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The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Membership elected a new Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual General Meeting

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Membership elected a new Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. The AGM was hosted by Lilloet Friendship Centre Society in Whistler July 5-7th, 2018. The BCAAFC is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors: President: Dr. Sharon McIvor, Conayt Friendship Society, Merrit Vice President: […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 2018693 Views

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Funding Conference to Connect First Nations and Aboriginal Organizations with Potential Funders

For Immediate Release April 6, 2016 Funding Conference to Connect First Nations and Aboriginal Organizations with Potential Funders Victoria, B.C. – The BC Aboriginal Funding Conference aims to support Aboriginal peoples and communities by bringing together federal and provincial funders, private and public foundations and corporations to make presentations on funding opportunities to First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2016915 Views

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The Advisory Committee of the Aboriginal Non-Profit (ANP) sector of British Columbia is excited to begin Phase Two of an anpBC Strategy with the release of five Request for Proposals

The Advisory Committee of the Aboriginal Non-Profit (ANP) sector of British Columbia is excited to begin Phase Two of an anpBC Strategy with the release of five Request for Proposals The Advisory Committee of the Aboriginal Non-Profit (ANP) sector of British Columbia is excited to begin Phase Two of an anpBC Strategy with the release of five Request for Proposals. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 20161037 Views

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BC | 2015/16 Equipment Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council’s (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the Fall release of the 2015/16 Equipment Grant Program, offering First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment.  The equipment must be used […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 20151262 Views

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Category: YouthText

Gathering Our Voices 2016 Aboriginal Youth Conference

Gathering Our Voices 2016 Aboriginal Youth Conference Victoria, BC – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Victoria Native  Friendship Centre will host Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference on the shared traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples. This is our 14th Aboriginal youth conference and it will be held […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 20153809 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2015 Aboriginal Youth Conference Reaches Full Capacity

        For Immediate Release  February 16, 2015  Gathering Our Voices 2015 Aboriginal Youth Conference Reaches Full Capacity  Victoria, B.C. – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Prince George Native Friendship Centre will host Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. The […]

by ecnationtalk on February 16, 20151972 Views

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Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference

For Immediate Release October 23, 2015 Gathering Our Voices2015 Aboriginal Youth Conference Victoria, BC – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Prince George Native Friendship Centre are proud to announce that we will be hosting Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in Prince […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 20142598 Views

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Partners Council Launches 2014 Equipment Grant Program

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) aims to increase access and participation in sports, recreation, and physical activity for Aboriginal people across BC.

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 20141061 Views

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BCAAFC Executive Director Receives Order of British Columbia

        ANNOUNCEMENT   For immediate release  BCAAFC Executive Director Receives Order of British Columbia  Victoria, BC, July 22, 2014 – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Lacerte, BCAAFC Executive Director, received the Order of British Columbia today, July 22, 2014.  The Order of British Columbia was […]

by ecnationtalk on July 23, 20142081 Views

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BCAAFC Supports Aboriginal Social Enterprise Day

          For Immediate Release April 22nd, 2014 BC Friendship Centres Facing Funding Crisis Songhees-Esquimalt Territory / Victoria, BC – Today, April 22nd, has been proclaimed Aboriginal Social Enterprise Day by the Province of British Columbia. This follows the Province’s recent announcement of April as Social Enterprise month in BC, and the showcasing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20141813 Views

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2014 Regional Engagement Meeting Notice and Registration

  2014 Regional Engagement & Planning Meetings Please join us at one of our Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings!! These important regional forums are designed for anyone involved with Aboriginal sport, recreation, physical activity, and health promotion. Our aim is to engage all communities (First Nations and Métis), Friendship Centres and other key stakeholder groups […]

by ecnationtalk on March 14, 20141551 Views

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Open Letter of Invitation to the 2014 Gathering of Men Standing up against Violence towards Aboriginal Women and Children

  This letter is a call to action and an open invitation for our brothers, uncles, fathers, grandfathers, and sons to come together and strengthen our campaign to end violence against women and children.  On Thursday, February 13th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men will meet at the Hotel Grand […]

by ecnationtalk on January 17, 20141816 Views

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Team BC Recruits for the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Team BC Recruits for the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships  Team BC Announces 2014 Coaching Staff and Player Selection Camp   December 23, 2013 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the Coaching Staff and details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the […]

by lmussell on January 6, 20142857 Views

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Team BC seeking Communications Manager and Operations Manager for 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

*Employment Notice*Team BC seeking Communications Manager and Operations Manager for 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Application Deadline – Thursday, December 12, 2013  (November 22, 2013) – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is the recognized Aboriginal Sport Body that oversees the operations of Team BC for the 2014 North American Indigenous […]

by lmussell on November 29, 20131486 Views

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Team BC Seeking Basketball Athletes for 2014 NAIG

Team BC Seeking Basketball Athletes for 2014 NAIG Registration deadlines approaching!  Register now for the 2013 BC Aboriginal Regional Basketball Camps that serve as Phase 1 of the Team BC Tryout process. October 3, 2013 – Registration is still open for the 2013 BC Aboriginal REGIONAL Basketball Camps. These regional camps are the first of […]

by lmussell on October 4, 20132387 Views

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2013 Equipment Grant Program (Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council of BC)

2013 Equipment Grant Program (Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council of BC) Please read the following notes before proceeding to the online application (link found below).  Important Notes: 1.    Please read through/ click on all application requirements on the WELCOME and RULES tabs, and review the online FORM by hovering over each question for […]

by kanationtalk on September 23, 20132321 Views

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Team BC seeking Coaches & Sport Managers for 2014 North American Indigenous Games

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Team BC seeking Coaches & Sport Managers for 2014 North American Indigenous Games  The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications for COACH and SPORT MANAGER volunteer positions to serve on Team BC for various sports for the 2014 North American Indigenous […]

by lmussell on May 22, 20132090 Views

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Male Team BC Wins 2013 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Monday, May 6, 2013 – Team BC made history at the 2013 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (2013 NAHC) by winning the Province’s first national title in the event’s 12 year history.  Hosted in Kahnawake, Quebec, April 29 to May 4, Team BC defeated Team Ontario by a score of 5-3 in the gold medal game […]

by lmussell on May 7, 20133457 Views

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May 2013 Regional Engagement & Planning Meetings- Partners Council (Aboriginal Sport BC)

2013 Regional Engagement & Planning MeetingsAboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council of BC Notice link – download Registration form link – download Questionnaire (Win an IPOD!!) – download Please join us at one of our Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings! These important regional forums are designed for anyone involved with Aboriginal sport, recreation, physical activity, youth […]

by mmnationtalk on April 8, 20131551 Views

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GOV 2013 – Bulletin – Registration is Still Open

For Immediate Release March 7, 2013 Gathering Our Voices National Aboriginal Youth Conference March 19-22, 2013 Penticton, BC Registration Is Still Open The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and the Ooknakane Friendship Centre are proud to announce that we will be hosting Gathering Our Voices, a National Aboriginal Youth Conference on the traditional […]

by mmnationtalk on March 7, 20131403 Views

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BC Aboriginal Social Innovation Competition

Call for Applications On behalf of the Provincial Coordination Team (PCT) for the Off Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP), and the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS), the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is soliciting a call for applications from Aboriginal communities and organizations who have developed socially innovative projects or activities in the […]

by mmnationtalk on March 7, 20132087 Views

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Ending Violence Towards Aboriginal Women and Children

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 14, 2013 Ending Violence Towards Aboriginal Women and Children Esquimalt and Songhees Territory / Victoria, BC – On Friday, February 15th, from 9 am to 12:00 pm, Aboriginal men and many of their allies will meet at the Harbor Towers Hotel in Victoria to stand up for Aboriginal Women and Children and […]

by mmnationtalk on February 14, 20131684 Views

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Gathering Our Voices on Health Aboriginal Youth Conference 2013

Gathering Our Voices on HealthAboriginal Youth Conference 2013March 19-22, 2013 in Penticton, BC Reminder: Early Registration Deadline – February 8, 2013 The early registration deadline for Gathering Our Voices on Health 2013 is quickly approaching. Remember, you must complete the online registration form and full payment to qualify for early registration. Early Registration Deadline : Friday, February 8, […]

by mmnationtalk on January 30, 20132236 Views

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2013 SALL: Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (BC)

Media Release: 2013 SALL: Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (BC) Application (Microsoft Word, PDF) Poster (Microsoft Word) The Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications from Aboriginal youth ages 14-24 (as of March 19, 2013) to participate in the 2013 Sport & Active Living Leadership for […]

by mmnationtalk on January 18, 20132278 Views

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Category: SportsText

Sport Development Camps and Clinics Community Request Process (BC)

  Sport Development Camps and Clinics Community Request Process (BC) Funding The Partners Council (BC) provides support to each of its six Regional Committees, in the form of staff and funding, to advance the sport priorities they have established within their Regional Action Plans. Accordingly, the Partners Council is now planning to deliver a number of […]

by mmnationtalk on November 23, 20121735 Views

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Gathering Our Voices on Health – Call for Facilitators

Call for Facilitators

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & the Ooknakane Friendship Centre are proud to host: ‘Gathering Our Voices on Health’ 2013 from March 19-22, 2013. The 11th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Penticton, British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Okanagan

by ecnationtalk on October 22, 20125620 Views

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Gathering Our Voices on Health

  Gathering Our Voices on Health Penticton, BC – March 19-22, 2013 The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & the Ooknakane Friendship Centre are proud to host: ‘Gathering Our Voices on Health’ 2013 from March 19-22, 2013.  The 11th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Penticton, British Columbia on the traditional territory […]

by ecnationtalk on October 11, 20121674 Views

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BC Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities 2012/13 -Community Leader Training Conferences and Grant Opportunity

For Immediate Release: Hello interested participants of the BC Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA)! With 2013 around the corner,  the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council is gearing up for a new year of the AHLA program.  Working in partnership with SportMedBC, the AHLA program will kick off with 5 leader training sessions, in […]

by mmnationtalk on September 19, 20122648 Views

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Gathering Our Voices on Health 2013 Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 26, 2012 Gathering Our Voices on Health 2013 Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference Victoria, BC – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Cent‘Gathering Our Voices on Health’ Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference on the traditional territory of the Okanagan Peoples. This is our 11th Aboriginal youth conference and it will be […]

by NationTalk on June 27, 20122554 Views

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2012/13 Regional Engagement & Planning Meetings (BC)

2012/13 Regional Engagement & Planning Meetings (BC) Please join us at one of our Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings. These important regional forums are designed for anyone involved in Aboriginal sport, recreation, physical activity, and health promotion. Our aim is to engage all communities (First Nations and Métis), Friendship Centres and other key stakeholder […]

by NationTalk on May 16, 20121895 Views

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Announcement for Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference

  The early registration deadline for Gathering Our Voices 2012 is quickly approaching. Remember, we must receive your completed registration form and full payment to qualify for early registration. • Early Registration Deadline : Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:00pm o $125.00 Fee per Youth/Chaperone o Group registration incentive – for every group of 5 […]

by NationTalk on February 2, 20121750 Views

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2012 Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (SALL)

  Media Release: The Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications from Aboriginal youth ages 14-24 (as of March 20, 2012) to participate in the 2012 Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (SALL) program that will be launched as part of Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, […]

by NationTalk on January 14, 20121808 Views

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Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (BC) 2011 Equipment Grant Program

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (BC) 2011 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM Application Guidelines The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is launching a regionally based Equipment Grant Program that allows First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia to apply for funds to purchase sport, […]

by NationTalk on November 18, 20112222 Views

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BC Government Announces Commitment to Develop Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 5th, 2011 BC Government Announces Commitment to Develop Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan Songhees & Esquimalt Territory/ Victoria, BC – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is pleased with the official Speech from the Throne, where the Honourable Steven L. Point, British […]

by NationTalk on October 6, 20112076 Views

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Register Now for the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Sport Development Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION Register Now for the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Sport Development Camps Registration is open for Aboriginal youth/teams to participate in the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Sport Development Camps, which are being offered in communities across the Province this summer and fall. These inaugural events provide a unique opportunity […]

by NationTalk on June 30, 20111761 Views

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Happening Now: BC Annual Regional Engagement Workshops ASRPA PC (Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council of BC)

• Great opportunity to network and help direct new funding resources for your Region! • All workshops are 1.5 days in length and begin at 5:30pm (registration) the first evening (meals provided) • A limited number of travel subsidies and accommodation available! • Please see attached documents for more information. Feel free to Post in […]

by NationTalk on June 1, 20111721 Views

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Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth living in BC *Application for all expense paid trip to G.O.V. 2011 in Prince Rupert!*

Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth living in BC The Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications from Aboriginal youth ages 14-24 living in BC (as of March 21, 2011) to attend our Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (S.A.L.L.) as part of Gathering Our […]

by NationTalk on January 24, 20112612 Views

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Sign-up Deadline Jan 28th* FREE BC Soccer Community Coach Clinics available province wide for Aboriginal Coaches and Parents

• Community Coach (Youth) Clinics for Aboriginal Coaches. These clinics are being delivered throughout February and March 2011. **See table below for a list of dates and locations** • Sign up Deadline Friday Jan 28th for FREE province wide BC Soccer Community Coach Clinics (*Note: Individual clinics will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not […]

by NationTalk on January 21, 20111793 Views

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Free BC Soccer Community Coaching Clinics in Partnership with ASRPA PC

Aboriginal Sport Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (ASRPA PC) is pleased to announce 12 FREE BC Soccer Coaching Clinics for Aboriginal Coaches. These clinics are being delivered throughout February and March 2011 in selected locations in BC. NOTE: *Minimum numbers of 15 coaches per clinic must be registered 10 days prior to scheduled clinic. […]

by NationTalk on January 10, 20112145 Views

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Team BC Selection Process for the 2012 North American Indigenous Sport Championships and the Launch of the 2011 Aboriginal Provincial Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Aboriginal Sports, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the launch of the Team BC processes for the selection of Aboriginal athletes and coaches who will compete at the 2012 North American Indigenous Sport Championships (2012 NAISC). This process includes the delivery of 14 Aboriginal Provincial […]

by NationTalk on December 13, 20101854 Views

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Urban Aboriginal Leaders call for long-term capacity funding for BC’s off-reserve Aboriginal Community

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Victoria, BC, October 18, 2010 – Leaders from BC’s Aboriginal Friendship Centres are gathering in Victoria later this month to urge the Provincial Government to adequately fund the vital services they provide to off-reserve Aboriginal people. “Friendship Centres are the largest social infrastructure for our urban communities, yet the funding […]

by NationTalk on October 19, 20101971 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2011 Aboriginal Youth Conference, Prince Rupert, BC

For Immediate Release October 15, 2010 The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is excited to announce that the 9th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference Gathering Our Voices will be taking place March 21-24, 2011 in Prince Rupert, BC. The ninth annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will attract up to 1500 Aboriginal youth from across both the […]

by NationTalk on October 14, 20103483 Views

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