Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS)
Since 1963, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) has been meeting the needs of aboriginal people making a transition to the urban community. The Friendship Centre, a charitable organization provides programs in health and welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality for all genders of aboriginal people of all age groups. The Friendship Centre emphasizes the philosophies and values of aboriginal culture and tradition.
With over 40 years of providing essential services to the urban aboriginal community, the VAFCS has helped families, youth, elders and children maintain cultural ties and values. The VAFCS has also helped aboriginal people access education, housing needs and support for families. The Friendship Centre strives to provide holistic and cultural services to all of its community members.