Power of Friendship AHS


Who Are We?
The Power of Friendship AHS program was established in August of 2000 and recently moved into its own building, in July of 2004. Our host agency is the Prince George Native Friendship Centre. We have an active parent group that meets with the staff and on their own once a month. They are involved in the planning and implementation of our program. Parents attend workshops and sessions offered here and/or in conjunction with the parents of Site I, the PGAHS program.

Some of the workshops include: Nobody's Perfect, Stress Management, Child Safe, Food Safe, and Communication Skills. We are fortunate to have the Métis Elders take part in our program as well. They perform such things as knitting mittens for the children, storytelling, attending workshops and seminars, and saying opening and closing prayers at functions. Our Elders also act as advisors/role models around good ways of being.

Our children have learned about drumming and singing, about traditional values and have been asked on several occasions to perform at different events. Our Cree cultural curriculum has grown extensively over the years, many components of which have been shared with other AHS sites and mainstream educational institutions.

The PGAHS and POFAHS programs come together in the summer months to provide a six -week program for children on the waitlist who will be entering kindergarten in September. This session is designed to encourage a strong sense of identity and to prepare the children for the structures and routines of kindergarten


Contact
110 Anderson St.
Prince George, BC, V2M 4Z1
telephone: 250-564-1840