• Centre d'amitié autochtone de Joliette
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone de Sept-Îles
  • Centre indien Cri de Chibougamau
  • Centre d'entraide et d'amitié autochtone de Senneterre
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone de La Tuque
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone de Val d'Or
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone du Saguenay
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone de Québec


Montreal, September 12, 2012 – The new Native Friendship Centre in Montreal, provisionally named the Montreal Native Community Development Centre, is holding its Founding General Assembly on September 25, 2012 at Gouverneur Hôtel Place Dupuis in Montreal, beginning at 6 p.m.

This project to develop a new Aboriginal community centre for Montreal is an initiative of a Steering Committee made up of members from Montreal’s Aboriginal community, with the support of the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ). The Steering Committee is comprised of: Me Nadir André, Ms. Linda Connelly Girard, Ms. Ellen Gabriel, Me Marie-Christine Gagnon, Mr. Jorge Herrera, Ms. Ida Labillois Montour, Ms. Thelma Nelson and Mr. Will Nichols.

Ce nouveau « Centre de développement communautaire autochtone à Montréal » offrira de multiples services répondant aux besoins de la communauté autochtone de Montréal, notamment ceux exprimé dans l’Évaluation des besoins des Autochtones en milieu urbain de Montréal, réalisée en 2007. Les services offerts par ce nouveau centre de services pour Autochtones seront inclusifs et organisés sous la forme d’un continuum afin d’engager les familles, les enfants, les jeunes et les Aînés, ainsi qu’encourager un sentiment d’appartenance communautaire.

The new Montreal Native Community Development Centre (MNCDC) will offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of Montreal’s Aboriginal population, particularly those identified by the report Needs assessment of the Aboriginal People in the Urban Setting of Montreal, which was carried out in 2007. Services provided by the MNCDC are open to all Aboriginal peoples and will foster the participation of families, children, youth, and Elders to create a sense of belonging within the community.

The services offered by the Centre will be in accordance with the mission of Native Friendship Centres, which is to improve the quality of life of Montreal’s urban Aboriginal population, promote our culture and foster harmonious relations amongst different peoples in the urban setting. The Montreal Native Community Development Centre will complement the services currently being provided by other Aboriginal organizations in the Montreal area.

To obtain a membership card and participate at the General Assembly, or for more information about the project, you can contact coordinator, Éric Cardinal, at 514-331-6587. You can also visit the Website at www.nativemontreal.com. Membership cards can also be purchased during the General Assembly of September 25, for 2$.

Press Release.September 12nd, 2012


The Board of Directors of the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) wishes to explain its role and actions concerning the needs of Montreal’s Aboriginal community, in order to correct certain erroneous information that has been circulating since the revocation of the provincial membership of the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM). We are aware of the concerns and questions raised by this issue and we understand the inevitability of reactions. In view of our full respect for all of Montreal’s Aboriginal interveners and citizens, we feel it is essential to clarify the situation and respond to the concerns expressed by some members of the city’s Aboriginal community regarding the sustainability of the services offered to them.

Information Letter to explain the rôle ans the actions of the RCAAQ concerning the Aboriginal community of Montreal.

Questions-Answers' Form to explain clearly and simply the decision of the RCAAQ concerning Native Friendship Centre of Montreal.


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