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"The AFCC is one of the first Friendship Centres in Canada to open a dedicated Elders’ Lodge, one that offers not only affordable housing, but both indoor and outdoor spaces to practice land teachings, hold ceremonies and promote healing. The Lodge will be located in the northeast community of Highland Park and the official groundbreaking is planned for August. The AFCC’s mission is to provide Indigenous cultural connection through programs and services for the urban population."
“The Lodge will be home to 12 residents, but integrated with areas used for ceremony, cultural activities, supports, and a meeting space for the Elders Knowledge Council. This is truly a community and a gathering place and creates a sense of ownership and pride.”