May 29, 2020
FRAFCA Head Office (10095 Whalley) will be closed for renovations next week (June 1-5).
Our staff are still working and may be able to assist you.
If you require assistance, please call our reception line at:
May 21, 2020
We’ve change our phone number!
Effective immediately, the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) can be reached at 604-923-1166. Please update your phone book accordingly!
Our fax number will be changing too, we will update you with that info soon.
May 4, 2020
During COVID, our staff are still working hard to provide services and supports. See below for our list of active programs and how to access them: http://frafca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Available-FRAFCA-Programming-List-May-4-2020.pdf
March 10, 2020
Dear FRAFCA Community,
FRAFCA Management has decided to initiate spring cleaning earlier this month and close non-essential group programming for the remainder of March to do some deep cleaning of our offices and focus on year end. We have been receiving inquiries on what FRAFCA is doing to keep our community healthy. We wanted to exercise some preventative, deep cleaning measures to keep our community and staff safe.
This will be effective starting Wednesday March 11th, until March 31st.
For Whalley office, programs that will be affected include: Bringing Home Tradition, Spirit Bear, My Urban Elder, Postnatal, Prenatal, Taking Care of Your Children, Reclaiming Connections, Daddy and Me, O’Siem Family Night
For 108th office, programs that will be affected include: Red Path, AA group, Youth Culture Night, All Community Culture Night, Harm Reduction and Addictions Support Talking Circle
Awahsuk Preschool will remain open until Spring Break, and will align with the protocols of the Surrey School District.
One-on-one and small group meetings will still be taking place.
As per the media bulletin issued today, Gathering our Voices is also proceeding (https://bcaafc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/09-03-20-Media-Bulletin-GOV-BCAAFC.pdf).
We ask that you please stay home if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing). We have vulnerable babies and Elders that visit our locations and want to keep everyone safe.
In the meantime, the following precautions is recommended to the general public, the same as recommended during cold and flu season:
- Wash your hands regularly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, use a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow;
- Avoid touching your face, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands;
- Avoid others who are unwell; and
- Stay home when you are sick.
The situation continues to evolve and management is also monitoring the same news sources that’s available publicly. Here are reputable sources for your easy reference so you can also keep informed:
- Fraser Health https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/coronavirus-questions-general-public#.XmaDiqhKhPa
- BC CDC https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
- Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
- WHO MythBusters https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
If you have further questions, you should consult with your healthcare provider.
Thank you and we hope everyone stays healthy and safe.