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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.

Career opportunities

FINANCE: The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is currently seeking a full-time assistant to the Financial Controller.  This position will suit someone who will take on a variety of challenges and opportunities and play an integral role in the continued growth and expansion of the organization.  For more details download the job posting below.  Deadline for application:  Fri. May 29, 2015.  Email cover letter and resume to Alisa Denduyf  accounting@bcaafc.com

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PROGRAMS:  The BCAAFC is seeking a culturally inquisitive, sensitive and outgoing individual for the position of Aborginal Permanency Coordinator.  In this position you will support the permanency planning process for First Nations children in the care of the BC Provincial Government, whose First Nation is located outside BC.   For more details download the job posting below.  Deadline for application:  Thurs. May 28, 2015. Email cover letter and resume to Carla Bortoletto  cbortoletto@bcaafc.com

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Urban Partnerships - 2015/2016 Funding


The 2015/2016 application time for the Urban Partnerships Program is now closed.   

The primary goal of this initiative is to create partnerships that support projects to reduce barriers and increase participation in the Canadian economy.

For more details click here.  

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. 


First Citizens Fund



Student Bursaries

The First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program provides funding to students of Aboriginal ancestry to help support their post secondary education. It 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 BC Elders Gathering. more details...

Friendship Centre Program Directors 

The First Citizens Fund also contributes to the Program Directors employed at Aboriginal Friendship Centres in BC. Program Directors provide culturally responsive services for Aboriginal people living in urban areas. Program Directors provide a range of cultural, social and recreational programming that strengthens Aboriginal families and communities, and empowers individuals to reach their goals.

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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