Salish North Star in Maple Leaf, 2010, by Wade Baker
Salish North Star in Maple Leaf, 2010, by Wade Baker

Resources for Indigenous people

Find City and community resources for Indigenous people living in Vancouver, including funding opportunities, healing centres, and community spaces. 

Saa-ust Centre

The Saa’ust Centre is an oasis for families and survivors affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Grant opportunities

We offer funding opportunities to Indigenous people and organizations.

Vancouver Music Fund

This grant supports music and musicians by addressing gaps, opportunities, and embracing the city's vibrant and diverse music communities.

Artist Studio Award Program

Provides Vancouver-based professional emerging artists with low-cost studios for up to three years.

Indigenous Healing and Wellness Grants

Provides funding to support Elder Services Programs providing traditional, spiritual, and cultural healing and wellness activities.

Artist opportunities in and around Vancouver

Calls for artists

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, juried shows and exhibitions, and more.

Community resources

First Nations Health Authority

Provides culturally safe and trauma-informed physical, cultural, emotional, and mental health services to Indigenous people in BC.

Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society

Provides crisis services for Indigenous people across BC. Adults and Elders can call 250-723-4050 for support; youth can call 250-723-2040. A toll-free number is available at 1-800-588-8717.

Connection to Kith and Kin

Experts at Vancouver Public Library help Indigenous participants search online records for family documents. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society has provided a Resolution Health Support Worker to join participants during their journey.

Carnegie Community Centre

Offers programing for Indigenous community members to connect with each other and learn with the Elder in Residence and Matriarch in Residence.

Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society

A unified voice of Aboriginal Organizations, who strategically plan, advocate and positively influence outcomes that strengthen the service delivery and policies that impact the Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Community.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Providing essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and anyone who may be dealing with intergenerational traumas.


A non-profit society that connects people to community, health, and government resources for help, where and when they need it.

Indigenous community partnerships

Access services and have a voice in municipal government.