FVACFSS – Winter 2018 Newsletter

Left to right: Sheradon Roberts, Angelina Gosselin, Judy Douglas, Marion Mussell, Tammy Bartz, Dianne Garner, Paula Olmstead. Helen Joe, Peter John. Missing: Helen Joe.   Welcome to the Winter 2018 edition of our quarterly newsletter. We would like to wish our stakeholders, partners, staff and the families we serve a beautiful holiday season as we honour our winter traditions and … Read More

FVACFSS – Fall 2018 Newsletter

Left to right: Tammy Bartz, Angelina Gosselin, Helen Joe, Peter John, Marion Mussell, Sheradon Roberts, Billi Jo Pike, Dianne Garner, Paula Olmstead. Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter, one of several ways we are improving how we, the Board of Directors at FVACFSS and the agency, communicate to our stakeholders and partners. We will be letting you know about news … Read More

Elder’s Retreat

FVACFSS has an Elders Advisory Committee of 12 Elders representing various First Nations Bands in the Stó:lō territory as well some urban Elders. They ensure we are delivering services in a culturally appropriate and sensitive way. They meet with social workers and their clients to give recommendations on how the social workers and families can support the children and families … Read More

Youth Vision and Voices Date and Location

The date and location for the Youth Visions and Voices featuring Mike Scott is now available!  On October 24th (beginning at 3:30PM) and October 25th (beginning at 11AM) we will be gathered at Yale Secondary, 34620 Old Yale Rd, Abbotsford. Youth Visions and Voices will capture the perspectives  of current and former youth and children in care  to give feedback, ideas  and suggestions … Read More

FVACFSS Cultural Summer Camps – Registration is open!

Traditional Games, Storytelling, Drumming & Singing, Canoes, Friendships, Skills, Traditional Teachings, Art, Memories, Sport Activities are just some of the things that you can do at the camps. Forms available on the website, click the link below or contact info@xyolhemeylh.bc.ca if you have any questions or need a form: FVACFSS Natural Changes Camp Registration Form 2014 (July 8-11) FVACFSS Warrior Camp Registration Form … Read More

Visions and Voices Youth Forum Logo Contest

Create a logo for the FVACFSS Child and Youth Forum “Visions and Voices” AND win a PRIZE PACK! Plus your design will symbolize our youth voices to be heard – strengthening and making a difference for children and youth in care. Drop off your entry at any FVACFSS/Xyolhemeylh Office located or mail to #1-7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5. … Read More

Gathering Our Wisdom

FVACFSS is pleased to present a best practice two-day forum in Aboriginal Social Wellness Work.  The forum will be held on May 27-28, 2014 and located at Squiala First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. The forum theme is: Momíyelhtel kw’es me xwe yeláwel ey te shxwelís ye stá:xwelhtset “Helping one another to create the best spirit for our children”. Keynote and … Read More


ATTENTION: ABORIGINAL YOUTH – Theresa Warbus, Youth Engagement Worker for FVACFSS/MCFD is looking for Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24. The goal is to engaging young people in a positive way, hearing what they have to say, eliminating barriers to their participation, and supporting them to have a voice in service delivery while enhancing the development of their own cultural identity that … Read More

FVACFSS Announces Women’s Wellness Gathering in March!

FVACFSS is pleased to announce the Women’s Wellness Gathering will be taking place on March 25-26 at Camp Squeah, 27915 Trans Canada Highway, Hope BC. This two-day and one-night gathering in a confidential, safe environment is for Aboriginal women to build support systems and learn the importance of holistic self care.  Space is limited and will be first-come, first-served based … Read More