Our Hosts

GOV is co-hosted by the BCAAFC and PAYC. Each year, BC Friendship Centres apply to co-host the event for the following year. The local Friendship Centre and surrounding First Nations are engaged to ensure the community is consulted from planning to implementation.

BCAAFC

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is the umbrella association for 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. Friendship Centres provide services to Indigenous people living in urban settings.

PAYC

The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) acts as a liaison between Friendship Centre Youth Councils and the BCAAFC. PAYC members sit on the GOV Steering Committee and provides input for the event.

KAFS

Each year, GOV engages with the local Friendship Centre to ensure the community is consulted from planning to implementation. This year we are looking forward to working with the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS)!