Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Our Impact Why We Exist
For over 40 years, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre has been delivering on our mandate, "To encourage and promote the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.”
Our Story What We Do
In April 1970, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) began as a one-room meeting place for Aboriginal peoples new to Victoria. Four moves and 40 years later, the VNFC now operates out of a 38,000 sq ft facility; a former BC School District 61 elementary school.
VNFC has become a vital resource for urban Aboriginal individuals and families, and is strategically positioned to play a major role in the development and implementation of urban Aboriginal governance on southern Vancouver Island.
We take great pride in our exceptional approach to First Nations issues and the services we provide to more than 15,000 community members annually.
Our Programs How We Do It
Little Paws Cultural Playground
In addition to our programs and services, our wheelchair accessible facility hosts Little Paws Preschool, gymnasium, amphitheatre, meeting rooms, and outdoor basketball courts and playgrounds.
What You Can Do
If you stand with us and support our Cultural Playground, our Little Paws Preschoolers will continue to meet new friends, play make believe, and dream of being whatever they want to be.
All we have to do is build the the playground. All they have to do is be a kid.