The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society provides programs and services to people in all four stages of life: infants/children, youth, adults, and Elders. The mission of the Society is to enhance mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being while also promoting Aboriginal culture.
The mission of the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society is to provide culturally-based, inclusive services that enhance the well-being and pride of the urban Aboriginal community. The Society offers programs and activities for people of all ages, and it also operates a health clinic.
The Ooknakane Friendship Centre provides holistic, culturally-driven programs designed to support and educate people of all Nations. These include programs for families, children, youth, and individuals seeking employment. The Society is committed to treating every client with respect, integrity, and compassion.
“Conayt” is a term from the Nlaka:pamux language; it means “helping others”. In keeping with that term, Conayt Friendship Society offers programs that help all members of the community, including daycare, alcohol and drug counselling, and subsidized housing.
The Cariboo Friendship Society is a First Nations Friendship Centre located in Williams Lake. The Society offers a wide range of social programs and also operates a full-service restaurant.
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.
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.
The Commission is the independent body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations among BC First Nations, the government of BC, and the government of Canada. The Commission and the negotiation process were established in 1992 by agreement among the three parties. The Commission’s primary role is to oversee the negotiation process to make sure that the parties making progress.
The purpose of the Center is to provide a central communication office for Aboriginal Elders, their family and support workers in BC. Among the Center’s many activities are publishing the monthly newsletter the “Elders Voice” and organizing the annual BC Elders Gathering.
The BC Assembly of First Nations is unified towards self-sufficiency and vibrancy while never forgetting who we are. We envision a future where our inherent laws, lands, and traditions are recognized and respected by governments, industry and the general public.