Family Support

The Urban Aboriginal Representative (UAR)/Family
Support Service :

Serves both status and non-status Aboriginal Families, who reside off the reserve and live in the Greater Vancouver Regional District Area. The UAR is responsible for offering guidance, case consultations with families faced with systemic barriers in relation with Child Protection, as well as, receive court notification and attend court, provide counseling support, material and human resource referrals, and other voluntary preventative social services to assist the Child/Families with developing effective, quality plan of care. The UAR will work with the Ministry of Child Family Development in the “Best Interest” of the Child.

For more information please contact: 604-251-4844 Ext.306 or email: familysupport@vafcs.org

Hours at work:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am – 2:30pm

"Being an Indian is an attitude, a state of mind. It's being in balance with yourself, others and things. It's allowing the heart to be the distributor of this energy we have within us, allowing feelings and sensitivities determine where this energy goes, bringing aliveness from the earth, down from the sky and giving out of the heart" - Andrew