Community, Culture, Elders & Seniors

About

The Indigenous Culture and Traditions (ICT) team provides opportunities to connect with our local Indigenous community of diverse Nations. We welcome everyone to peruse the program calendar and find ways to connect and build a stronger sense of community. We offer a wide range of programming, something for everyone. Check the monthly calendar to determine if the program is Everyone Welcome, or specific to Indigenous community or Elders & Seniors. We also note if the program is Zoom only or hybrid (Zoom or gathering in person).

Services

Inquiry Form

The VNFC Elder Support worker can be reached by phone 250-384-3211 or email Elder.Support@vnfc.ca. We gather contact information to send monthly calendars and updates or special events.

How to Reach Us

8:30am – 4:30pm with some evening programs 5:50-7pm
Monday – Friday

231 Regina Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1J6

Tel: (250) 384-3211
Fax: (250) 384-1586

Coordinator: Lisa Mercure

Events Calendar

Active Elders & Seniors

Join us for light exercises, health tips, and organized outings. We participate in the annual July 30×30 challenge, to be active for 30 minutes daily for 30 days. Prize incentives monthly. Regular participants invited to field trips monthly. RSVP by email Elder.Support@vnfc.ca.

Artisan Market

VNFC hosts an annual Artisan Market during the Winter season, which is Traditionally a time our Indigenous community works on our crafts. The Winter Market provides a great opportunity for us to trade and purchase from our revered Cultural Practitioners.

Beading Circle

VNFC will host monthly Beading Circle, including our Elders, introducing local Cultural Practitioners – sharing Traditional techniques from diverse Nations. Please visit the calendar for more details. Everyone Welcome. RSVP by email culture@vnfc.ca

Cultural Workshops

We provide cultural workshops throughout the month. Please visit the calendar for more details. Everyone Welcome. RSVP by email culture@vnfc.ca

Elder & Seniors Tea

Connect with one another, meet special guests to discuss topics requested by Elders. RSVP by email Elder.Support@vnfc.ca

Elder & Seniors Tech Time

Do you have basic cell phone or computer questions? Our friends at ursacreative.ca Indigenous web services will also be on-hand to help you, by phone or zoom to give basic tips. RSVP for two onsite appointments bi-weekly. RSVP to Elder.Support@vnfc.ca

Guys Coffee Break

Everyone welcome to chat with Indigenous Elders. A safe place to meet Elders and community on Zoom for brief chit-chat over coffee. RSVP to Elder.Support@vnfc.ca

Indigenous Book Circle

Meet and greet with Indigenous authors seasonally over Zoom. Enjoy authors like Richard Van Camp, Monique Grey Smith and others as they share their words. Everyone Welcome. RSVP to lisa.m@vnfc.ca

Indigenous Elders & Seniors Support

The VNFC Elder Support worker is able to support Indigenous Elders by appointment, ranging from completing forms, registering for food security and referrals in house. The Elder Support helper can be reached by phone 250-384-3211 or email Elder.Support@vnfc.ca.

Knit & Crafts Circle

Everyone welcome to join and work on any craft project. Led by Indigenous Cultural Practitioners. On Zoom bi-weekly and in-person monthly. Everyone Welcome. RSVP to culture@vnfc.ca

Contact ICT today for
more information