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Inter-tribal Youth Centre- a project at NFCM

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Who we are

According to recent research, more than 50% of Aboriginal people live in cities. As this population undoubtedly continues to grow in Montreal, the Native Friendship Center of Montreal (NFCM) also continues to transform in order to meet the needs of this diverse group of people.

The Inter-Tribal Youth Center (ITYC) is a project of the NFCM, established since 1999. The ITYC was created to target Aboriginal youths (ages 12-29) in Montreal by providing them a safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental environment where there are a variety of activities aimed to improve their livelihood.

Many of our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youths, come from a variety of backgrounds such as the Arctic North and even from urban Montreal. This population consistently faces the challenging conditions of urban environments such as hunger, homelessness, prejudice, and unemployment.

What do we do

We collaborate with community organizations and individuals to develop diverse programs that aim to improve and maintain their physical health and spirituality, to discover and develop their artistic talents and interests, and to express and expand their traditional knowledge and culture.

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