Since 1963, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) has been meeting the needs of aboriginal people making a transition to the urban Vancouver community.

The Friendship Centre, a charitable organization provides programs in health, 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 varied aboriginal cultures and traditions. With over 50 years of providing essential services to the urban aboriginal community, the VAFCS has helped families, youth, adults, elders and children maintain their aboriginal 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.

Volunteer Program

If you are considering volunteering here at VAFCS, we promise you a rewarding and exciting experience. We require volunteers from time to time for special events (less than 10 hours) or for ongoing support for our regular programs such as the Elders Program and the After School Program.


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"Some say the children are our future; education is the future because people have been making up our minds for us for too long. It's time to think for ourselves and the centre supports our people to do that" - Andrew