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Welcome to the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada.   Located in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia.

Important updates - Urban Partnerships program

“The new Urban Aboriginal Strategy [UAS] is a strategic framework implemented by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada [AANDC] to address urban Aboriginal issues in the multijurisdictional and multi-stakeholder environment of Canada’s urban centres. 

Here in British Columbia the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is administering the Community Capacity Support (CCS) program and the Urban Partnerships (UP) program.   

The BCAAFC has forwarded initial payments to CCS approved agencies but is now waiting for AANDC to sign the contract for the UP program before moving ahead.  

Please watch our website for further updates.  

2014 Equipment Grant program launched

Aboriginal Sports, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

The 2014 Equipment grant program is now accepting applications.  To download application guidelines and forms click here......


First Citizens Fund

Student Bursaries

The First Citizens Fund student bursary program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. more details...

Elders Transportation

To provide partial funding to Elders for travel costs related to the Annual Elders Gathering. more details...

Community Gaming Grants – Aboriginal Capacity Support Program

The Aboriginal Capacity Support Program was established to increase Aboriginal access to community gaming grants programs provided by the Province of BC.  The program provides resources and services to member Friendship Centres and Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations across the province.

For more information on Community Gaming Grants click here. 


Contact Us

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
551 Chatham St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1E1 Canada
Phone: (250) 388-5522
Fax: (250) 388-5502
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