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.
Gathering our Voices 2015 Reaches Full Capacity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 16, 2015
Delegate registration for the 13th annual Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Youth Conference has now reached its full capacity. Further registrants will now be placed on a waitlist. The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Prince George Native Friendship Centre will host the conference on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George, BC from March 17-20, 2015. To accommodate all the planned activities, the event will be held at the Prince George Civic Centre and several other venues around the city......read more
NEW - BC Aboriginal Youth Social Enterprise Contest
Aboriginal youth are finding ways to build better futures for themselves and their communities. Through social enterprise, Aboriginal youth can develop a way to earn a meaningful living while bringing a much needed service or product to their communities in a way that also helps their communities and/or the environment.
This contest will highlight the social enterprises that Aboriginal youth are developing throughout BC and encourage other Aboriginal youth to develop businesses that help their communities. The contest concludes with public presentations from contest finalists March 17 to 20, 2015 at the GOV 2015 conference in Prince George, B.C.
For contest details......read more
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015/2016 application time for the Urban Partnerships Program.
The primary goal of this initiative is to create partnerships that support projects to reduce barriers and increase participation in the Canadian economy.