Each year, GOV is hosted by the BCAAFC and the PAYC. The local Friendship Centre and surrounding First Nations are engaged to ensure the community is consulted from planning to implementation.
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.
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.
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 Port Alberni Friendship Centre (PAFC)!