Indigenous

Resources for Indigenous persons and families

Resources

2-Spirit Collective

Provides support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth, ages 15 to 30, who identify as 2-spirit or LGBTQ+ 

Aboriginal Community Policing Centre

Addresses social justice issues, improve safety for Aboriginal people and build the relationship between the Vancouver Police Department and the Aboriginal community through education, awareness and open dialogue

Aboriginal Front Door Society

Addresses addictions, dependencies, and other issues in a holistic manner using Aboriginal teachings. Over 300 meals served daily.

Aboriginal Mother Centre

A place where Aboriginal mothers, whom are facing homelessness, or dealing with their children in care of the Ministry can come to stay

Aboriginal Patient Navigator

Offers in-hospital and community support to help Indigenous people and their families with accessing culturally safe health care services.

Patient navigators work directly with hospital staff and health care providers to help patients with health care and discharge planning, hospital stay information, completing forms, referrals to community services, and more. Email info.aboriginalhealth@vch.ca for more.

Aboriginal Shelter

A mat and blanket shelter, with meals provided

Aboriginal Wellness Program

Provides mental health wellness and substance use programs for members of the First Nations and Aboriginal community. Services include cultural support and teachings, counselling, group support, and workshops. Self-referrals accepted. Email aboriginalwellnessprogram@vch.ca for more.

Aboriginal Youth Safehouse

A voluntary, short-term, live-in program for youth ages 16 to 18 who do not have a safe place to stay

ACCESS

Provides employment, education, and training services to Indigenous people living in Greater Vancouver

Circle of Eagles Lodge Society

Supports Indigenous persons leaving federal institutions and those dislocated from society, to reintegrate into community by providing respectful wholistic services and culturally safe spaces

First Nations Health Authority

A health service delivery organization responsible for administering a variety of health programs and service for First Nations people living in BC.

If FNHA provides you services and you need to make a complaint or offer a compliment, you can contact their Quality Care and Safety Office at 1-844-935-1044 or quality@fnha.ca

 

First Nations Health Authority Health Benefits Team

Provide guidance and information about benefits available under the First Nations Health Authority

Helping Spirit Lodge Transition House

Provides housing and services to women and children fleeing violence

 

IndigenEYEZ

Programs and education to amplify Indigenous perspectives

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

Advice and representation for criminal matters, Aboriginal law/Indigenous legal issues, family law matters, child protection, human rights complaints, letters of administration, police complaints

Indigenous Housing Providers

Off-reserve Indigenous housing is available to households and individuals with Indigenous ancestry, including status and non-status Indians, Métis and Inuit

Indigenous Justice Centre

Provides no-cost legal services to Indigenous clients living in under-served areas of the province where access to legal advice or representation is difficult or non-existent

Indigenous Wellness and Training Society

Offers recovery programs and counselling services for Indigenous persons

Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative)

Partners Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Lu'ma Programs

Offers housing, a medical centre, youth services, and more

Métis Family Services

Various programs, services, and resources of Métis persons 

Métis Nation BC

Represents 39 Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia. Their mandate's to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services

 

Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society

A range of programs and services to help Indigenous persons recover and thrive

Native Education College 

Education programs for Indigenous persons, in an Indigenous setting

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association 

Helps Indigenous people navigate the criminal justice system in BC, while providing support services for a healthier and more satisfying life free from alcohol, drugs, and violence

 

Pacific Association of First Nations Women

Works toward a matriarchal community where all Indigenous women in BC are safe and respected with a sense of belonging and connection to cultural traditions

Saa'ust Centre

Offers services and supports to families and survivors of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Unique Get Together Society

Empowers Indigenous communities through support programs and activities

Urban Native Youth Association

A range of programs for Indigenous youth 

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services

Provides restorative, holistic and culturally-grounded family services

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Provides programs in health, welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality for all genders of aboriginal people of all age groups

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society

A not-for-profit healthcare and social services provider that strives to improve and promote the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of the urban Indigenous population

Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services

Provides justice, homelessness and crime prevention services to Indigenous people within Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Native Housing Society

Provides safe, secure, and affordable housing, focused on the housing needs of the urban Indigenous community

Vancouver Venture for Diversity Society

Provides support and services on an individual as well as group basis, to Indigenous foster children, youth, and families

Warriors Against Violence

Works to restore the traditional Aboriginal values of honour, respect, and equality