Situated on the unceded and occupied territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Stó:lō nations, the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is a leader in delivering culturally-grounded, restorative family services to urban Indigenous families of greater Vancouver.
Established in 1992, we offer a full spectrum of services encompassing Family Reunification and Preservation, Guardianship, Child Protection and Resources. We strive to culturally and spiritually strengthen the families we serve and our practice is guided by policy and research done in partnership with the communities we work alongside.
Laurence Wilson, from the Nisga’a Nation, designed the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society logo in 1993. The translation for the logo is “Human and Wolf Child.” As the wolf represents family, this is a perfect symbol for our Agency, which has been established to strengthen Indigenous families. Laurence Wilson was born in 1954 in Nass River, an area located near the North Coast of British Columbia. Laurence has apprenticed under Norman Tait, a highly regarded West Coast artist, for three years and attended the prestigious Indigenous art school, ‘Ksan, from the beginning of 1978 to the end of 1979. He prefers to use such mediums as wood, canvas and hide in order to produce original paintings, drums and two-dimensional carvings. With his extensive background in design and form informed by his culture, Laurence Wilson has become one of the many prominent Indigenous artists in British Columbia.