Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee

Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee

BC Association of Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) in partnership with Community Living BC (CLBC) seek to develop Culturally Safe and relevant Home Share practices, guidelines, and resources and to engage urban Indigenous partners in community inclusion initiatives.
The Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee for 2022-2023 will ensure the Indigenous Home Share Project is developed with and by Indigenous people with diverse abilities and neuro-diversity and supported by long-term Indigenous allies to the disability community.
Advisory committee meetings will be held over the next year (approximately 4 to 6 meetings) and will include virtual meetings and an in-person gathering. The BCAAFC Indigenous Advisory Committee is tasked to:
  • Provide cultural and social perspectives on Indigenous Cultural Safety for the project.
  • Ensure that decisions and recommendations reflect an Indigenous perspective that respects and considers variations of different Nations, Communities, and distinctions (First Nation, M├ętis, Inuit) within BC and Nationally.
  • Provide guidance and feedback on the project direction and strategic planning.
  • Provide regular and specific feedback to the BCAAFC Indigenous Disability Coordinator when requested.
Lise Gillies
Indigenous Disability Programs Coordinator
inclusion@bcaafc.com
778-936-5473