Bridging Across Canada Database

Database Team in Halifax

What is the Bridging Across Canada database?

Bridging Across Canada

The Bridging Across Canada database application is designed by and for Friendship Centres. It empowers Friendship Centres to collect disaggregated data about their service offerings, centralizes data management, automates statistical reports and so much more.  

The Bridging Across Canada database application is currently in a pilot phase funded through a Partnership between ESDC (Canada) and Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (Halifax) that ends March 2023 when NAFC is set to take over administrative ownership. Membertou Geomatics Solutions, an Indigenous-led company, is responsible for the database development. 

Benefits for Friendship Centres 

  • Easier and faster data entry 
  • Reporting is automated – you only need to review and modify prior to sharing! 
  • Custom-designed programs are created for each Friendship Centre 
  • Centralizes information on infrastructure, partnerships, memberships and more! 

Membertou Geomatics Solutions 

Membertou Geomatics Solutions is a commercially viable company for the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou that is responsible for the development of the Bridging Across Canada database. Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Membertou Geomatics Solutions have had an ongoing partnership for almost a decade. The pilot project built on this partnership to develop a database application that could be used by all Friendship Centres.  

Membertou Community 

Membertou is an urban and progressive Mi’kmaq community located on Unama’ki – Cape Breton Island. With a strong focus on community growth through economic development, the spirit of Membertou is driven by its close-knit and vibrant people.  

Resources and links 

Are you interested in joining the database? Email us to learn more  

NEW! Bridging Across Canada (BAC) Brochure 

Membertou Geomatics Solutions (MGS) Website 

Membertou Community Website