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Wachiay Friendship Centre

Wachiay Studio Inc. is a social enterprise owned and operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre Society. The Studio came into existence as a result of our evening art classes attracting
increased numbers of Aboriginal youth, adults and Elders over the years. Classes include: screen printing; art skills development; cultural knowledge & entrepreneurial training. Participants created ‘ One Tribe’, a cooperative that promotes a social economy with benefits accruing to our Indigenous community members. The Studio was incorporated May 17, 2015 with the social purpose to promote Indiginous art and culture and provide affordable printing services to Aboriginal artists, Aboriginal schools and community members / groups. We are capable of printing art on textiles, paper, wood, plastic, glass, metal and more. Our upgrade project involves the purchase of new machinery to replace out-dated equipment that is expensive to maintain. This equipment will accomodate increased capacity and enable further opportunities for community and artist growth.