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.
We are seeking individuals to join our Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee for 2022-2023 to 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 will be asked 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, Métis, 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.
Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee Members will receive an honorarium for meeting participation. Additionally, all expenses to attend in-person meeting(s) including travel, accommodation, and meals will be provided by BCAAFC.
If you are interested in joining the Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee, please complete the form below:
If you would like support to complete this form, please contact:
Lise Gillies
Indigenous Disability Programs Coordinator
inclusion@bcaafc.com
778-936-5473

Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee Member Application

The purpose of the Indigenous Disability Advisory Committee is to 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.