Friendship Centres across BC are hosting Indigenous poverty reduction consultations to inform the development of a BC Poverty Reduction Strategy, as committed to by the BC Government. These consultations are taking place over the course of February and March 2018 with a summary report being provided to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. These sessions are free and open to community members to come and share their experiences, barriers and solutions with respect to reducing poverty amongst Indigenous people in BC. Please contact your local Friendship Centre for more details on the specific session in your community and check back often as we will update our website as more locations are confirmed.

February 7th, 2018 - Port Alberni Friendship Centre - 3555 4th Ave., Port Alberni BC

February 8th, 2018 - Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre - 3955-3rd Ave., Smithers BC

February 16th, 2018 - Conayt Friendship Society - 2164 Quilchena Ave, Merritt BC

Febraury 21st, 2018 - Dease Lake (hosted by Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre) - 4th Ave. House #1, Dease Lake BC

Febraury 28th, 2018 - Houston (hosted by Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre) - 3383-11th Street, Houston BC

Febraury 28th, 2018 - Wachiay Friendship Centre Society - 1625 McPhee Ave., Courtenay BC

March 1st, 2018 - Prince George Native Friendship Centre - 1600 3rd Ave, Prince George BC

March 2nd, 2018 - Hiiye'yu Lelum House of Friendship - #107-5462 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC

March 2nd, 2018 - Victoria Native Friendship Centre - 231 Regina Ave., Victoria BC

March 7th, 2018 - Prince George Native Friendship Centre - 1600 3rd Ave, Prince George BC

March 8th, 2018 - Ooknakane Friendship Centre - 146 Ellis St., Penticton BC

March 8th, 2018 - Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society - 125 Palm St., Kamloops BC

March 9th, 2018 - Victoria Native Friendship Centre - 231 Regina Ave., Victoria BC

March 13th, 2018 - Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre - 145A – 8950 Granville St, Port Hardy BC

March 14th, 2018 - Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society - 442 Leon Ave. Kelowna BC

March 17th, 2018 - Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association - 13639 108th Ave, Surrey BC

March 20th, 2018 - Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society - 1607 East Hastings, Vancouver BC

March 21st, 2018 - Quesnel Tillicum Society - 319 North Fraser Drive, Quesnel BC

March 22nd, 2018 - Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre - 421 Franklin St, Nanaimo BC

March 23rd, 2018 - Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert - 744 Fraser St., Prince Rupert BC

March 23rd, 2018 - Mission Friendship Centre Society - 33150A First Ave., Mission BC

March 29th, 2018 - Kermode Friendship Society - 3313 Kalum St., Terrace BC

Provincial Capacity Programming

Friendship Centres will also seek to increase cultural activities within existing and new programs, leveraging the funding to pursue economic development opportunities, making minor renovations and expanding operations

 

Eligible expenditures are limited to:

  • Salaries and employee benefits

  • Professional fees

  • Honoraria

  • Training and development

  • Equipment

  • Facilities

  • Capital Renovations and repairs up to $15,000