Indigenous Youth Living in BC: We want your feedback!

The BCAAFC is looking for Indigenous youth (ages 14 to 24) living in BC to provide feedback on projects and initiatives happening within the BC Friendship Centre Movement.
If this is something that interests you, please complete the registration form to receive information on future opportunities (online surveys, virtual engagement sessions, etc.).
Participants are provided a small honorarium for their time. Thank you for your support!

BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge – Now Virtual!

Team up with other youth to come up with a business idea, create a sales plan, and make some money! Your 3C mentors will provide training, guidance and support along the way.
Whether you’ve always had an interest in business or you’re only just thinking about it now, you’ll complete the challenge with:
  • A better understanding of business models
  • Improved job skills
  • New friends
  • Cash in your pocket
  • Your own iPad
All you need to bring is a positive attitude and willingness to learn!

#IndigenousYouthRise COVID-19 Support Fund (We Matter)

Indigenous youth ages 13-30 are eligible for grants up to $1,000 to host a community project.
Projects must take place virtually and can include:
  • ¬†Art based workshops & gatherings
  • Online concerts, talent shows or performances
  • Educational webinars
  • Storytelling, video projects or podcasts
  • Care packages
  • Online community games
  • Indigenous youth advocacy (roundtables, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Skills and knowledge development training or courses
Apply by January 31, 2021

Youth & COVID-19 (First Nations Health Authority)

  • Get Centred
  • Get Fit
  • Get Perspective
  • Get Rooted in Culture
  • Get Skills


How could you improve your community with $250, $750, or $1,500?
#RisingYouth grants are available to help youth (ages 15 to 30) create positive change within their community!

Gathering Our Voices

GOV is a youth event held annually in BC. The event is co-hosted by the BCAAFC, the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC), and the local Friendship Centre.

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