Friendship Centre Program

The Friendship Centre Program supports 25 friendship centres around the province through funding from the First Citizens Fund.

The Province of British Columbia partners with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres to deliver the following programs:

  • Student Bursary Program
    Provides financial assistance to eligible Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.
  • Elders Transportation Program
    Provides partial funding to Elders to offset travel costs related to the Annual Elders Gathering.
  • Friendship Centre Program Directors
    Offsets Friendship Centre costs for the salary, benefits and related program costs of program directors who deliver a range of social, recreational and cultural programming to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.