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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

“Sea of Success” Childcare Centre Fundraising

Thanks to all our donors for being part of this incredible opportunity of building an innovative Childcare Centre for the South end of Nanaimo!

Recreation Centre Project Fundraising

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.

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre started out as a coffee drop-in and recreation centre over 50 years ago and has grown into a large organization with multiple properties, nearly sixty programs and over eighty staff members.

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Ongoing Fundraising Projects

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We are excited to share this snapshot highlighting the success story of Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre and our leader, Grace Elliott Nielsen, Executive Director, and staff who has taken this agency from a small drop in Centre to what we are today. Currently running 63 Programs , 110 staff employed &  8 buildings.

“Aboriginal people from near and far have come to Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre for healing, training and education having found a place where they can tap into a wide variety of programs that meet their physical mental, emotional and spiritual needs in a culturally safe manner.”