In 1982, the Native community started procedures to become incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization. This was achieved in February 1983 and in April 1983 we received core funding becoming the first satellite Friendship Centre in Canada to become a fully funded Friendship Centre. In 1984 we were able to acquisition the St. Paul's Parish Hall and to our knowledge became the first Native Friendship Centre to acquire Native community urban property without government or any other capital assistance.
Our goal at RCBHS is to develop responsible, well-educated, well-rounded, productive citizens of not only this community, but Canadian society as a whole. We believe that we can be successful in the achievement of this goal with the continued involvement of parents and teachers working together to create the supportive learning environment which all the research tells us is important in students academic success.
Following a wildly successful visit from the Summer Catch program at Fort Erie Secondary School in the summer of 2011, a new friendship was formed. In the fall, Sexsmith Farm moved into the greenhouse at FESS and began to work with special need, culinary and co-op students. The 2012 Summer Catch program helped to grow food for their cafeteria in the fall.