The Society is a collective of Native youth creating uncensored spaces for young people to find their own voice. Its media projects are initiated and led by youth, inspiring creativity, confidence, and action. The Society maintains a youth staff and board, fostered with the support of elders, past staff, and community mentors.
Vancouver Coast & Mountains
First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation
The mission of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation is to inspire and empower BC First Nations to revitalize their languages, arts and cultures. Human and financial resources are urgently needed as we race against time to avoid the extinction of precious Indigenous heritage.
Dancers of Damelahamid Society
Dancers of Damelahamid are a professional Aboriginal dance company from the northwest coast of BC. They perform with intricately carved and painted masks and elaborate regalia. Their dances celebrate the many Indigenous cultures across Canada, and connect the ancient with a living tradition.
Vancouver Métis Citizens Society
The Vancouver Métis Citizens Society endeavours to develop knowledge of Métis culture, promote economic development, and offer services relevant to the Métis history of its members.
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)
MNBC represents 36 Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia and is mandated to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. The vision of MNBC is to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent Rights for Métis citizens.
Fraser Valley Métis Association (FVMA)
FVMA is committed to building pride in Métis culture through education and community events. It also seeks to create economic opportunities and to advance Métis self-determination. Many members of the FVMA describe the organization as their extended family.
Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS)
VNHS provides safe, secure and affordable housing to the urban Aboriginal community. It owns or manages 18 buildings with a total of 805 units. VNHS has recently expanded its portfolio to include housing solutions for women at risk, people living with mental illness, and the homeless. The Society is governed by an all-Aboriginal Board of Directors.
Lu’ma Native Housing Society
Lu’ma Native Housing Society provides affordable housing to Aboriginal residents of BC. It currently owns and operates almost 500 units of housing. Though its primary focus is affordable housing, the Society offers other services, including a Patients’ Lodge in Vancouver for Aboriginal people who travel to the city for medical procedures.
Kekinow Native Housing Society
Kekinow Native Housing Society provides affordable, comfortable housing for low income people of Aboriginal ancestry in Surrey and Chilliwack.
Phone: (604) 591-5299
BC Native Housing Corporation (BCNH)
BCNH delivers social housing to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal residents of rural communities in BC. Communities with less than 2,500 people are considered rural.