Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society
Charitable and Community Organizations
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) was founded in the year 2000 by a group of Aboriginal Support Workers in the Langley School District that saw a need to support and educate Urban Indigenous children and youth and their families about their culture beyond school hours. Our mission is to promote, support and advocate for services to meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families from across Turtle Island living in the Langley area.
We organize community events and educational opportunities, collaborate with community partners, support healthy child development, and provide housing support to help Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people of all ages and backgrounds thrive in our community.
Our mandate is to provide support, assistance and referrals to urban Indigenous people and their families, and to provide programs in areas including but not limited to social, cultural, recreational, economic, community development, and cultural and historical restoration.
We are committed to following the 4 traditional protocols of witness, feasting, the work, and gifting, that we have learned from the Coast Salish stewards of this land we are on. These principles guide us in every department and program we provide. We don't know how far people have paddled to be on our shores, so we strive to offer them all they will need to work together with us in a good way.