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The BCAAFC is proud to collaborate with our partners at UVic to co-develop a custom MBA in Indigenous Reconciliation to support safer access to community social services for Indigenous people.   UVic has demonstrated a commitment to providing culturally relevant education and training opportunities through our collaborative work on the 3C Challenge, an entrepreneurship program that provided 700 Indigenous youth across
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British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) with Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) July 13, 2022 - Vancouver, B.C. - Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) - The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and Battered Women’s Support Services, joined by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the Prince George Sexual Assault Centre, released a year-long
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Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHISTLER - The Province is investing $8.4 million to advance reconciliation in the B.C. community social services sector. "Non-profits promote connection and provide valuable community services across B.C., and they need to be available and accessible to all," said Niki Sharma, Parliamentary
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Download the PDF BC Association of Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking eight (8) adjudication committee members to support the distribution of the $5.34-million Indigenous Path Forward Community Funds to help end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people(s). Committee members will reflect all femme-identifying and gender-diverse persons, persons with a disability, and represent urban and rural regions throughout the province. The BCAAFC
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May 2, 2022 We acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, the traditional keepers of this land, for allowing us to work, play, and reside on their traditional and unceded territory. BCAAFC is happy to have been part of the process in informing the B.C. Anti-Racism Data Act. BCAAFC hosted engagement sessions where representatives from B.C. Friendship Centres shared concerns, frustrations,
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April 11, 2022 We acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, the traditional keepers of this land, for allowing us to work, play, and reside on their traditional and unceded territory. BCAAFC is excited to develop and administer the Path Forward Community Fund, part of B.C.'s plan to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQ+ people. BCAAFC will manage the
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March 30, 2022 We acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, the traditional keepers of this land, for allowing us to work, play, and reside on their traditional and unceded territory. BCAAFC is pleased to support the Action Plan of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This government-wide initiative unanimously supported by all parties and focused on action
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March 24, 2022 We acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, the traditional keepers of this land, for allowing us to work, play, and reside on their traditional and unceded territory. BCAAFC welcomes today's news of a $34-million Recovery and Resiliency Fund for non-profit groups in the province, which includes $5 million specifically allocated to Indigenous-led organizations. There are 25 Friendship
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For Immediate Release February 24, 2022 Traditional and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation (West Vancouver BC) and Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, (Victoria, BC) - The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) support the integral steps towards reconciliation found within BC Budget 2022. However, the budget falls short
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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 or both options: An anonymous
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