Aboriginal Aquaculture Association
The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association was established as a federally incorporated company in July, 2003 by six Founding Members, representing a cross-section of aboriginal leaders in British Columbia. These leaders had come to realize that there were very few opportunities for their band members to look forward to within the resource sectors of their local communities.

Aboriginal Business Service Network Society
The BC ABSN is a collective of Aboriginal Business Service Providers in British Columbia who enhance access to business information and resources.”

Aboriginal Financial Officers of B.C.
Moving Forward – AFOA strengthens Aboriginal communities through healthy financial and administrative managment training and support

Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia
AHSABC is a leader in Aboriginal Early Childhood Education. We provide support to Aboriginal Head Start sites throughout the province to promote excellence in programming. We are dedicated to the development of Aboriginal children and their families, and we work in collaboration with other organizations and government to ensure consistent quality standards.

Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA)
AHMA oversees off reserve Aboriginal Housing throughout BC.

Aboriginal Human Resource Council
Canada’s leading innovators in Aboriginal recruitment, retention and advancement.

Aboriginal Infant Development Program
Aboriginal Infant Development Consultants works together with families to support the growth and development of aboriginal children during their most important years of development birth.

Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC) Association
The Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC) is a network for Aboriginal people who are involved in Sports, Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activities. APACC is a registered non-profit organization

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (ATBC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry.

All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO)
All Nations Trust Company is Aboriginal owned.  Shareholders are comprised of Bands, Tribal Councils, Aboriginal Organizations, Métis Associations, Status, Non-Status and Métis individuals. ANTCO originated in 1984 to provide financial services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs. Over the years, ANTCO has expanded its business services to meet the financial needs of the Aboriginal community.

Assembly of First Nations BC Region
The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is a Political Territorial Organization (PTO) that represents the 203 First Nations in British Columbia.

Assembly of First Nations
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national representative organization of the First Nations in Canada. There are over 630 First Nation’s communities in Canada. The AFN Secretariat, is designed to present the views of the various First Nations through their leaders in areas such as: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Economic Development, Education, Languages and Literacy, Health, Housing, Social Development, Justice, Taxation, Land Claims, Environment, and a whole array of issues that are of common concern which arise from time to time.

Association of BC First Nations Treatment Programs
The Association is an inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in the province of B.C. Currently, the Association has a membership of 10 programs located both in rural and urban settings

Aboriginal Community Careers Employment Services Society (ACCESS) 
ACCESS is the place to start building your future today. We deliver a unique and diverse assortment of education, training, counselling, support and financial services designed to help members of the urban Aboriginal community overcome barriers that may stand in the way of success and self-sufficiency. We develop partnerships with organizations and companies that match their needs to the needs of our Aboriginal clients creating a win, win situation for both partners.


B.C. Aboriginal Child Care Society
The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society is a non-profit charitable society. We are a provincial organization serving Aboriginal early childhood programs throughout British Columbia. We provide Aboriginal Child Care Resource and Support Services. Our mission is to Build on our Nations’ Past for Our Children’s Future.

We have much to offer, including training workshops, a lending library, ECE curriculum boxes, two traveling child care advisors, annual conferences, newsletters and more!

B.C. Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association
Welcome to the British Columbia Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association’s Web Site. We are British Columbia’s Aboriginal Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen joined together again as we served.

B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada.

B.C. Elders Communication Center Society
B.C. Elders Communication Center Society strives to be a positive way for the Aboriginal Elders of British Columbia to gain strength from the greater community; their family and friends who live throughout all of the traditional territories that make up British Columbia.

B.C. Treaty Commission
The Treaty Commission is the independent and neutral body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations among the governments of Canada, BC and First Nations in BC. The Treaty Commission does not negotiate treaties-that is done by the three parties at each negotiation table.


Caring for First Nations Children Society
We are a professional association and professional development body for persons employed or active in the field of First Nations and Aboriginal child and family services.

Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers
CANDO (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) is a federally registered, non-profit society that is Aboriginal controlled, community based, and membership driven.  CANDO is directed by a national regionally represented volunteer board of elected EDOs representing region of Canada.

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
We are a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organisation with charitable status. We were established in 1994 by a group of First Nation Chiefs from across Canada. Through our programs, we take action on climate change, build sustainable communities, protect lands and waters, and conserve biodiversity.

Coastal First Nations
The Coastal First Nations is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. The Coastal First Nations include Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk Nation, Gitga’at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation. Lax Kw’alaams is an associate member of the Coastal First Nations.


Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents
The Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents represents Foster Parents providing quality care for Aboriginal children in a nurturing, culturally appropriate environment. We recognize and affirm that Aboriginal children have the right to grow up in their own culture. We are committed to providing the support and services needed to help ensure this fundamental Right is Respected. 

First Nations Agriculture Association
One of the primary reasons for creating the First Nations Agricultural Association was to help Aboriginal Agricultural Businesses to succeed. To accomplish this goal, it was realized that a creative organizations structure was required. To this end, the organization has an agricultural funding and promotion function, and a strategic partnership with the Aboriginal Agricultural Education Society. These organizations operate independent of each other, while respecting the values of the FNAA and the developmental opportunities it provides.

First Nations Alliance 4 Land Management
First Nations Alliance 4 Land Management (FNA4LM) provides professional development services through training workshops and by offering collective skills, knowledge and experience through various networking channels. FNA4LM is committed to developing and maintaining on-going communication links between First Nations Lands Managers in British Columbia.

First Nations Child and Family Wellness Council
The Council was formed in the summer of 2008 and is structured along five regions around the province, with three representatives from each region; it is currently working with First Nations across BC to revisit this organizations structure.

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Our Vision- A generation of First Nations children who have the same opportunities to succeed, celebrate their culture and be proud of who they are as other children in Canada.

First Nations Directors Forum
The Forum is comprised of the Executive Directors of the First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies around the province of British Columbia.  The Forum addresses child and family services issues that impact First Nations communities. Meetings are held with the assistance and technical support of the Caring for First Nation Children Society, and funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is an independent society that is committed to improving education for all First Nations learners in British Columbia. FNESC is led by representatives of First Nations across the province.

First Nations Employment Society – FNES
The First Nations Employment Society was incorporated as a non-profit society in April 1997 and provides leadership in developing Aboriginal Human Resources at a regional level.

First Nations Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS)
FNESS evolved from the Society of Native Indian Fire Fighters of BC (SNIFF), which was established in 1986. SNIFF’s initial objectives were to help reduce the number of fire-related deaths on First Nation reserves, but changed its emphasis to incorporate a greater spectrum of emergency services. In 1994, SNIFF changed its name to First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of BC to reflect its growing diversity of services provided.

First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC)
The First Nations Energy and Mining Council operates under the authority of First Nations to support and facilitate their efforts to manage and develop energy and mineral resources in ways that protect and sustain the environment forever while enhancing the social, cultural, economic and political wellbeing of First Nations in British Columbia.

First Nations Fisheries Council
The Council was formed in 2007 by British Columbia First Nations as an outcome of the First Nations Fisheries Action Plan.

First Nations Friendship Centre – Vernon – Off-Reserve Aboriginal

Offers support and many opportunities in: prevention, counseling, prenatal care, early childhood development, youth mentorship, housing and employment.

First Nations Forestry Council
On April 27, 2006, BC First Nations, through the First Nations Leadership Council, established the First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) to provide support to BC First Nations with respect to forestry-related matters.

First Nations Health Council
The role of the BC First Nations Health Council is to support and assist BC’s 203 diverse First Nations communities to realize their health aspirations and priorities. The First Nations Health Council (FNHC) was created in 2007 as a coordinating body mandated to implement the 10-year Tripartite First Nations Health Plan.

First Nations Public Service
The purpose of the BC First Nations Public Service Capacity Building Strategy is to provide a road map for First Nations communities and organizations in BC as they pursue excellence in community service.

First Nations Schools Association
The First Nations Schools Association collaborates with First Nations schools to create nurturing environments that develop learners’ pride and competence in their First Nations language and heritage and equips them to realize their full potential, within self-governing First Nations communities.

First Nation Snowboard Team
The First Nation Snowboard Team is the snowboard body dedicated to the development of elite and recreational First Nation snowboard athletes.

First Nations Summit
Information is provided about the First Nations Summit

First Nations Technology Council
Supporting the full integration of technologies to improve the quality of life for all First Nations in British Columbia

First Nations University of Canada
FNUniv is a unique Canadian institution that specializes in Indigenous knowledge, providing post-secondary education for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students alike within a culturally support environment.

First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (FPHLCC)
The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples’ Council is supported by legislation: the First Peoples Heritage, Language and Culture Act.


Canada’s Oldest First Nations newspaper

Healing Our Spirit BC First Nations HIV AIDS Society
Welcome to the new Healing Our Spirit website. Here you will find the latest information on HOS as well as the latest info on HIV awareness.

Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Helping Spirit LODGE is a 10-bed transition house that opened its doors for abused and battered women and children in May 1991. Since that time it has assisted more than 5,000 women in stopping the cycle of violence.


Indian Residential School Survivors Society
To assist First Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effects of residential schools by supporting research, promoting awareness, establishing partnerships and advocating for justice and healing.

Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA)
This website contains a wealth of information for both students and educators seeking to learn more about indigenous adult higher learning institutions in BC.


LandKeepers is an online community project for First Nations in British Columbia who are dealing with mining and pipeline projects and related issues on their traditional territories.


Metis Nation of B.C.
Métis Nation British Columbia develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.


Native Business Development Magazine
The Native Business Development Magazine is published six times a year and distributes across Canada to every band and thousands of support organizations, aboriginal companies and other interested parties. We welcome suggestions, criticisms and feedback on anything you read in the magazine or online.

National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA)
To promote and support increased Aboriginal involvement in forest management and related commercial opportunities, while staying committed to holistic or multiple-use forestry, to build sustainable Aboriginal communities.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Enriching Canada by Advancing Aboriginal Achievement

National Centre for First Nations Governance
The National Centre for First Nations Governance is a non-profit organization that supports First Nations as they develop effective, independent governance. We are a leader in this field, and the only organization in Canada dedicated strictly to First Nations governance. We are guided by the traditional values of respect, trust, honesty and recognition

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC)
The Native Courtworker program is a cost-shared program funded by the Ministry of Solicitor General and the Department of Justice.

New Relationship Trust
The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening First Nations in BC through capacity building.

Nation Talk
Canada’s Premier National Aboriginal Newswire and Employment Service

Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is one of Canada’s National Aboriginal Organizations and represents Aboriginal women, particularly First Nations and Métis women. NWAC has representation in meetings of Canadian leaders and is generally viewed as the national voice representing Aboriginal women in Canada.

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology – NVIT
The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is BC’s Aboriginal public post-secondary institute.

Northwest Inter-Nation Family & Community Services
To ensure the protection and preservation of the unique cultural identity of every child and family in the deliverance of child welfare services

Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre
Aboriginal Business begins here at the Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre; we offer services to Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit individuals as well as businesses in Northeastern British Columbia. Our services include business start-up, expansion and planning services.


Peace Hills Trust
Peace Hills Trust is Canada’s first and largest First Nation Financial Institute.  We are proud to offer a range of financial services relevant to the needs of our customers.

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association
We serve the First Nations and Urban Aboriginal community in the north central interior of British Columbia. Our service philosophy is centered on value added programs and services to achieve the highest standard with customer rapport, product leadership and operational excellence.

Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council
To create a healthier future for Aboriginal Youth by being a voice, taking action, and making positive changes at a local and provincial level


Red Road HIV/AIDS Network (RRHAN)
The Red Road Hiv/Aids Network (RRHAN) is a provincial based Aboriginal Organization. Red Road’s 125 plus membership capacity is comprised of Aboriginal AIDS Service Organizations (ASO), non-Aboriginal AIDS Service Organizations who have Aboriginal programs, Aboriginal Persons living with HIV/AIDS (APHA), and Aboriginal community-based organizations who have HIV/AIDS programs, located in urban & rural British Columbia.

Surrounded by Cedar
Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services will provide child and family services rooted in cultural values and beliefs to restore and enhance the strength and resiliency in the urban Aboriginal community.


Tale’awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation
TACC believes that relationships are important and we will interface, interact or collaborate with all peoples with the values of traditional Coast Salish teachings.  The underlying values are mutual respect no matter what the circumstances with the intent of empowering clients to fulfill their goals.


Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)
One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together. The goal of the UBCIC is to support the work of our people, whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common fight for the recognition of our aboriginal rights and respect for our cultures and societies.

Urban Native Youth Association
As Metro Vancouver’s only Native youth program-providing organization, we work to empower Native youth through our 21 programs including education & training, personal support, live-in programs and sports & recreation. Our programs range in age from 13-29, but each program has its own age range so please check our programs page for more info


Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS)
VACFSS…is an Aboriginal non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area. We strive to culturally and spiritually strengthen Aboriginal families through holistic service delivery. Our goal is to work to create a stronger community through partnerships with other service providers and by connecting with community resources.