Support for New Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Initiative
May 26, 2022
Invest Nova Scotia is supporting the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre as it creates opportunities for neighbours in Halifax’s north end to better connect and share with one another.
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre will receive $1.2 million for its new Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax initiative, which aims to bring people together through activities designed and led by residents.
“We are thrilled to support Every One Every Day, an initiative that will create dynamic spaces where local residents can truly learn from one another and build relationships, particularly between Indigenous Peoples and other Nova Scotians,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development. “With inclusivity and reconciliation at the forefront, this initiative will help connect communities, amplify voices and bring vibrance to our neighbourhoods.”
Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax will launch on June 10 with a series of public events and activities.
Invest Nova Scotia is excited to support the incredible work being done by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre. The launch of Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax will bring together people of diverse backgrounds and create an inspired sense of community in north end Halifax. It is an innovative approach to community development, and Invest Nova Scotia is excited to have invested in their future success. Graham Eisenhauer, Chair, Invest Nova Scotia
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society is thrilled that Invest N.S. recognizes the importance of the work we are undertaking to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together. We are excited to see new relationships grow based on the values of Truth and Reconciliation. Pamela Glode Desrochers, Executive Director, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax is an exciting initiative by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre that will create opportunities to build relationships between Indigenous Peoples and other Nova Scotians, and allow residents of Kjipuktuk/Halifax to learn from and celebrate one another. This is important work centred on the values of Truth and Reconciliation. Karla MacFarlane, Minister of L’nu Affairs
Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax initiative: https://www.halifaxiseveryone.ca/
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre: https://mymnfc.com/
Invest Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/invest-nova-scotia