Miywasin Friendship Centre

Miywasin Friendship Centre is a partnership that targets the needs of the Aboriginal Community in the Medicine Hat Area and develops and maintains services to meet those needs. Our project is based on the Medicine Wheel concept, where the central hub of the wheel is an Aboriginal Service Delivery Centre and the focus of the Centre is for programmed activities – early intervention, youth, elder and family programming, parenting programs, recreational activities, counseling supports, cultural resources, an information and referral centre, etc. In 2002, we expanded our programming and incorporated housing supports into the services we deliver through the purchase of a three-story building in downtown Medicine Hat.  In 2012, we expanded our cultural programming and purchased a camp in Elkwater, now called Camp Miywasin.

Within the Miywasin Centre we work in partnership with other Indigenous agencies - Métis Urban Housing Corporation/Métis Capital Housing Corporation branch office, Métis Nation of Alberta Association Local Council #8 (Medicine Hat), the Medicine Hat Métis Trading Company Society and the Miywasin Aboriginal Women’s Society in delivering services to our community.

Our vision is to gather together and share, respect our diversity, celebrate our Aboriginal cultures and build our future.

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