home Indigenous NL is the funding stream for off-reserve Indigenous peoples in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. We are now issuing a Call for Proposals with approximately $1,000,000 available for capital projects and/or services to reduce homelessness for Indigenous people to March 31, 2022 with the possibility of additional multi-year funding to the end of March 31, 2024.
About Reaching Home Indigenous NL
• Federally funded and administered through the Labrador Friendship Centre.
• Provincial in scope.
• Serving off-reserve Indigenous people, regardless of their status or origin, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eligible Applicants
Not-for-profit organizations; For-profit organizations which meet certain criteria; Indigenous organizations including: incorporated for-profit and not-for-profit Indigenous controlled organizations, Indigenous controlled unincorporated associations, Indian Act Bands, Tribal Councils and Indigenous self-government entities; and, Municipalities. Please note: Where feasible, preference will be given to Indigenous organizations to deliver projects.

How to Apply: Application documents can be downloaded from our website: WWW.RHINL.CA
tdoherty@lfchvgb.ca
 
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