The Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference is hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and their Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (BCAAFC - PAYC). The BCAAFC has previously hosted thirteen Aboriginal Youth Conferences. Youth delegates and chaperones from all over B.C. and the country travel at their own expense to attend these conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to unite youth throughout the country in learning, healing and sharing and to provide tangible experiences of tools, resources and knowledge that the youth can bring back to their communities.
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Volunteers play a large role to make each conference a success. There are various volunteer shifts and volunteer positions to suit everyone.
Gathering Our Voices Highlights
Each year, the Gathering Our Voices Conference brings together hundreds of youth. They participate in dynamic workshops, connect with exhibitors through the Career & Education Fair, share their talent with other youth and meet new friends. Visit our new "past highlights" page to see some of these memorable moments.