Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre started out as a coffee drop-in and recreation centre over 50 years ago and has grown into a large organization with multiple properties, nearly sixty programs and over eighty staff members.

News & Updates

Online Auction Christmas Hamper Fundraiser

Tillicum Lelum is proud to launch our new online fundraising system developed to continue with our annual efforts, while staying safe in these more careful times.   [read more]

2020 Fundraising Opportunities

Every year we approach members of the community to ask for help with support for our Christmas Hamper Program. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have had to change the way that we are able to fundraise this year so we will be holding an online auction in lieu of an in person event. There are still a variety of ways to contribute to the 2020 Christmas Hamper Program.   [read more]

Returning to Centre Boys Group

Young men's group for ages 12-16. A weekly group that addresses the various needs of young men, and assists them in creating a strong network of prosocial and supportive peers and mentors.   [read more]

Thank You Big Wheel Burger Nanaimo

Thank You Big Wheel Burger Nanaimo for helping support the food hampers & care packages for Tillicum's Reaching Out To Our Elders program!   [read more]

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.

"Spirituality must be at the core of all your work. The Spirits have the strength to meet the forces that will resist you. The Spirits have the strength to support you in the work you must do."

From the Elders

2020 Online Christmas Fundraiser
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