Friendship Centres across BC are hosting Indigenous poverty reduction consultations to inform the development of a BC Poverty Reduction Strategy, as committed to by the BC Government. These consultations are taking place over the course of February and March 2018 with a summary report being provided to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. These sessions are free and open to community members to come and share their experiences, barriers and solutions with respect to reducing poverty amongst Indigenous people in BC.
Board of Directors and Membership Meeting
February 16-17, 2018
The BCAAFC would like you to hold the date for the Board of Directors and Membership Meeting on the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish traditional territory.
UAYC 2018 Youth Forum Registration Form – Deadline to register is December 15, 2017, at 3:30pm PST.
See the attached Gathering Our Voices Press Release, from October 27, 2017.
- Annette Morgan, President
- Victor Tom, Vice President
- Dr. Sharon McIvor, Treasurer
- Calvin Albright, Secretary
- Shyla Elgie, Youth Representative
- Fabian Alexis, Director at Large
The National Inquiry will be holding community hearings this week in Smithers BC at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Hall. The Commissioners will be present at the public community hearings starting at 9:00am September 26 until September 28, and are scheduled to end at 5:00 pm each day. The community hearings are open to the public to observe unless specified as private by families and survivors.
For more information, click here.
BCAAFC Releases Proposed BCAAFC Replacement Bylaws; to be voted on by the Membership at the BCAAFC AGM in Vernon, BC, September 22-23, 2017. Click here for more information.
The BCAAFC congratulates Elijah Mack in his new role as the Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
The Provincial Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting will take place on the traditional territory of the Okonagan Nation from September 22nd - September 23rd. For more info on the shedule and accomodations click here.
For information on the communities impacted by the forest fire situation please visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BCAAFC/
Other useful links:
- Weather Updates - http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-23_metric_e.html
- Road Conditions - http://www.drivebc.ca/
- Wildfires of note - http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp