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The next election will take place virtually on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Click here to download the PAYC Candidate Application Form (fillable form on page 3)
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The BCAAFC Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 23, 2021, to Saturday, September 25, 2021, on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam people in Richmond, BC. Voting will take place in person at the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please email govcoordinator@bcaafc.com.  Thank you,  BCAAFC Board of Directors
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Download a PDF of the RFP 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 PURPOSE The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is requesting submission of proposals from experienced, qualified consultant(s) to conduct an evaluation of the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP) through research and engagement with current and past participants in the program. 1.2 BACKGROUND Since 1972, the BCAAFC has been
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The British Columbia Association of Friendship Centres Presents Murray Porter Solo on July 1st, from 2 pm/PDT to 2:30/PDT. In these challenging and trying times, let's take a moment to pause and reflect on all that we've been experiencing as Indigenous People in Canada...the sadness about the news of the Children who never made it home from residential schools. Let's
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Statement May 28, 2021 – We at the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) extend love and support to the Elders, families and communities impacted by the Canadian Residential School System. The Tk’emlups confirmed findings of 215 children buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School brings forward the trauma experienced by residential school survivors, families
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Last year, BC Friendship Centres partnered with the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) BC Human Rights Clinic to increase knowledge of human rights for Indigenous peoples and the services available to Indigenous peoples living in BC to support and uphold their human rights.    The BC Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in three main areas of daily life: our work
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Join us on June 1, 2021 from 8AM-4PM PST for a virtual conference! Presented by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, in partnership with Safespace Networks and San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training What do we want access to healthcare to look like in five years? How do we get there? Join us for a generative conversation on action towards
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Media Release                                                                                   April 23, 2021 Smithers, British Columbia – Six Indigenous residents have died at a BC Housing facility located in Smithers within the past 12 months—marking the highest number of annual deaths to occur at one facility within the province. Local community members feel that the deaths are connected to a lack of culturally safe housing programs for
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Media Release April 15, 2021 Coast Salish Territory – The British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), Métis Nation BC (MNBC), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA), and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), are responding to questions posed by some members of the public asking why Indigenous people are a higher
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A new tool to report racism within B.C.’s healthcare system The ‘SafeSpace’ App allows Indigenous people to report racism within the healthcare system without fear of backlash. Leslie Varley of the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre explains how the app works.
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