AHMA is a quasi-government entity that manages off reserve subsidized housing for Aboriginal residents of BC. AHMA is currently working with BC Housing to have all off reserve Aboriginal housing in the province devolved to it. AHMA is also a strong voice for Aboriginal people on housing issues like affordability, repairs, and homelessness.
The mandate of VACFS is to serve the urban Aboriginal population of Greater Vancouver, which numbers 40,000. The Centre provides programs in health and welfare, social services, education, and other areas, for all genders and all age groups. VAFCS also helps clients maintain their Aboriginal culture through programs and traditional community activities.
The Mission Indian Friendship Centre serves the communities of Mission and Abbotsford. The Centre offers programs in the areas of community health, addiction treatment, youth, and employment.
The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre provides numerous quality services to the Aboriginal communities in the Nechako region. These services support people on their journey to become more self-sufficient and self-reliant. The Friendship Centre also dedicates time and resources to promoting awareness among Aboriginal people. Cultural pride and confidentiality are the pillars of our organization.
The Warriors Against Violence Society believes there is a need to restore the traditional Aboriginal values of honour, respect, and equality. The Circle of Life includes elders, lifegivers, men, and youth. All have a right to live in non-violent families and communities.
The mandate of the UNNS is to work toward the betterment of Aboriginal people living off reserve in BC. Qualification for membership in the UNNS is based solely on Aboriginal ancestry, not on definitions created by the outdated Indian Act. The major concern of the UNNS is to represent and protect the interest of Aboriginal people who currently have no voice in government decisions affecting them.
The goal of the UBCIC is to support the interests of Aboriginal people, whether at the local, provincial, national, or international level. One of the main principles of the UBCIC is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together.
The Society works to enhance the social, economic, physical, cultural and spiritual well-being of the 1,400 Nisga’a citizens who reside in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.
NRT administers funds transferred to it by the government of BC for the benefit of the province’s First Nations. Based on extensive consultations with First Nations communities, NRT is funding initiatives in five priority areas: education, capacity, economic development, youth & Elders, and culture & language. The goal of the NRT is to build strong, healthy, prosperous, and independent First Nations within BC.
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association assists Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system. Services offered include legal representation and counselling for clients with substance abuse issues. The Association is committed to dealing with every client in a culturally-appropriate and respectful manner.