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

New Silent Auction System

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

The Parents Legal Centre is available to all families

The Parents Legal Centre is a service provided by the Legal Services Society (Legal Aid BC). This service is available anytime after you’re first contacted by the ministry or a delegated Aboriginal agency.   [read more]

United Way Support for Seniors Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island has granted $120,000 through the federal COVID-19 Seniors Response Fund to local charitable organizations helping seniors impacted by the pandemic. Tillicum Lelum among them.   [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