Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

Community events

What's going on out there in your community? Find out in the listings below.

Do you have a conference, speaker, training opportunity, or other community event that you want to share with the Aboriginal legal community? Email us at aboriginal@lss.bc.ca. If it's appropriate to share in this space, we'll happily post it here for you.

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Thu, May 18 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Musqueam welcome for LSS new board chair

Legal Services Society, Vancouver, BC

In honour of Celeste Haldane's appointment as the Legal Services Society's (LSS) new board chair and to acknowledge her Aboriginal heritage, Musqueam Elders conducted a welcoming ceremony at her first board meeting on May 18, 2017.

Elder Grant thanked LSS for honouring Celeste, who is from the Sparrow family of the Musqueam First Nation.

Read more about the welcoming ceremony.

Tue, May 30 – Wed, Nov 15, 2017

MMIWG National Inquiry

All of BC

The Commission for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) invites family members, loved ones, and survivors of violence to share their experiences with, or testify as a "witness" at the National Inquiry.

Your reasonable expenses (for travel, accommodation, meals, child care) to attend a fact-gathering hearing will be paid.

Email the National Inquiry with your name, contact information, and location. A member of the Commission's team will follow up.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Commission:
Email
Phone 1-844-348-4119
Mail: PO Box 500, Station A, Vancouver, BC V6C 2N3

Wed, May 31 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Opiate use disorder clinics

Vancouver, BC

Opiate use disorder clinics are open in various locations in Metro Vancouver.

These clinics offer opioid agonist therapy to people with opiate use disorder.

For more information, see the announcement from Vancouver Coastal Health.


Thu, Jun 1 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre drop in

1640 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Native youth aged 12 to 24 years can drop in at the Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre for free health care.

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Other times by appointment

Nurse practitioners, counsellors, registered midwives, elders, and traditional knowledge keepers provide free health services.

LGBTQS2‐focused supports are also available.

For more information, see the Urban Native Youth Association website, or email.

Thu, Jun 1 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Residential Historical Abuse Program: Free counselling support

712 West 12 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Coastal Health Residential Historical Abuse Program funds professional counselling for adults who were sexually abused as children while living in a provincially funded residence.

The brochure gives full information about the program and includes an application form.

For more information, phone 604-875-4255 (collect calls are accepted).

If you or someone you know is a second-generation residential survivor, and wants counselling and has status, the First Nations Health Authority will cover 20 therapy sessions.

For more information about this support, phone 604-693-6500 or 1-866-913-0033.