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Province invests $53 million for new Aboriginal housing
Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost today with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding. The money will be used for eight housing developments throughout the province that will produce 378 units. The announcement was made at the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association in Surrey, one of the housing providers
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2nd Annual Honour Our Elders award
The Honoring Our Elders award was created to recognize the amazing Elders in Friendship Centre communities throughout BC. It is an annual award that will be presented to one male Elder and one female Elder each year at the BCAAFC AGM. Each Friendship Centre in BC will be invited to nominate one male and one
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Gathering Our Voices 2017 – Thank you Kelowna!
Leslie Varley, Executive Director of BCAAFC, the co-hosting agency, commented, “This level of commitment to the Gathering Our Voices reflects the increasing need for opportunities that positively reinforce Indigenous youth identity. We make every effort to accommodate as many youth as possible each year.” Community groups work hard year round to fund-raise for their youth
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