See the attached Gathering Our Voices Press Release, from October 27, 2017. 

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October 24, 2017
 
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is pleased to announce that the transition of the BCAAFC under the Societies Act is complete, including filing the new BCAAFC replacement Bylaws approved at the September 22, 2017, Annual General Meeting.
 
The Transition Board is now in effect and includes:
  1. Annette Morgan, President
  2. Victor Tom, Vice President
  3. Dr. Sharon McIvor, Treasurer
  4. Calvin Albright, Secretary
  5. Shyla Elgie, Youth Representative
  6. Fabian Alexis, Director at Large
On behalf of BCAAFC President, members and staff, we extend a warm welcome to the new Board of Directors.
Any questions can be directed to Ivy Shaughnessy, Executive Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Always in friendship,
Leslie Varley
Executive Director, BCAAFC
 

The National Inquiry will be holding community hearings this week in Smithers BC at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Hall.  The Commissioners will be present at the public community hearings starting at 9:00am September 26 until September 28, and are scheduled to end at 5:00 pm each day.  The community hearings are open to the public to observe unless specified as private by families and survivors.

For more information, click here.

BCAAFC Releases Proposed BCAAFC Replacement Bylaws; to be voted on by the Membership at the BCAAFC AGM in Vernon, BC, September 22-23, 2017.  Click here for more information.

The BCAAFC AGM will be held in Vernon, BC, September 22-23, 2017. The BCAAFC Board of Directors Meeting is set for scheduled for Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Registration is now closed.

 Meeting kits can be found here.

The BCAAFC congratulates Elijah Mack in his new role as the Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Provincial Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting will take place on the traditional territory of the Okonagan Nation from September 22nd - September 23rd. For more info on the shedule and accomodations click here.

For information on the communities impacted by the forest fire situation please visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BCAAFC/

Other useful links:

Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost today with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding.

The Honoring Our Elders award was created to recognize the amazing Elders in Friendship Centre communities throughout BC. It is an annual award that will be presented to one male Elder and one female Elder each year at the BCAAFC AGM.