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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 in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia.

Important updates - Urban Partnerships program

“The new Urban Aboriginal Strategy [UAS] is a strategic framework implemented by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada [AANDC] to address urban Aboriginal issues in the multijurisdictional and multi-stakeholder environment of Canada’s urban centres. 

Here in British Columbia the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is administering the Community Capacity Support (CCS) program and the Urban Partnerships (UP) program.   

The BCAAFC has forwarded initial payments to CCS approved agencies but is now waiting for AANDC to sign the contract for the UP program before moving ahead.  

Please watch our website for further updates.  

Community Capacity Support - BC Region    2014-2015 Call For Proposals

Important new documents are available to download.    For more details ....

Community Capacity Support - National Criteria    and      BC Region Request for Proposals 

TEAM BC makes history at 2014 North American Indigenous Games  

BC wins Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award

Regina, SK -  Team BC has made history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG).  They are the first team in the history of the Games to win both the Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award. The John Fletcher Spirit Award is presented to the contingent that best demonstrates the spirit of teamwork, fair play, respect and integrity throughout the NAIG competition week.   Read more ......


New Career Opportunities at BCAAFC    

Finance Assistant

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant to the Financial Controller.  This person is a member of the Financial, Administration and Information Systems Team and will report to the BCAAFC Controller and senior management team.  This position will suit someone willing to take on a variety of challenges and opportunities and play an integral role in the continued growth and expansion of the Association. [....]

DEADLINE:  Friday August 15th, 2014  at 4pm PST.  Click here for more details.



The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre was proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2014, March 18-21, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia on the shared traditional territory of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations.  
Please visit the GOV webpage for more information.  


First Citizens Fund

Student Bursaries

The First Citizens Fund student bursary program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. more details...

Elders Transportation

To provide partial funding to Elders for travel costs related to the Annual Elders Gathering. more details...

Contact Us

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