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The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert is an inclusive organization that exists to provide programs and services to the community at large; doing this with an emphasis on the needs of the First Nations People in the areas of education, culture, health and recreation.



Expand your education and prepare for the workforce


Providing workshops and training programs


Education, Culture, Health & Recreation


Giving back to our community

the Friendship House is here to serve you!

helping you become the best you.





Mental Health Liaison Worker 

 Offers confidential meetings, referrals, advocacy and
workshops. The coordinator networks with other agencies and researches information on
various mental health issues while supporting client’s needs.

Contact: Peter Loy Phone: 250-627- 1717 ext. 30


Alcohol and Drug Program 

The counselor works with clients in developing personalized treatment plans and strategies, to deal with his/her addiction issues; and provides referrals to treatment centers and programs when needed.


Contact:  Katie Mierau    Phone: 250-627-1717 ext. 15

Youth Justice Worker

The Youth Justice Worker Program works with referred clients from the Youth Probation Worker at MCFD targeting intensive support and supervision, individual goals, needs and requirements.  Desired outcomes include Resume building, job search, completing community service hours, maintaining school attendance and being involved in pro-social activities in the community.

Contact Alayna Brown   Phone: 250-627-1717 ext. 16

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Aama Goot Aboriginal Women’s Wellness Program

Provides health-related information and services in a
multi-directional manner that is respectful of each woman’s current condition. Every woman will be viewed as
a primary influence in her family and any positive change in her mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health will benefit the family unit. Workshops and information sessions are ongoing




Youth Programs

Creating a brighter future for our children.

Family Programs

You Are not Alone! 

Seniors Program

Keeping Traditions Alive



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Employment Placement Coordinator

The Employment coordinator will assist in connecting clients to viable training/employment options and identify labour market demands in the community. Link clients to other resources available within suite of programs offered at the Centre and within the community. Provide employment/training assistance to clients, through service needs determination and development of individualized Employment Advancement & Placement Plans (EAPP’s).
William Gye Phone: 250-627- 1717 ext. 29

Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert offers Two (2) Post-Secondary Bursaries

Adam Moore Memorial Bursary. The Adam Moore Bursary was founded for
students who wish to take post-secondary studies. Adam Moore played
basketball on Friendship House teams in his youth.

Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Elliot Bursary Fund – The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Elliot
Bursary is for students who want to pursue studies in Humanities, Education,
Social Work, Nursing, Medicine, Arts, or Architecture. Dr. Robert Elliott started
the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert; and donated the funds for the
Preschool playground.
To apply for either of the bursaries, graduating high school students can apply at
their school.

Check out Our full list of training oppurtinities today!


we can help you on your way to success today.


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The good food box


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Community Health fair


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traditional harvest 


Our Office

744 Fraser St. Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1P9

Phone: 250-627-1717

Fax: 250-627-7533



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History of Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert

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        Established by Dr. Bob Elliott, with the support of the United Church, the Friendship House of Prince
Rupert has been offering programs and assistance to the community for almost 60 years.
Beginning in 1958, Dr. Elliot, a United Church Minister, planned to implement a Friendship centre into
Prince Rupert, and with funding provided by the United Church, was able to rent a facility and establish a
short-stay hostel for the growing seasonal population, including a ‘milk’ program for young children. The
Friendship Centre quickly developed as it began to offer a larger variety of programs; by the early 1960s
support grew for the centre from government sources and by 1963 building of The Friendship House was
completed and opened in order to accommodate the growing number of programs and activities offered. The
vision that the Friendship House was established under, as an inclusive community organization, assisting with
the needs of Aboriginal People’s in an urban setting; was promptly fulfilled as the program list expanded. By
1976 the Friendship House ‘milk’ program developed into a nursery school, youth street work program,
alcohol rehabilitation and a hostel to the public. The hostel supplied emergency lodging, food, and hospitality
to those who were experiencing financial or other difficulties. Aside from their own organized programs the
Friendship House also became the meeting spot for multiple independent groups such as carving room and
Club 61.
The Friendship House transitioned from a hostel into an inclusive organization that still provides
assistance to the community with a multitude of programs and services with an emphasis on the needs of First
Nations in areas of health, education culture and recreation.