Timmins Native Friendship Centre
- Hours: 10am - 4pm
The Great Northern Ontario Road Show is off to the fourth largest city in Northeastern Ontario, the City of Timmins! This community is a multicultural mosaic deeply rooted in Indigenous and European cultures. They invite you to come celebrate the best in culture, music, the arts, and sports. Visit and enjoy their hospitality, friendly people, attractions, festivals and events and our natural, pristine scenic and accessible outdoors. Adventure is just around the corner. With 50 locations, you can be sure the Great Northern Ontario Roadshow is coming to a town near you.A small group of dedicated people came together with a dream to provide a safe gathering place for the Native community. From those first early steps, the Timmins Native Friendship Centre was established in 1974. This realization was influenced largely by the arrival of Aboriginal people who had to leave their home reserves to seek employment or to attend the local educational institutes. The main concern was with the increasing number of First Nation students coming from the surrounding coastal communities to attend the local Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools. It was generally felt by the founders of the Timmins Native Friendship Centre that these students need to be provided with a positive environment, which would reflect their academic performance in a positive way.