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BC Friendship Centres Facing Funding Crisis

Due to a February 6th, 2014 announcement by the Government of Canada to eliminate the Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP), core funding that Friendship Centres have been receiving for over 40 years is in jeopardy effective April 1st, 2014. The lack of adequate notice of changes to this long term funding relationship has jeopardized the ability of many BC Friendship Centres to properly plan for transition.

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May 2014 Regional Engagement & Planning Meetings- Aboriginal Sport Recreation and Physical Activity

Please join us at one of our 6 Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings!! These important regional forums are designed for anyone involved with Aboriginal sport, recreation, physical activity, and health promotion. Our aim is to engage all communities and key stakeholder groups committed to building healthy, active communities through sport, recreation and physical activity.

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Registration Form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE 14 Days prior to Meeting Date For more information and to register please contact: jakerman@bcaafc.com

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.

 

 

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The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2014 from March 18-21, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia on the shared traditional territory of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations.

Conference Registration - Registration for GOV 2014 is open.  Visit the GOV webpage to register now, or for more information.  

 

Contact Us

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers
551 Chatham St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1E1 Canada
Phone: (250) 388-5522
Fax: (250) 388-5502
The BCAAFC is
a scent-free office.
Good sense is no scents.

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...