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 UP Program provides the opportunity for organizations to apply to one (1) of three funding streams availabile: youth focused programming for ages 16 to 24, Social Enterprise, or Innovation for projects approaching programming in a new way.
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.