British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada. Located at 551 Chatham St, in Victoria BC, the BCAAFC is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. For more information visit the links below.


Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Community Summary - Early Development Instrument (EDI)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) collaborates with academic, government, school, and community partners to gather data and report on child well-being in British Columbia. In 1999, HELP began collecting and mapping population level child development data province-wide using the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The EDI data provide communities and policy makers with the information they need to monitor children’s development, and to develop effective program and policy responses that will help B.C.’s children and families thrive.

Wave 5 (2011/12 - 2012/13)

Young Mothers Project

In South Vancouver Island the areas of WestShore, Sooke and Port Renfrew continue to grow in population, particularly with young families. One specific group that presents with unique social service and education needs is that of adolescent and young women who are pregnant and parenting, and their partners and families.


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