Our Mission Statement

Since 1965, the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre has existed to administer and implement programs to meet the needs to Indigenous people migrating to or living in cities while bridging the cultural gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

In cooperation with community agencies, we work vigilantly to remove barriers the Indigenous community experiences on a daily basis. We celebrated our 50th anniversary on September 8, 2015. The GPFC is one of many Friendship Centres across Canada. If you want to find more information on the Friendship Centre nearest you, visit the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association directory.

Our Staff

Photo of Miranda Laroche
Miranda LarocheExecutive Director

Tricia PlanteExecutive Admin Assistant
Photo of Andrea Southam
Andrea SouthamFinance Officer

Our Board

The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre is governed by a publicly membership-elected board, consisting of 12 board members and one youth member from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds.

This dedicated team of volunteers oversees the extensive number of events, programs, and initiatives offered by the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre. Their experience and knowledge have been a true asset to our community and we are grateful for their commitment and expertise.

Joseph Readhead, President
Joseph RedheadPresident

Friendship Centre Movement