The social innovation competition is part of the Off-Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan (ORAAP), which is an initiative of the BC provincial government. The goal of ORAAP is to address the socioeconomic gap between Urban Aboriginals and Métis and their non-Aboriginal counterpart. This initiative is a partnership BC Association of Friendship Centres, Metro Vancouver Friendship, Métis Nation of British Columbia, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Kate Elliott is currently working one on this initiative to insure that the Métis and youth voice is heard on this critical issue. Kate spoke on behalf of Métis Nation of British Columbia to congratulate Victoria Native Friendship Centre and speak to the importance of the ORAAP initiative. News article can be found here.