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The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) alongside the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) are honoured to announce the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS) as the co-hosts for Gathering Our Voices (GOV) 2020, to be held March 16-20, 2020 on the traditional territory of...

We are excited to unveil the new Gathering Our Voices logo and we hope you love it as much as we do! The different colors in this design are representative of the diversity of Indigenous youth across British Columbia. GOV is a space for Indigenous youth...

Now accepting nominations! The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) recognizes Indigenous Youth for the Honour an Indigenous Youth (HIY) Award. If you know an Indigenous Youth who has made an outstanding commitment or achievement in their community, please nominate them here by February 26, 2019....

Registration is now closed. GOV 2019 registration reached capacity within an hour! This overwhelming response of support serves to reinforce the need for a provincial forum where Indigenous youth can come together to being to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities. We...

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINMENT for #GOV2019! Energetic, inspiring, motivational and engaging Indigenous talent is always a big part of GOV. Interested in showcasing your musical talents, dance moves, performance art and more? Interested in performing for over 1000+ Indigenous youth at the...

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EXHIBITORS for #GOV2019! The Career and Education Fair is seeking exhibitors who are ready to share Indigenous-specific information with the +1,000 young Indigenous delegates in attendance. Organizations, educational institutions, industry, public agencies and government departments are encouraged to apply; however, preference...

  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS for #GOV2019! We encourage you to put forward INTERACTIVE and YOUTH-CENTERED workshops focused on strengthening Indigenous youth voices, leadership and self-esteem, culture, personal wellness, arts, physical activity and sports, career and education planning, and more! Apply here by November...