Indigenous youth

Why Does Data Collection Matter? 

  • Identifies emerging issues and showcases successes 
  • Visualizes the needs of our community members 
  • Supports an urban Indigenous story telling approach 
  • Highlights the essential work carried out by Friendship Centres 

How can data be used to benefit Friendship Centres? 

  • Helps identify priorities, bridge gaps in programming, and set targets 
  • Holds the government accountable 
  • To develop action plans that are relevant to the needs of community members 
  • To respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 

Data Initiatives at NAFC 

National Data Strategy  

A data strategy outlines actions that will bring us from where we are now to realizing our common vision for the National Association of Friendship Centres.  


Bridging Across Canada Database Application 
A database application designed by and for Friendship Centres, which empowers centres to collect disaggregated data on their service offerings providing valuable insight into their community needs. 
Community Led Data Collection 
An initiative to build data capacity and expertise within the Friendship Centre Movement, champion the value of data collection and bring data experts from within the movement together to develop the national data strategy. 


For more information  

Andrew Macumber 

Programs, Data Analyst