About NCFC

About North Central Family Centre – Past, Present and Future


Past

North Central Family Centre (NCFC) has operated for over 20 years in the North Central neighborhood of Regina and has developed trust within the community, and a deep understanding of the needs of the families and youth in the area.  NCFC’s focus is on families and kids, offering a safe and welcoming space and programming including afterschool recreation and activities, meals, employment readiness, and housing support.  NCFC is very much grassroots.  NCFC has embarked on a journey to focus on better outcomes by addressing the causes, to help kids and families “break the cycles” of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and poor housing. 

Present

By investing in a “social enterprise” model and focusing on the causes (providing a hand up, not a handout) NCFC is in the middle of developing a better way to enable children and youth to lead happy and productive lives.  A social enterprise means investing in better governance, better financial management, a strong management team, and annual strategic and business planning.  This allows a social enterprise to take on large projects, and to attract greater funding to expand services and make a bigger impact in a community.  It also allows NCFC to innovate and invest continuously in better practices for better outcomes. 

For many years NCFC has provided wrap around housing services, without having its own affordable units. This will change soon.

Future

The effort over the last few years at NCFC to move to a new model enables NCFC to be more ambitious and make a greater impact.  This model resulted in the receiving $8.5M in funding from CMHC, City of Regina and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.  The Rapid Housing Project (RHI) project moves NCFC to a more sustainable model and allows for enhanced programming and support to the neighbourhood. The Hopes and Dreams campaign will allow additional investments in the required facilities and in capacity to bring bigger change to the neighborhood.  Through collaboration and partnerships NCFC and others will develop new and better ways to positively impact families and youth in the community.

Interesting Facts about NCFC

  • 50% of our staff have participated in programs at the Centre as either a child, youth or adult. More than 75% of our staff either currently lives in or grew up in North Central.
  • Minimum 51% Indigenous representation on our Board of Directors.
  • The magic that is NCFC has been and continues to be built by community for community.
  • NCFC is a contributor to the innovation and evolution of the non-profit/charitable sector and is creating long lasting positive change in people’s lives and a stronger economy for all.

For more information check out NCFC.ca