BC Association of Aboriginal
Friendship Centres


BC Friendship Centres





The BCAAFC works 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. Learn More.

Indigenous leaders calling for inquiry into recent deaths of Indigenous residents in BC Housing facility

Media Release                                                                                   April 23, 2021 Smithers, British Columbia – Six Indigenous residents have died at a BC Housing facility located in Smithers within the past 12 months—marking the highest number of annual deaths to occur at one facility within the province. Local community members feel that the deaths are connected to a lack of […]

Indigenous People are a High Priority to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

Media Release April 15, 2021 Coast Salish Territory – The British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), Métis Nation BC (MNBC), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA), and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), are responding to questions posed by some members of the public asking why […]

Global News Morning BC: Leslie Varley on Safespace

A new tool to report racism within B.C.’s healthcare system The ‘SafeSpace’ App allows Indigenous people to report racism within the healthcare system without fear of backlash. Leslie Varley of the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre explains how the app works.