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News Release B.C. – November 23, 2020 – On this week dedicated to national conversations on substance use – National Addictions Awareness Week – the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) released the Urban Indigenous Wellness Report: A BC Friendship Centre Perspective. The report is informed by the collective experience and expertise of individuals within urban Indigenous communities across
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News Release B.C. – November 3, 2020 – Indigenous social service organizations in B.C. can now apply for funding to support employee training and development. The Leading Indigenous Service Sector Training (LISST) funding opportunity will increase the number of skilled Indigenous workers in the social services sector by removing the cost barriers to advanced skills training and certification. The B.C.
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BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Development of Business Continuity Plan RFP All locations specifiedAttachments – yesResponses – Online only For more information contact:Alexandra PierikBCAAFC551 Chatham StreetVictoria, British ColumbiaV8T 1E1Phone: 250-388-5522 ext. 5182Email: apierik@bcaafc.com Solicitation Number: 11811Original Publishing Date: October 27, 2020Publish Date: October 27, 2020Close Date & Time: November 22, 2020Time Zone: Pacific Time Summary of Details: The BCAAFC
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Statement in Support October 23, 2020 – We at the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) stand in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq people exercising their rights to fish and to a traditional livelihood, in the face of violence, vandalism and intimidation from commercial fishers. The attacks against Mi’kmaq fishers in Nova Scotia and the lack of intervention from law
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News Release B.C. – October 20, 2020 – Over 1,000 Indigenous youth look forward to attending the Gathering Our Voices (GOV) leadership training event each year. The 18th annual GOV event was cancelled in March, just days before it was set to take place, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. and across Canada. Organizers have made
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View Poster PAYC members are: AdvocatesCouncil members advocate for issues that are important to Indigenous youth, and are passionate about the future. MentorsCouncil members strive to be role models and help their peers share their voice and be heard. Change MakersCouncil members engage other youth in their communities and advocate for change they want to see. What does PAYC do?
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Passed on June 24, 2020 Change of Date to Annual General Meeting Due to the delays associated with the COVID pandemic and subsequent audit delays, the BCAAFC Annual General Meeting scheduled to take place on July 10, 2020 has been moved. The BCAAFC Annual General Meeting will now take place on: September 25, 2020. Detailed information for the meeting will
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Emergency room staff regularly play “Price is Right” when predicting blood alcohol level of Indigenous patients News Release June 19, 2020 —First Nations, Métis and Inuit patients seeking emergency medical services in British Columbia are often assumed to be intoxicated and denied medical assessments, contributing to worsening health conditions resulting in unnecessary harm or death. This is according to information
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Notice of changes to the BCAAFC annual general meeting are as follows: Location: Online via Zoom Date: July 10, 2020 Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM PST The BCAAFC does not have any special resolutions at this time. Zoom details will be distributed via email on June 25, 2020. These changes comply with provincial health orders and have been made for the
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The 25 Friendship Centres in British Columbia have been contributing to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people for almost 70 years. At the best of times, Friendships Centres work against high unemployment rates, cutbacks in government spending, and general economic uncertainty. Now, amid the global COVID-19 crisis, Friendship Centres continue to find ways to provide critical services with disproportionately
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