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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 at 551 Chatham St, in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia.

Community Capacity Support (CCS Program)

Requests for Letter of Intent

2016-2017 Fiscal Year

 

The BCAAFC has made a decision to suspend the 2016-2017 Community Capacity Support call for proposals while INAC is engaged in a National review of the process.  

 

We will post notification as soon as the process is completed. 

2016/17 Urban Partnership (UP) Projects call for applications now open

The UP Program provides the opportunity for organizations to apply to one (1) of three funding streams availabile: youth focused programming for ages 16 to 24, Social Enterprise, or Innovation for projects approaching programming in a new way.

Important Dates:

  • Friday April 29th, 2016 – UP Call for Applications
  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 @ 12:00pm – UP Call closes – late applications will not be accepted
  • Thursday June 23rd, 2016 – All applicants will be notified of approval/denial of their application  

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.  

 

Education Support

 

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.  Read more...

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) provides financial assistance to eligible students towards the cost of their post-secondary education. Read more...

Contact Us

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
551 Chatham St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1E1 Canada
Phone: (250) 388-5522
Fax: (250) 388-5502
 
The BCAAFC is
a scent-free office.
Good sense is no scents.