The original New Journeys website launched in 2013 and featured a valuable online database of programs and services for Indigenous people across the country. The site was also home to a number of transition guides meant to help Indigenous people moving to a new city find their way.
In the summer of 2015, the National Association of Friendship Centres launched A4IW.ca, a website by and for Indigenous youth that focused on exploring the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Over the site’s first few months, it grew into a meeting place, a space to share and explore a number of different subjects including violence and safety, music, culture, heritage, cultural appropriation and racism and other topics important to Indigenous youth.
The New Journeys you see today brings together these two websites. Now, New Journeys is a completely unique online space for Indigenous people in Canada.
The new website delivers vital resources and information needed for Indigenous people to embark on any journey, along with engaging content and stories. The new site is, in essence, the Friendship Centre Movement in digital form. It’s a place to share stories of everyday life, growths and successes, of struggles and hardships and changes.