Membership

Who Can Join MVAEC and Attend A Meeting?

Application for membership in MVAEC is open to all off-reserve urban Aboriginal not-for-profit service-providing organizations that meet all membership criteria, and will affirm their commitment to upholding our constitution and bylaws.

If your organization meets all of the following criteria, your organization may be eligible for membership on the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council:

  1. Is an Aboriginal not-for-profit community organization in good standing with the British Columbia Registrar of Societies
  2. Is an off-reserve urban organization
  3. Operates within the boundaries of Metro Vancouver
  4. Provides programs and/or services to Metro Vancouver urban Aboriginal people
  5. Your Board of Directors will write a letter affirming your Executive Director’s participation on MVAEC on behalf of your organization
  6. Will affirm a commitment to and actively work towards achieving MVAEC’s purposes and goals


If your organization meets all of these criteria, it may be eligible for membership in MVAEC. If you are invited to join MVAEC, only your Executive Director (or equivalent) may attend MVAEC Council meetings (other staff may be invited to sit on one of our Tables).  

If your organization’s Board of Directors is interested in finding out more or applying for membership, please contact us.  Applicant organizations will be notified in writing after a decision has been made.  Please note that we will strive to review and make recommendations on applications as quickly as possible. However, we only meet monthly, and may need time to confirm information on your application.

Additional opportunities for those applicants that do not meet the requirements for MVAEC membership may include an invitation to contribute to one of our Round Tables or participation in community forums, surveys, and other outreach and consultation activities that MVAEC will conduct on an ongoing basis to ensure we are meeting the needs of the Metro Vancouver urban Aboriginal community.

Our Members

  1. Aboriginal Front Door Society 
  2. Aboriginal Mother Centre Society
  3. ACCESS Futures
  4. Circle of Eagles Lodge Society 
  5. Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network 
  6. Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents 
  7. Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre 
  8. Helping Spirit Lodge Society 
  9. Kekinow Native Housing Society 
  10. Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association
  11. Lu'ma Native Housing Society 
  12. NEC Native Education College 
  13. Nisga'a Ts'amiks
  14. Pacific Asssociation of First Nations Women 
  15. Spirit of the Children Society 
  16. Urban Native Youth Association 
  17. Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society 
  18. Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre 
  19. Vancouver Native Housing Society 
  20. Vancouver Native Health Society 
  21. Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society 
  22. Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society 
  23. Warriors Against Violence Society