Maternal & Child Health

Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program the Doulas for Aboriginal Families grant program is offered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres,  First Nations Health Authority, and the BC Ministry of Health. The goal of the program is to increase healthy birth outcomes for Indigenous families by removing the cost barrier to accessing doula services. The grant program provides Indigenous families living in BC up to $1,000.00 of coverage for doula services with each pregnancy.

Child Care Planner – the BCAAFC has recently hired a Provincial Child Care Planner who is available to support Early Learning and Child Care programs in each of the 25 Friendship Centres.  The Child Care Planner will be available to visit all centres to make connections, find resources and training opportunities, and advocate for newly emerging child care programs. The Child Care Planner can be reached at childcareplanner@bcaafc.com.

Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) – (supporting children up to age five and their families) supporting early identification of need and early intervention for children and families at risk. Connecting children and families with the resources they need for positive childhood development. Visit the website to learn more.

Aboriginal Support Child Development (ASCD) – (supporting children up to age 12, in some cases up to age 19) promoting inclusive childcare and early intervention and support for children with special needs. Visit the website to learn more.