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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Participants needed for study investigating COVID-19 and intimate partner violence

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) are conducting a research study about Indigenous women’s experience of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during the COVID-19 pandemic and how easy or difficult it is for them to access culturally safe services and resources. You can share your experiences through one […]

BC State of Emergency: BC Friendship Centres Response to Climate Crises

PDF of Statement November 19, 2021 – BC Friendship Centres are responding to the current impacts of the climate crises in British Columbia. Catastrophic flooding and landslides have caused widespread damage resulting in the displacement of thousands of people, loss of life, evacuation orders for 62 dairies, and the closure of major highways and railways. […]

Indigenous-led research project will improve support services for Indigenous women and children facing intimate partner violence

PDF of Media Release October 18, 2021 – There has been a dramatic increase in intimate partner violence against Indigenous women since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Indigenous-led survey entitled “Intimate Partner Violence against Indigenous Women in BC: Unintended Impacts of COVID-19”, will provide information to improve support services for Indigenous women, and […]