The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada. Located at 551 Chatham St, in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia.
BC INDIGENOUS FUNDING CONFERENCE
September 21 - 23, 2016, Richmond, BC
The BC Indigenous Funding Conference hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres provides a simple, effective, and innovative space for funders and community members to make positive local connections. Sixty funders, foundations, and corporations can realize their charitable goals; 300 BC First Nations and Indigenous organizations can discover new opportunities.
Hosted on the traditional territory of the Musqueam People, this two day Funding Conference facilitates innovative connections and information sharing through conference wide presentations, an evening reception, and one-on-one conversations.
The BC Indigenous Funding Conference will bridge the gap between and share information amongst funders and Indigenous communities from across the province.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
If you provide funding for Indigenous initiatives and you are interested in presenting on your funding opportunities our call for presenters is now open ...Read more
Friendship Centre Drum Song
The Friendship Centres of BC wanted to create and share a drum song which captures the values of the Friendship Centre Movement and that respects the diversities of the cultural beliefs of the members. Through the guidance of our membership, the Friendship Centre Drum Song was formed and is now available for viewing.
Click here for the Friendship Centre Drum Song Declaration
Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant program
The BC Association of Friendship Centres and First Nations Health Authority are proud to jointly offer funding to pay for prenatal, birthing and postpartum doula services for expectant Aboriginal mothers and families, living in BC (both on and off reserve).
This grant program provides up to $1000 of coverage for each pregnancy in a family.