BC Association of Aboriginal
Friendship Centres

The BCAAFC is the umbrella organization for the Friendship Centres across BC.

BC Friendship Centres work to promote, develop and deliver accessible programs and services that support Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and away from home to achieve their vision of health, wellness and prosperity.

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Statement in Support of Indigenous Elders, Families and Communities Impacted by the Residential School System

Statement May 28, 2021 – We at the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) extend love and support to the Elders, families and communities impacted by the Canadian Residential School System. The Tk’emlups confirmed findings of 215 children buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School brings forward the trauma experienced […]

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Last year, BC Friendship Centres partnered with the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) BC Human Rights Clinic to increase knowledge of human rights for Indigenous peoples and the services available to Indigenous peoples living in BC to support and uphold their human rights.    The BC Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in three main areas […]

Status Quo is No Longer an Option: Towards a Coalition on Action Against Indigenous Specific Racism in Health Care

Join us on June 1, 2021 from 8AM-4PM PST for a virtual conference! Presented by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, in partnership with Safespace Networks and San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training What do we want access to healthcare to look like in five years? How do we get there? Join us for a […]