We trust you are all managing well and adhering to the safety precautions during this most difficult time. It can be very frustrating for many and we hope that you are able to stay connected to us and others during this time.
The Pacific Association of First Nations Women is thankful for funding from Indigenous Services Canada and Reaching Home to provide much needed support to Indigenous women and families in the Metro Vancouver area. We have expanded our counseling services and added a weekly support group every Tuesday morning at 11 am, and both are opened to all genders. We are also providing Good Food Boxes, Cleaning Supplies and Activity Boxes for children and youth. Click the following link to connect with these services, which we will be offering until March 31, 2020.
We also have a supply of hand made Face Masks that were made by a small army of Volunteers which we are so very thankful for. Please connect with us if you would like us to send out some to you or we can prepare no contact pick up too. If you would like to volunteer making face masks that would be appreciated!
We are excited for our Moving Forward online Management training that will begin the end of September and run for 12 weeks. This training is was designed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people and for registration and more information check out our website page.
Our Language program is growing leaps and bounds and will begin a new cohort the first week of October. Both Cree and Ojibway classes will be offered twice weekly online Cree and Ojibway classes. Connect with PAFNWLanguages@gmail.com for more info.
We continue to offer one to one counseling for MMIWG and will begin another online support group for families of the MMIWG stay tuned for more info on that, follow us on Facebook, Twitter an IG to stay updated with our programs. We are currently working with the VPD and the COV to develop a
Join our team! We are hiring and have a few positions open check out the Jobs page on our website.
Indigenous Women Rise
Diana Day, Lead Matriarch
Pacific Association of First Nations Women
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.
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)