Mission Statement

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.

Our Goals

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre strives to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment. Our Friendship Centre uses Aboriginal teachings as a guideline in our work as Helpers. Our goal is to provide services which are holistic in nature and address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of not only our clients, but also our employees. We work together as a team both internally and externally with other community partners. At Tillicum Lelum we also believe that through modeling healthy lifestyles and creating balance, we can establish an environment of trust and respect for those who access our services.


Within a network of 117 Friendship Centres across Canada, Tillicum Lelum has a Federal Government mandate to provide essential services to the urban (off-reserve) Aboriginal population of Nanaimo and the Regional District.