“We believe 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 operations philosphy at the Coqualeetza Cultural Centre is that the centre belongs to the Sto:lo people but open to all aboriginal peoples, students and educators. The people we serve identify culturally relevant programs and services. Programs and services enhance self-esteem and pride while fostering effective social adjustment through the traditional way of teaching and learning from each other. Program development undergoes extensive verification processes in keeping with respect, honour, accuracy and integrity. Our reality, our truths, our values and our lifestyle are embodied in our notion of place, our love of the land, and our link to all creation.
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS) is an Aboriginal training organization that operates under the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), which is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The ASETS program provides funding to support the costs of programs, services and other activities undertaken to increase the participation of Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian labour market.
Métis Nation British Columbia develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis Chartered Communities and Métis people in British Columbia by providing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.
The Association of BC First Nations Addictions Services is an inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in BC. Currently, the Association has a membership of 10 programs located in both rural and urban settings.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia is a non-profit, membership-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry.
The Aboriginal Mother Centre Society (AMCS) provides housing for two vulnerable groups of mothers: those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and those who have had, or are at risk of having, their children apprehended from them. AMCS assists families to regain or retain their children and to achieve self-sufficiency.