The Mission Indian Friendship Centre has many programs within the centre for members of the Mission and Abbotsford communities.

The Mission Indian Friendship Centre is one of 24 Friendship Centres throughout British Columbia and is the only friendship centre in the Fraser Valley. The Services that are provided are open to the public and are accessible by signing up for programs. The contact information for getting more information about the different programs are listed in the contact page. Click the program name to see more information about that program.

Programs at the Mission Indian Friendship Centre

 Community Health Program | Drug & Alcohol Program | Youth Cultural & Employment Programs

Community Health Program:

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Drug & Alcohol Program:


Mission Indian Friendship Centre









MIFCS may be for you if….

·         You have experinced problems due to alcohol or other drugs

·         You are motivated to make positiver changes in your life

·         You would like a supportive recovery enviroment

·         You would like to meet community members in recovery









Saturday night

7:30pm to 9:00pm





Wednesday night

7:30pm to 9:00pm





Objectives and goals:


Individuals who participate in outpatient counselling/treatment program will have a goal of:

-     reduced substance misuse

-     improved physical health

-     improved psychological health

-     improved family functioning

-     improved social functioning

-     improved educational functioning

-     improved vocational functioning

-     reduced involvement with the criminal justice system



Mission Statement:


Our purpose is to help individuals and families to achieve a healthier more positive lifestyle by assisting them in their efforts to eliminate or reduce the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, therefore, the resulting harm.



(1)     To care for people’s alcohol and 

         drug related recovery needs.

(2)     To offer the highest quality professional service to our clients.

(3)     To utilize a holistic approach when meeting the needs of the clients).

(4)     To encourage and support trust, respect, safety, teamwork, and compassion in all our relationships with clients, colleagues and the community.

(5)     To develop client-centred therapies.

(6)     To develop a harm reduction.

(7)     To decrease substance misuse.

(8)     To improve mental well-being.

(9)     To decrease legal problems.

(10)   Improve vocational training.

(11)   Improve family/social functioning.

(12)   To develop prevention activities for all

(13)   To provide support recovery.

(14)   To promote a healthier lifestyle.

(15)   To work with other community resources in terms of treatment, networking and shared responsibility

(16)   To develop weekly sessions on alcohol and drug information, family unity.

(17)   To utilize a sense of self-worth.

(18)   To be accountable to our clients, the MIFC, and funding authorities

(19)   To respect human rights and dignity.

(20)   To address the needs of a development process through sacred circles and traditional Native Healing.

(21)   To focus on long term goals.

(22)   To explore new models for treatment.

(23)   To seek out elders for adivice.


Each client of the MIFC Alcohol and Drug program will have a treatment plan which will be developed in a collaborative effort with the A&D counsellor and the client. The treatment plan will include some or all of the following depending on the needs, wishes and goals of the client.


-     assessment

-     treatment plan/ relapse prevention

-     goal setting with time limits

-     scheduled individual sessions

-     couples counselling

-     group counselling

-     educational on aspects of addictions and related behaviours

-     referrals

-     aftercare

-     scheduled meetings

-     self-help meetings/groups (e.g. AA)

-     consultations

-     case recordings

-     case reviews

-     case management

-     prevention

-     mental health issues

-     healthy family relationships

-     healthy spousal relationships

-     scheduled classes and/or courses

-     community resources (if appropriate)

-     Residential treatment (if appropriate)

-     Detox (if appropriate)




Darryl Lucas

Alcohol and Drug Counsellor


33150 A First Ave

Mission BC

V2V 1G4

Tel: 604-826-1281

Cell: 604-209-0614












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Youth Cultural & Employment Program:

The M.I.F.C.S ‘Leaders of the Future’ Youth Program is funded in part through UMAYC funding and the NAAFC Federal funding.



Youth Council

Chair 1:           Andrianna Peters






Chair 2:           Isaac Joseph

Treasurer:       Julia Peters

Secretary:        Sherra Frank

Director:          NikkiSam/Galpin




Cultural Youth Worker


Weekly Activities

Monday ~  The Youth Centre is closed


Wednesday~  Family Culture Night. 

Everyone is welcome!  There will be a light dinner served to those who attend. 

·           Pow wow singing and drumming

·           Stl’atl’imx Nation style singing,

·           The traditional Sto:lo territory songs are shared with all who want to come down and share some quality family time with other members of the community.   


Thursday~ Craft Night

I will give you step by step instructions on how to create different handmade crafts.

Monthly Workshops!

There will be workshops offered on a monthly  basis.  Please refer to the monthly calendar for upcoming events. 

Please feel free to come down to the Youth Centre.  Join the Youth as they come together with the community  to celebrate through cultural beliefs and spirituality

Employment & Education Guidance Advisor



·         Are you between the ages 15 and 29?

·         Unemployed?

·         Are you thinking of returning to school but don’t know where to apply?


If you are looking for assistance with education or employment you might want to come down to the Mission Indian Friendship Centre and see what the M.I.F.C.S. ‘Leaders of the Future’ Youth Centre has to offer.


·         Resourceful Workshops!

·         Employment and Education advise!

·         Computers available for job search

·         Assistance with faxing and photocopying

·         Resume and cover letter making.


Please be sure to check the monthly youth calendar for ongoing activities and workshops.  Call for an appointment. 





E:mail -

Hi I am the Youth Coordinator.   My job description is  to:

·      Set up programs & events for the Youth Center

·      Plan & Organize

·      Direct daily operations, administrative work

·      Evaluate cost of services

·      Manage Contract in conjunction with the Youth council 

·      Preparation of reports, advise senior management

·      I work with the Youth to Plan and control

            budget and expenditures

I am at the Youth Center from Tuesday - Saturday

Weekdays:  12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays:   9:00am-4:00pm

You can contact me during these times. Thanks!



Youth Council

On behalf of the MIFCS ‘Leaders of the Future’,  I would like to show gratitude to everyone who has contributed towards our Youth Centre.  We successfully have a youth council that consists of five members.  Each member, amongst others, have worked hard in fundraising activities, and encouraging employment skills!  The culture programs have given us several experiences from which we gain knowledge of who we are, and where we come from. Employment skills help each youth develop each personality and what type of occupation they would build on. The youth centre, and council meetings are open to anyone between the ages of 14-29.  If you would like to make a difference in the community, come on down and join our youth centre!

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Mission Statement


M.I.F.C.S. ‘Leaders of the future’ Youth Centre Program is about     healing, empowerment, education, and prevention.  The program works to help contribute to the protection of our community, and rebuild healthy families, through leadership and team building.



33150A 1st Avenue

Mission, B.C.

V2V 1G4


Fax: (604)826-4056


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Mission Statement


The Mission Indian Friendship Centre’s purpose is to meet the needs of First Nations and Non-First Nations origin, who are making a transition to the urban community. To provide a central and suitable facility where counseling, information, guidance and referral services will be provided.


Community Kitchen Services:

Hot lunch served Monday - Friday @ 12:00 p.m.

Donations of $1.00 per serving are accepted.

Meeting Room Rentals


Hall Rental











In lieu of a donation you can volunteer your time and effort for a meal. Volunteers must be here by 11:30 a.m. to obtain a ticket. Limited amount of volunteer work, so please come in early

Healing Circles

Wednesday Evenings


A.A. Meetings





N.A. Meetings


C.A. Meetings














Programs and Services

All programs subject to change

Community Health Program


·        Cultural

  • Educational

Alcohol & Drug Program

  • One on One Counseling
  • Workshops
  • Prevention


















INFORMATION (604) 826-1281


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