Message from the Board of Directors

Over the past year, we have been working to increase the holistic opportunities for our urban aboriginal people.

There are many needs and challenges facing our families, youth, elders and adults, many of which are brought to the VAFCS attention.

These range from:

  • Child care
  • Social issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Cultural
  • Intercultural
  • Housing & emergency shelter
  • Food banks
  • and many other daily life sustaining issues that directly affect our brothers and sisters.

Sometimes, these challenges can seem overwhelming; however, we recognize of partnerships with our other aboriginal organizations, government agencies and corporate sponsors.

In addition to the many volunteers of the VAFCS who service of youth, Elders and families. We greatly thank each and everyone of you who unselfishly provide of your time and resources to ensure that our urban aboriginal people get the type of services and programs that they so desperately need. Thank you!

As we continue along together, we will keep on meeting the holistic needs of our aboriginal people. We recognize that everyone is coming from different starting points; however, through the sharing of our experiences, cultures and knowledge, we can build a healthier, stronger and brighter future for our children’s children yet to be born.

We have many challenges ahead of us and by working together we can overcome whatever is placed in front of us.

Each of our Board of Director’s bring their unique skills to the table in providing a direction for the VAFCS that meets the needs of all aboriginal people, which includes our First Nations, Métis, Inuit and urban aboriginal people. Together, we are making a significant difference for our people in the areas of culture, social, economic, housing, and so on.

We thank you for your on-going input into each of our programs and look forward to our continue working relationships.