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Welcome to the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

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.


The BCAAFC is seeking a Provincial Executive Director.  The organizational culture of the BCAAFC Provincial office is rooted in a philosophy of love, resilience, and community service. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to join a staff team that share a deep commitment to a healthy and effective workplace. This is also a unique opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity and to improve the quality of life for urban Aboriginal Peoples. 

For the full job description and application information click below:



2015 Indigenous Distance Education Conference

The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and Royal Roads University, Indigenous Education and Student Services are pleased to invite you to attend the “2015 Indigenous Distance Education Conference” (IDEC) on November 5th & 6th, 2015. Hosted at Royal Roads University, this event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to explore shared challenges and opportunities in addressing the issues of distance and cost as we seek to improve post-secondary education outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples in B.C.

To register and to view additional information on the event including the agenda and accommodation options, please visit the conference website. Space is limited for this event, register early to guarantee your seat.

For more information, please contact Rosy Hartman, 2015 IDEC Coordinator at: rhartman@bcaafc.com or via telephone at: 250-388-5522.


Gathering Our Voices
A National Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 21 - 24, 2016

Victoria, BC

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.  


Education Support


Student Bursaries

The First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program provides funding to students of Aboriginal ancestry to help support their post secondary education. It is funded by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.  Read more...

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) provides financial assistance to eligible students towards the cost of their post-secondary education. Read more...

Aboriginal Domestic Violence funding 

Applications are now CLOSED. 

The Aboriginal Domestic Violence funding is intended to respond to the needs of Aboriginal communities in BC in relation to domestic violence. It is intended to provide funding to Aboriginal communities to address this issue while reflecting community needs, and incorporating culturally-safe and responsive methods and traditions. 



Contact Us

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
551 Chatham St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1E1 Canada
Phone: (250) 388-5522
Fax: (250) 388-5502
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