PAFNW’s Vision

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

Our Mission: 

To bring our vision into reality, we advocate for systems change and provide Indigenous, culturally safe learning and offer holistic supports to uplift Indigenous women and strengthen families.

Our Mandate is:

  • To promote establish and maintain communication and information sharing between First Nations women, women’s groups and all levels of Government within the Province of BC.
  • To provide a holistic, social, spiritual, psychological and educational support network for First Nations Women.
  • To research, identify and advocate on civic and social welfare issues that impact the health and well being of First Nations women who live in BC, including but not limited to: health care, justice, family violence and housing.
  • To develop and provide holistic, culturally appropriate health related services for First Nations women and their families.
  • To encourage and foster the preservation, facilitation and sharing of Aboriginal culture.
  • To encourage and support the educational aspirations of First Nations women and youth.
  • To establish and distribute a scholarship fund for First Nations women in post-secondary training.

We achieve these goals with culturally-safe programs and services. (LINK)