National Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program
Established in the early 1970's, the program strives to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples in urban environments by supporting the self-determined activities of the Friendship Centre, which encourages equal access and participation in Canadian societies, and respects and strengthens the increasing emphasis on Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
The AFCP strives to establish baseline management and operational standards for Friendship Centres, which have been augmented and strengthened through the work of the BCAAFC. Many support services can be accessed through BCAAFC, including the Program Review Committee.
Program Review Committee (PRC)
The PRC provides peer support in the management, administration and governance of Friendship Centre programs and boards, in an effort to build capacity within all Friendship Centres. This voluntary committee also shares management and development information with Aboriginal community organizations to build strong local networks.
BCAAFC AFCP Administration Manual
This manual is designed to assist those staff responsible for maintaining and reporting on the core funding of the Friendship Centre. This manual will outline the criteria and annual processes of AFCP, as well as lay out the roles and responsibilities of the Friendship Centre, BCAAFC, the National Association of Friendship Centres, and the funder Ministry of Canadian Heritage.
There are eight (8) appendices to the BCAAFC AFCP Administration Manual:
For more information please contact Lisa Mercure, AFCP and FCF Program Administrator.
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
#200 - 506 Fort Street
Phone: 250 388-5522
Fax: 250 388-5502
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministere du Patrimoine canadien.