Becoming A Member…..

Becoming a member of the Muskoka Indigenous Friends Cultural Centre makes you part of the greater community of the local urban Indigenous people in Muskoka. With that–your voice matters! Your input helps to direct the Board of Directors when making decisions about local programs and services.

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous community members of Muskoka can become members. However, only 1 Non-Indigenous individual can be sitting on the Board of Directors at any time. Additionally, a Non-Indigenous Board Member can only hold the Officer Positions of either Treasurer or Secretary.

So, although we welcome our allies, we strongly want to encourage and hear from our Indigenous membership about what their needs are in the community. Our mandate is to improve the quality of life for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, Status and Non-Status who live in the urban environment of The District Municipality of Muskoka. Did you know–87% of Indigenous people reside in urban communities.

We need your voices to let us know how we can help improve the quality of life for Indigenous people locally.

  • Membership runs from January 1 to December 31 annually
  • Membership must be renewed annually
  • FEES: Children/Youth (0-17) — FREE
  • FEES: Adults (18+) — $5 each (waived on request)
  • FEES: Family (2 or more adults) — $10 (waived on request)
  • DONATION — applied to memberships financially unable to pay

As a Member……

  • You can attend monthly Board of Directors meetings as an observer
  • You get 1 (one) vote on each matter presented at the AGM (Annual General Meeting)
  • You may be able to access specialized services or programming for you and your family because you are better connected to what is going on
  • we throw in Member Bonuses when we can
  • Come WALK with us–We Are Like Kin !!


As a member of the Muskoka Indigenous Friends Cultural Centre, this is your opportunity to learn more about what the Board of Directors have been doing on your behalf and for the betterment of the entire community.

The 2023 AGM is a wrap–it was held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. You can see the recap and access documents here. AGM

Attending the AGM is your time to ask questions, look over the financials, vote on important issues, and in 2024–elect 2 additional Board Members.

  • DATE: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • LOCATION: St James Anglican Church, 191 Hotchkiss Street, GRAVENHURST
  • TIME: 11 AM TO 2 PM
  • Lunch and refreshments provided free
  • Fundraiser raffle and door prizes