The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Corston as the organization’s new Executive Director. Erin brings more than fifteen years of experience working towards the betterment of Indigenous people and communities in Canada.
Born and raised in Treaty 9 Territory, Erin is an active member the Chapleau Cree First Nation (CCFN) located in Northeastern Ontario. She has dedicated her professional career to Indigenous specific issues and is a passionate advocate for Indigenous women’s equality rights and ending violence against women and children.
Erin has provided strategic leadership for a variety of Indigenous organizations including the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, the Ontario Native Women’s Association, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations.
The Board of Directors made the appointment after a national search and selection process.
Under Erin’s leadership, the NAFC will continue to support the Friendship Centre Movement across the country and advance strategic initiatives that benefit Canada’s urban Indigenous people.
Erin assumes her position as Executive Director on October 11, 2016.
About the National Association of Friendship Centres
The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is a network of 118 Friendship Centres and seven Provincial and Territorial Associations (PTAs) from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For over 50 years, Friendship Centres have been the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services to urban Indigenous people living in urban areas.
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