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.
“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.
News Release: BC Friendship Centres aid skills training
VICTORIA - The Province is teaming up with the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) to support skills training and employment opportunities for urban Aboriginal people and youth.
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad and BCAAFC President Annette Morgan have signed a protocol called “Improving Employment Outcomes for Off-Reserve Aboriginal Peoples”. Read more....