Welcome to the Aboriginal Front Door Society
Restoring respect, dignity and pride for Aboriginal Peoples
The Vision of the Aboriginal Front Door Society is that Downtown East Side (DTES) Aboriginal people are able to walk through life with love, honor, respect and compassion for all things in creation including themselves, having addressed addictions, dependencies and other issues in a holistic manner using Aboriginal teachings, as much as possible.
The Downtown Eastside is Canada’s most impoverished postal code and the largest urban gathering place of Aboriginal peoples. Many residents of the Downtown Eastside suffer from the effects of more than 400 years of European contact, which includes the introduction of alcohol and the devastating effects of the Residential School System.
Pain, addiction, and homelessness are rife in the community. Residents face daily challenges of basic survival and are in constant transition.