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 on Hyatt Regency Apology

Hyatt Regency Apology Letter – PDF March 16, 2023 The BCAAFC welcomes the apology from the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver hotel. While the Hyatt Regency’s immediate response was disappointing and deeply troubling, we are grateful that the hotel is now taking steps to address this incident as seriously as it should. We […]

Media Statement: Racism against Indigenous Cultural Leader by Hyatt Regency Vancouver Staff Prompts Call for Action

PDF of Statement March 10, 2023  The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) are calling for swift action following the racist and disturbing mistreatment of a First Nations man who is a beloved Cultural Advisor and staff member of the BCAAFC by the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. We call […]

Statement on Decriminalization of Illicit Drugs up to 2.5 Grams

The pilot project for the decriminalization of illicit drugs in B.C. does not adequately address the unnecessary loss of lives due to the poisoned drug crisis. February 1, 2023 PDF of Statement The toxic illicit drug crisis impacts everyone, and disproportionately impacts Indigenous peoples and our urban communities. While we support the urgent need for […]