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 at 551 Chatham St, in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia.
BC Aboriginal Funding Conference
Victoria, B.C. - The BC Aboriginal Funding Conference supporting Indigenous Initiatives aims to support Indigenous peoples and communities by bringing together federal and provincial funders, private and public foundations and corporations to make presentations on funding opportunities to Indigenous organization representatives.
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres will host this year’s conference in Richmond, BC at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel from September 21 - 23, 2016. Building on the success of last year’s event, representatives from BC’s Indigenous organizations will learn about funding available to them and learn strategies to grow their revenue and diversify their funding sources.
This conference is an excellent opportunity for funders to showcase their funding priorities to this target audience.
If you provide funding to Indigenous organizations and you are interested in presenting, this conference is for you.
Friendship Centre Drum Song
The Friendship Centres of BC wanted to create and share a drum song which captures the values of the Friendship Centre Movement and that respects the diversities of the cultural beliefs of the members. Through the guidance of our membership, the Friendship Centre Drum Song was formed and is now available for viewing.
Click here for the Friendship Centre Drum Song Declaration
Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant program
The BC Association of Friendship Centres and First Nations Health Authority are proud to jointly offer funding to pay for prenatal, birthing and postpartum doula services for expectant Aboriginal mothers and families, living in BC (both on and off reserve).
This grant program provides up to $1000 of coverage for each pregnancy in a family.