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, Jan 5 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

One Hundred Indigenous Aunties

All of BC

100 Indigenous Aunties is a grassroots movement that began in 2010 from a conversation about the important roles of aunties in their communities.

It recognizes the powerfulness of indigenous women as change makers, leaders, and movers and shakers in the community.

What started as a movement with three or four women has grown to gain interest from across Victoria, the Island, BC, other provinces, and other countries.

You're welcome to join or support this circle of aunties.

For more information, see the video, email Marcia Dawson, or phone 250-590-9190.

Thu, Jan 5 – 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 & Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Other times by appointment

Nurse practitioners, counsellors, registered midwives, and 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, Jan 5 – 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.


Thu, Jan 5 – Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Life Is a Sacred Journey

Suite 288 – 2750 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

January 24 to March 28

Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Skills, education, and ceremony for those who feel or have felt suicidal or have lost others through suicide.

Vancouver Coastal Health presents this 10-week program as part of the Aboriginal Wellness Program.

For more information, phone 604-675-2551 (ext. 0).

Tue, Jan 24 – Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Opiate use disorder clinics

Vancouver, BC

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

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

See the announcement from Vancouver Coastal Health for more information.

Tue, Feb 21 – Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Awakening the Warrior Within Women's Circle

Victoria, BC

March 2 to April 20

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A circle for Aboriginal women who have experienced family violence. Letting go of fear and developing confidence and self-esteem for a new way of being.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Contact kccshome@gmail.com

Phone: 250-661-5552