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.


Sun, Dec 10 – Tue, Dec 31, 2019

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:
Phone 1-844-348-4119
Mail: PO Box 500, Station A, Vancouver, BC V6C 2N3

Mon, Dec 10 – Tue, Dec 31, 2019

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.

Mon, Dec 10 – Tue, Dec 31, 2019

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.

Mon, Dec 10 – Tue, Dec 31, 2019

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.