We imagine a genuine partnership with the indigenous people in Canada's north, built on friendship, respect and understanding. We dream of a Canada where justice reigns and reconciliation is possible.
When it comes to building stronger relationships with indigenous people, we stand not at a breaking point, but at a breakthrough point.
Our Mission: To strengthen communities as we engage indigenous and non-indigenous partners to nurture healing, empower youth, and foster leadership.
Our Vision: Forward Together
Programs and Services: NBCP has already made a positive impact in some of the northern communities we serve through our programs and services. Our history makes us uniquely equipped to deliver these programs and services, but we need your financial support in order to continue to make a positive difference and ultimately a better Canada for all.
What People Are Saying
"My trips to the North have had an enormous influence on both my personal and professional life as a teacher and lifelong learner. I have continued to research and better understand the policies of and influences on indigenous people and this has transformed how I see the world. "
— Matthew Annibale, Program Participant
"To experience the people and the traditions of the North was an honour. We are all part of the human family with needs, desires, and dreams. Its important to build relationships with our northern brothers and sisters in our own country. I can’t wait to go back. "
— Patrick Lange, Program Participant
"I’ve always treasured this idealized image of Canada being a privileged, safe place of equality. While this is true, there is a lot happening in our own backyard that we don’t like to talk about. I now have a firm resolve to do my part in reconciliation with our indigenous neighbours."
— Ali Neves, Program Participant
"No family without lodging, no rural worker without land, no labourer without rights, no people without sovereignty, no individual without dignity, no child without childhood, no young person without a future, no elderly person without a venerable old age."
— Pope Francis' Speech on the Poor and Indigenous Peoples, July 2015