Elders hold the wisdom of past generations, and are essential to strong, healthy Nations. Each year, New Relationship Trust supports many initiatives for Elders.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Ministry of Health have released the first edition of the BC Elders’ Guide. This unique health and lifestyle resource is based on the BC Seniors’ Guide and is specifically designed for Aboriginal Elders.
The Gathering supports the need for Elders throughout the province to connect socially and with the community that binds them together as a Nation. It allows them to intermingle with like-minded, like-aged individuals and their families, and to reveal common grounds that strengthen those links.
The B.C. Association for Aboriginal Friendship Centres administers the transportation program to provide partial funding to enable seniors and Elders to attend the Annual Elders Gathering.