Victoria Native Friendship Centre
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) has been offering Indigenous-specific services in an open access setting for 50 years. The VNFC mandate is to encourage and promote the well-being of urban Indigenous peoples by strengthening individuals, family and community. Services focus on a wrap-around approach, ensuring all needs of clients are being met in a holistic way to assist in moving them forward on the continuum of well-being.
The VNFC provides services in a community with an estimated 17,000 Indigenous people living in the greater Victoria area as well as the 5,000 residents from the First Nations communities in the southern Vancouver Island region. Services include access to a health clinic, daycare, early childhood programming, career and employment supports, health and social programs, vibrant youth initiatives and dynamic arts and cultural practices.