Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre promotes justice, fairness and equality for Aboriginal people through a holistic approach to programming and services. Our philosophy is one that encompasses all people in the community who request our assistance.
News & Updates
Our Hul’q’umi’num’ Program is created to provide resources in hul’q’umi’num’ for the use of the community. With the support of Elder Florence James we have created voice recordings and flashcards developed in the Snuneymuxwqun language. We hope to continue adding resources and recordings for public use in order to increase language use and fluency.
This resource is a collection of stories and teachings shared with us by our respected Elders and Knowledge Keepers. In our Indigenous communities and families, storytelling is the way in which we have always passed on wellness knowledge and practices from generation to generation to keep our families healthy.
Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre (TLAFC) has been established in the City of Nanaimo for over 50 years. What started as location that served coffee for Indigenous peoples who found themselves needing support or connection while in the city, now offers multiple child, family, and community services at multiple locations in Nanaimo.
Tillicum Lelum is planning to construct a new gymnasium/recreation centre in Nanaimo, BC. Our vision is to use this facility to host an Aboriginal Sports and Recreation program that will serve children, youth, families and the community.