Since July 16, 1985, the Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ has a unique circumstance that is different from all other Friendship Centres across Canada. While friendship centres are mainly located in urban settings, the REFC is located on the traditional lands of the Tlicho. This creates natural protocols that must be respected and supported in order to boild solid working relationships, the organization has expanded to address the growing needs to residents in the communities we serve; Behchoko (Rae-Edzo) and we are expanding our services to cover the communities of Whati (Lac La Martre), Gameti (Rae Lakes) and Wekweeti (Snare Lake).


Within the past decade, the Tlicho Government has established self-governance and the development of programs and services through its various departments and Tlicho Investment Corporations such as the Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA), which offers a realm of social, health and wellness and educational services in the four Communities of Behchoko (Rae-Edzo), and we are expanding our services to cover the communities of Whati (Lac La Martre), Gameti (Rae Lakes) and Wekweeti (Snare Lake).

Angela Zoe - Executive Assistant/Administration

Meet Our Team

Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨Įlı̨ Kǫ 

Welcome to 

Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą TsʾĮı̨lı̨ Kǫ 

(Rae-Edzo Friendship Centre)

pROGRAM VOLUNTEER

The Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ (Rae-Edzo Friendship Centre) If you are considering volunteering here at REFC, with rewarding and exciting experience. We require volunteers from time to time for special events (less than 10 hours) or for ongoing support for our regular programs.

Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ

​​Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ, herein called "The Society"  is a benevolent philanthropic, non-profit corporation, governed by the Societies Act of the Northwest Territories, Canada, and this Constitution and By-Laws following:


The objects of the Society are:

  • The encouragement of cross-cultural understanding and awareness between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
  • To support and facilitate the development of: individual leaning, community groups, training programs, education courses, recreational programs, employment opportunities, healing and restoration justice. This includes an all-encompassing support for cradle to grave programs and services.
  • To encourage, through high-quality program and service delivery, a response to community needs to build self-reliance, independence, and personal and community responsibility,
  • To develop strong leadership and volunteerism by all ages within the community.
  • To provide a Friendship Centre for the people of the people of Tlicho communities and surrounding area, with outreach across the territories to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in need of our programs and services.
  • To assist people from outlying communities to integrate into the community life of Behchoko (Rae-Edzo) and other larger centre's of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
  • ​The operations of the Society are to be chiefly carried out in the Tlicho region, with the head office in Behchoko (Rae-Edzo) Northwest Territories, Canada.

Marvin Apples - Program Manager/Youth Coordinator

​Working together can make a big difference in our community's - Friendship Centre Movement of Canada

Joe Pintarics - Executive Director

Building #124  Donda Tili

PO BOX 85 BEHCHOKO NT CANADA X0E0Y0

Tel: 867-392-6000   Fax: 867-392-6093

Website: www.tltk.ca      Eamil: info@tltk.ca



Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Statutory Holidays


Youth Drop-In Centre Hours:


It's close until further notice, we are currently negotiating on new funding for the Youth Drop-In Centre.

For more info Call Marvin at the REFC. 


Monday-Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Weekend hours are subject to change.