Mission Statement

​"The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre will promote and provide culturally sensitive programs and services with the community through empowerment, respect, accountability and leadership"

The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, incorporated June 15, 1976, is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, charitable organization striving to meet the needs of urban Aboriginal people within the City of Thompson and surrounding communities, who are making the transition from life on the reserve or community to urban life. This is achieved through the provision of programs and services which focus on culture, health, employment/training, education, social issues, hostel, recreation, and justice. The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre is governed by an eleven member volunteer Board of Directors who are elected annually.​​

The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre has developed partnerships with the community and has successfully developed and implemented several programs and services designed to meet the needs of the diverse Aboriginal populations (First Nations, Metis, Non-Status, and Inuit) in Northern Manitoba. The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre is status-blind and while programs and services are primarily designed for urban Aboriginal people, many non-Aboriginal people utilize the organization. All programs and services are delivered in a culturally sensitive, holistic, inclusive manner and our organization works with all sectors of the community to promote enhanced race relations and increase awareness and understanding.

Aims & Objectives
  • To encourage the assistance of service agencies, voluntary organizations, private industry and all levels of government in advancing and maintaining the well-being of Aboriginal people.
  • To assist in the development of community action groups in addressing specific areas for the advancement and betterment of Aboriginal people.
  • To provide a safe, comfortable and economic environment for Aboriginal people through the delivery of hostel services.​
  • To promote an awareness of Aboriginal culture and increase the understanding of same to the social service, private industry, government agencies, and the community at large through its program and service delivery.​
  • To research and identify community needs and provide programs and services to meet the expressed social, educational, cultural, recreational, and employment needs of Aboriginal people.​
  • To promote and develop local community leadership.​
  • To remain non-partisan in religious and political matters.​
  • To strive for self-sufficiency​