Facility component requirements and site considerations for the proposed relocation of the Calgary Indian Friendship Centre
LccHT 178 C22 J66 1994
LcshUrban renewal - Alberta - Calgary
Relocation (Housing) - Alberta - Calgary
Community centers - Alberta - Calgary
Calgary Indian Friendship Center (Calgary, Alta.)
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractThe purpose of this project was to provide criteria for facility component requirements and site selection for the relocation of The Calgary Indian Friendship Centre. The Calgary Native Friendship Society is considering relocating its Centre in order to improve the level of services and programs offered to urban Aboriginal people. Issues confronting urban Aboriginal people and the Calgary Native Friendship Society were identified to determine the role of the Society and Centre in Calgary's Aboriginal community. The Society's proposed organizational structure was discussed in relation to the implications of the structure change on the facility and its location. A Needs Assessment was performed using workshops and questionnaires, to determine locational and facility requirements. As the Society was attempting to use traditional symbols and values in all aspects of their planning, the Medicine Wheel was used to describe the facility components in relation to the Programming Medicine Wheel, currently being used by the Society. Recommendations for site selection for the new Calgary Indian Friendship Centre conclude this project. These recommendations were based on the study of tradition and Aboriginal urban issues, the requirements of the organization structure, the needs assessment, and the criteria for facility components and site consideration. It is hoped that Calgary Native Friendship Society's decision-makers will use this document to encourage on-going dialogue, as a tool for fundraising and future visioning exercises, and to select a suitable site for the relocation of the Friendship Centre.
Bibliography: p. <73-75>.
CitationJones, T. R. (1994). Facility component requirements and site considerations for the proposed relocation of the Calgary Indian Friendship Centre (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/19659
University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.