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table of contents TA’WOW - WELCOME GUIDE..............................................................................................2 EMERGENCY SERVICES..........................................................................................................4 arts and culture..............................................................................................................18 BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT......................................................28 city of edmonton............................................................................................................37 communications...............................................................................................................52 community organizations...................................................................................55 education.................................................................................................................................65 employment............................................................................................................................88 first nations..........................................................................................................................97 housing....................................................................................................................................103 justice.........................................................................................................................................111 Métis settlements.........................................................................................................117 Representative groups............................................................................................118 social and health services................................................................................127 youth..........................................................................................................................................146 women.......................................................................................................................................152 men.................................................................................................................................................158 elders..........................................................................................................................................164 index.............................................................................................................................................170 WE’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.................................................................................178

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TA’WOW - WELCOME GUIDE 2008-2009 EDITION Aboriginal Edmonton is a dynamic, vibrant, and an energetic community. It is young, entrepreneurial, educated, culturally active, artistic, and caring. It is the home of the second largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada. As well, Edmonton is the corporate and political headquarters of many Alberta Aboriginal organizations and government agencies. The “Aboriginal community” is not one community, but “many communities”, and is, therefore, a reflection of the diverse and multifaceted Aboriginal population that makes Edmonton their home. The Aboriginal people in Edmonton have roots that are deeply sown and well-traveled throughout the whole of the City and extend from the past, through to the present, and will continue well into the future. The City of Edmonton’s Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (EAUAC), Aboriginal Edmonton Guide founder, in partnership with the Edmonton Aboriginal Relations Office have worked collaboratively to reproduce this guide with the intent to help you navigate the diverse and friendly Edmonton community. We hope you find it useful. Your feedback and suggestions are welcomed.

How to use this guide We have categorized the contents by sectors followed by an alphabetical listing of all organizations and service providers.

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Aboriginal Relations Office Office of Diversity and Inclusion Suite 901, Tower 2, Scotia Place 10060 – Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8 Phone: 780-944-7602 Fax: 780-944-8504 Email: aboriginalrelations@edmonton.ca

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EMERGENCY SERVICES 911 - Edmonton Police / Fire / Ambulance Phone: FIRE:

911 if 911 is busy, call 496-3900

Services:

Police, Fire and Ambulance emergencies

AADAC - Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission Toll Free: Website:

1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line) www.aadac.com

Services: If you, or someone you know, is experiencing problems with alcohol, other drugs, tobacco or gambling, AADAC is here to help. The good news is that these problems are treatable! If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drinking, drug use, smoking or gambling call the AADAC Help Line at 1-866-33AADAC.

Alta Care Resources 15355-117th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5M 3X4 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-451-6040 780-453-3723 www.altacareresources.com

Services: With 15 years of service to the Edmonton community Alta Care Resources has provided quality programs serving diverse client and community needs. The agency is an organization with unwavering integrity, clear purpose and exceptional staff. Alta Care Resources is guided by a belief that human beings are innately resilient and with skilled and compassionate support they will engage their strengths to make the necessary changes in their lives. Our commitment at Alta Care Resources is to facilitate our staff’s awareness and to develop the skills that will effectively enhance the lives of children, youth, families and communities.

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Anawim Place 10650 95 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2C6 Phone: Fax:

780-426-3679 780-436-7255

Services: Edmonton Food Bank depot. Serves those who live between Jasper & 111 Ave. From 90 St. to 98 St. Also does some outreach. Has volunteer opportunities.

Bissell Centre 10527 - 96 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6 Phone: Website:

780-423-2285 Ext 100 www.bissellcentre.org

Services: People facing a crisis can obtain assistance with food, clothing, and household goods. Other forms of help are also available depending on the situation. In addition to solving the immediate crisis, our intake workers try to identify the cause of the crisis

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Boyle Street Community Services Co-op 10116 - 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-404-4106 780-425-2205 info@boylestco-op.org www.boylestreet.org

Services: The programs and partnerships of the Co-op offer people living in poverty a continuum of support and services such as: Adult Outreach; Family Programs; Mental Health Unit; Housing Services; Youth Services; Inner City Youth Housing Project; Streetworks AIDS Prevention Program and Residential Care.

Canadian Red Cross - North/Central Alberta Regional Office 9931 - 106th Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1E2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-423-2680 After-Hours 1-888-800-6493 Emergency Number 780-428-7092 1-800-565-4483 www.redcross.ca

Services: Provides short-term supply of basic necessities, such as food, shelter, and clothing to those affected by disaster. Teaches individuals and families to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in their own homes. Has volunteer opportunities.

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Child Abuse Hotline (24 Hour) Phone: Toll Free:

1-800-387-KIDS (5437) 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)

Services: Anyone who has reason to believe, and believes, that a child has been or there is substantial risk that he or she will be abused or neglected by a parent/guardian, has a legal duty under the Child Welfare Act to promptly report the matter.

Community Response Team (CRT) Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-413-4733

Services: The Community Response Team provides a coordinated response for children and adolescents at risk. This mobile service provides mental health status assessments for children in their home and community environment. Crisis stabilization, short-term follow-up and access to community stabilization beds are available if required. The Community Response Team ensures that the services delivered to families experiencing crisis are culturally appropriate, timely, and coordinated with other services to meet the child or youth and their family’s level of need and risk.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Edmonton Emergency Relief Services 10255 104 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1B1 Phone: 780-428-4422 Fax: 780-423-6712 Website: www.eerss.ca Services: Provides household furnishings, household goods, clothing, personal goods for individuals and families left homeless after fire or natural disaster. Collects and donates blankets to those in need. Operates a thrift store. Does NOT supply goods to victims of family violence. Accepts donations of goods. Has volunteer opportunities.

Edmonton Food Bank MAILING ADDRESS: Box 62061 Edmonton, AB T5M 4B5 STREET ADDRESS: 11508 120 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 4K1 Phone: 780-425-4190 Client Services 780-425-2133 Agency Services, Special Events & Administration Fax: 780-426-1590 Email: info@edmontonsfoodbank.com Website: www.edmontonsfoodbank.com Services: Temporary emergency food relief through depots and member agencies.

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Edmonton Senior Safe Housing 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2E3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-426-6746 or 780-702-1520 780-428-6856 cneuman@MySage.ca www.mysage.ca

Services: Safe housing provided on a temporary basis, free of charge, for men and women, 60 years of age or older, who are in need of safety from an abusive situation. Other services provided while in safe housing include: furnished accommodation, meals and snack items, peer support, professional assistance, connections to community resources, and practical assistance

Edmonton Women’s Shelter Ltd. (WIN House) C/O P.O. Box 20088 RPO Beverly Edmonton, AB T5W 5E6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-479-0058 (24 Hour Crisis Line) 780-471-6709 (Reception) 780-479-8252 ewsinfo@telust.net www.winhouse.org

Services: Edmonton Women’s Shelter Ltd. (EWS), most commonly known as WIN House, is a non-profit agency operating two shelters, WIN House I and WIN House II. The WIN Houses are for women with children or without children, who have experienced physical, emotional, economic, or spiritual abuse from their husbands or intimate partners.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Edmonton YMCA YMCA Housing Department 10030 - 102A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 0G5 Phone: Email: Website:

780-421-9622 ajanssen@edmonton.ymca.ca www.edmonton.ymca.ca

Services: Provides short term and emergency low cost accommodation for individuals and families. Has a community advisor outreach social worker to work with the clients to secure longer term housing and services. Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

George Spady Centre 10015-105A Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0M5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-424-8335 (24Hrs) 780-426-1203 admin@gspady.ab.ca www.gspady.ab.ca

Services: Shelter for individuals who are intoxicated and require a safe setting while reducing their level of inebriation. All services are available to both women and men. There is no limit to the number of times clients may access any of our services.

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Hope Mission Herb Jamieson Centre 10014-105A Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0M6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-429-3470 780-424-2863 denis.meier@hopemission.com www.hopemission.com/men.htm

Services: The Herb Jamieson Centre offers short term, and emergency room and board, to men with little or no resources. These men, normally between 18 and 60 years of age come here for a great variety of reasons. Some are transient, needing only a few days before they move on, while some are unemployed and just need some time here to get “back on their feet”. However, the majority of our residents are from the “street”. They are men who have found themselves destitute because of addictions, emotional trauma, mental health problems, or more likely because they face a combination of these and related problems. Essentially they are men who are simply unable to cope in normal social and communal life.

Kids Help Phone Phone: Website:

1-800-668-6868 www.kidshelp.sympatico.ca

Services: We’re Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country. The service is completely, anonymous and confidential - we don’t trace calls, we don’t use call display. You don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Lurana Shelter P.O. Box 39030 Norwood Postal Outlet Edmonton, AB T5B 4T8 Phone: Fax:

780-424-5875 (Crisis Line) 780-429-2002 (Business Line) 780-426-3237

Services: Lurana Shelter is a first-stage emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. It provides safe shelter in a confidential location, immediate crisis intervention, food, clothing, transportation and child support.

Marian Centre 10528 98 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2N4 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-424-3544 780-424-4806 mceedmonton@shaw.ca

Services: At Marian Centre we try to build a family of love, witnessing to a Gospel way of life in our Little Mandate. Our first priority is to offer friendship and hospitality to all who come. We serve a simple lunch and provide clothing and household items in emergencies. There is no charge for the meals or clothing, no questions asked, no judgements made. It is our privilege to serve Christ in the poor, for he said, “Whatever you do for the least of my people, you do for me.�

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Poison Centre

Phone:

1-800-332-1414

Services: Staffed 24 hours a day with trained poison information specialists, including pharmacists, nurses and physicians with access to numerous resources including POISINDEX, a computerized system containing information and treatment protocols for more than 800,000 products

Salvation Army 9618 101A Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0C7 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-423-2111 780-441-6320 (24 Hr Disaster #) 780-425-9081 ab.salvationarmy.ca

Services: Addictions Rehab, Community and Family Services, Disaster Services, Emergency Food and Shelter, Seniors Services, Suicide Prevention, Public Relations, Youth Services, Volunteer in Edmonton, Thrift Stores, Churches/ Corps

Senior’s Abuse Helpline Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-454-8888

Services: 24 hour information and support line for abused older adults and their family and friends. If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911 as your first choice

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Suite #205 14964 121A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5V 1A3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-4121 (24 Hour Crisis Line) TTY: 780-420-1482 780-421-8734 info@sace.ab.ca www.sace.ab.ca

Services: The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton runs a 24-hour crisis line for the community of Edmonton and surrounding areas. This line provides support to victims of sexual abuse and assault, and to their support people. Information and referral are provided by highly trained crisis line volunteers

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-471-5577

Services: Edmonton and area chapters send volunteers to visit with people in need in their homes to provide supportive listening, advocacy, or advice and occasional material assistance. Also offers free clothing distribution.

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Student Legal Services of Edmonton (Campus Office) Emily Murphy House 11011-88 Ave. (Downtown Office) Corona Criminal Law 104 9924-106 St.. Edmonton, AB Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-2226 780-492-7574 info@slsedmonton.com www.slsedmonton.com

Services: We are a non-profit charitable organization of approximately 300 volunteer law students that provide year-round free legal services to those individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer.

The Mustard Seed (Edmonton) 10635 - 96 Street Box 1824, Main Post Office Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-426-5600 780-426-5400 info@mustard.ab.ca www.mustard.ab.ca

Services: Helps meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of people in the inner city; offers community chaplaincy, community events, Edmonton Community Correctional Chaplaincy, meal services, and a Personal Assistance Centre with clothing, emergency food, household goods, personal hygiene items.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES The Support Network 400 - 10025 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: 2-1-1 Community Service Line 780-482-0198 Administration 780-482-4357 Distress Line Fax: 780-488-1495 Toll Free: 482-4636 (outside City of Edmonton) Email: admin@thesupportnetwork.com Website: www.thesupportnetwork.com Services: 24 Hour Distress Line, 2-1-1 24-Hour community services information line, walk-in counselling, suicide awareness/prevention, volunteer Edmonton, public education program, publications (directory of community services, tough times handbook)

Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) 9611 - 101A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 3V5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-5302 780-424-9642 ttellier@e4calberta.org www.e4calberta.org/weac.html

Services: Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) offers short-term emergency housing to homeless and transient women who have little or no income. Women who come to WEAC may be trying to overcome mental health or substance abuse problems, or to leave prostitution or abusive relationships. Or, they simply be alone, poor and without support. WEAC provides free semi-private rooms, meals and clothing to women-in-need 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. We recognize that some hard-to-house clients have a difficult time finding suitable long-term housing.

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Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) 9310-82 (Whyte) Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6C 0Z6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-468-7070 780-466-1374 yess@shawcable.com www.yess.org

Services: In 1978, a group of concerned individuals discovered a gap in our social services system. Essentially, there were no programs in place to assist homeless children between the ages of 16 and 18. In response to this lack of service, the group activated the Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) in September 1981 in an abandoned fire hall on Whyte Avenue. In 1992, Stuart Olson Construction built another facility for YESS - START House - in the west end of the city. In 2004, after extensive research on the needs of homeless youth and the challenges and issues they face, YESS underwent a major restructuring of all programs, and is now serving youth at risk more efficiently than ever!

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arts and culture

Alberta Foundation for the Arts -Aboriginal Organization Projects 10708 105 Ave. Edmonton, AB Phone: Toll Free: Website:

T5H 0A1 780-415-0288 780-427-9968 (main info line) by first dialling 310-0000 www.affta.ab.ca

Services: As the primary arts resource and grant funding body in Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts helps to unleash the potential of every artist through funding, arts promotion, and capacity-building services. With the same passion as Alberta’s artists, we provide behind-the-scenes support to artists and arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta’s economy. Whether you are an artist or just love the arts and want to learn more, we can help you in your pursuit of artistic expression.

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ASANI Edmonton, AB

Email: Website:

spocklin@telus.net www.asani.org

Services: Asani (derived from the Cree word for “rock”) is a contemporary Aboriginal women’s trio based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Asani’s music is a reflection of where we come from and who we are. It is a celebration of our musical and cultural roots within a contemporary context. Carrying with us the traditional influences of First Nations and Métis music accompanied by drums and rattles, our songs resonate with our own blend of traditional vocals infused with the sounds of jazz, folk and blues.. Asani follows oral traditions and aural learning patterns to compose and arrange each of their songs. Our repertoire is mainly comprised of original compositions in Woodland Cree and English.

Bearclaw Gallery 10403-124th Street Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-482-1204 780-488-0928 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com

Services: The Bearclaw Gallery carries a diverse selection of Canadian First Nations art including traditional Native and Inuit arts and crafts, original paintings and sculpture. The gallery features works by internationally acclaimed First Nations artists Daphne Odjig and Norval Morrisseau (both of whom are recipients of the Order of Canada), Alex Janvier, Jane Ash Poitras, George Littlechild, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, Aaron Paquette and many other Canadian native artists and Inuit artists.

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arts and culture Canadian Museum Of Civilization Corporation 100 Laurier Street P.O. Box 3100, Stn.B, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

819-776-8439 819-776-8429 morgan.baillargeon@civilization.ca www.civilization.ca

Services:

Morgan Baillargeon, Ph.D. Curator of Plains Ethnology

Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival 8726-112 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 0G6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-378-9609 780-378-9611 info@dreamspeakers.org www.dreamspeakers.org

Services: Each year Dreamspeakers hold an annual film & television festival.

Eagle Spirit Cultural Programs Inc. Edmonton, AB

Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-485-2497 780-485-2496 eagle.spirit@shaw.ca www.eagle-spirit.ca

Services: Eagle Spirit Cultural Programs Inc. is an Aboriginal company based in Edmonton, Alberta, owned by Jerry and Gisèle Wood, a husband and wife team. Our mission is to provide opportunities to enhance the understanding of aboriginal culture and heritage through educational and interactive programs.

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Edmonton Arts Council Suite 808, 10310 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 2W4 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-424-2787 780-425-7620 www.edmontonarts.ab.ca

Services: The Edmonton Arts Council is a non-profit society and charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that:

• Invest in Edmonton festivals, arts organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate and private funding. • Represent Edmonton’s arts community to government and other agencies and provide expert advice on issues that affect the arts. • Build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen our community. • Create awareness of the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Edmonton.

Edmonton Fur Tanners Ltd. 12403 - 67 Street Edmonton, AB T5B 1N2 Phone: Fax:

780-471-2255 780-471-2221

Services:

Fur and leather tanning and sales

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arts and culture Fort Door 10308 81 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2 Phone:

780-432-7535

Services: Canadian Native & Inuit Products & Gallery Soap Stone Carvings•Art•Jewellery•Pottery Moccasins•Weavings

Halford Hides 8629 - 126 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 1G8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-474-4989 780-477-3489 1-800-353-7864 order@halfordsmailorder.com www.halfordhide.com

Services: Established over 75 years ago, Halford Hide & Leather has supplied the world with leather and craft products of old time service, quality and dependability. Mail orders are shipped worldwide and consist of quality products. Halford Hide carries a complete line of Leather and Leather Crafting goods, Butcher and Trapping (Animal Control) Supplies.

Ken Belcourt Furs Ltd. 10416 - 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0K6 Phone: Fax:

780-425-6440 780-425-3401

Services: Purveyors of fine quality made Native crafts, dedicated to promoting Native craftsmanship to the global market.

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Laura Mclaughlin Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-451-0465

Services: Traditional & Contemporary Native Clothing (Specializing in Ribbon Shirts)

Lightningwoman Designs Melody Good Striker & Paul Campbell Edmonton, AB

Phone: Email:

780-953-0543 lightningwomandesigns@yahoo.ca

Services: Jewelry (Specializing in Shell and Turquoise), Powwow regalia, dance and flute performances, Cultural Arts/Powwow Facilitator

Martha Campiou Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-497-2546

Services:

Traditional clothing and jewelry.

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arts and culture Métis Dance - Métis Music Inc. Edmonton, AB

Email:

lyle@metisdance.com

Services: Métis Dance and Métis Music Inc. Was formed to preserve and promote the traditions of Métis performing arts and music.

With over 20 years experience, we have provided cultural dance performances, developed a number of instructional programs including educational media and host the annual Métis Fest.

Painted Shirt Native Arts & Crafts Box 144 Hobbema, AB Phone: Email: Website:

T0C 1N0 780-471-3257 780-904-9361 canindian66@shaw.ca http://members.shaw.ca/canindian66

Services: Painted Shirt Native Arts and Crafts is a homebased, Native owned and operated business in Edmonton, Alberta. We provide native arts and crafts such as chokers, breast plates, and so much more. We can also take care of custom orders and corporate gifts.

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Patricia Piche P.O. Box 89 Bon Accord, AB Phone:

T0A 0K0

780-921-2072

Services:

Contemporary Fashion Designs

Sun and Moon Visionaries Aboriginal Artisans Society Suite 2, 12227 - 107 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-433-3097 780-455-9799 www.sunandmoongallery.com

Services: The on-going mission and mandate of Sun and Moon Visionaries is to create opportunities for the inter generational sharing of knowledge, wisdom and culture. Sun and Moon Visionaries is a place for self expression for urban Aboriginal Youth and a sacred space to receive traditional ancestral teachings and participate in cultural ceremonies with spiritual people. Our free fine arts programs include: Cultural Regalia making, DJ-Learn to Spin, Hip Hop, Break-dancing, Drum Making, Drumming, Cultural Dance, Cultural Camps Street Artist Support Program, peer mentoring, role modeling, one on one support, and free transportation. Aboriginal youth learn to showcase their art, further develop their artistic skills and participate in traditional cultural activities to become self-assured and self-reliant.

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arts and culture Swansong Storytelling Edmonton, AB

Phone: Email: Website:

780-905-7404 denise@swansong.ca www.swansong.ca

Services: Storytelling concerts and workshops, healing stories and workshops, ADD workshops, colour spectrums workshops.

Terry Lusty, B.Ed Edmonton, AB

Phone:

780-977-0155

Services: MĂŠtis historian, photographer, journalist, reporter, writer, conference presenter, sports and cultural advocate.

The Yellow Ribbon Dancers 11207 - 90 Street Edmonton, AB T5B 3X3 Phone: Email:

780-660-2056 adrianlachance@hotmail.com

Services: The Yellow Ribbon Dancers are a First Nations powwow dance group based in Edmonton, AB Canada. Sharing the song & dance of Canada’s First people with stories of healing, hunting and of great battles won and lost from our great grand-parents. The purpose of the group is to give cultural awareness and a better understanding of the dance. It has always been a tradition to share the gifts from the Creator, not to abuse, only to acknowledge and honor in a good way.

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White Buffalo Dancers & Drummers Society #1, 11205-101 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5G 2A4 Phone: Fax:

780-474-8092 780-455-5922

Services: We offer a variety of cultural programs that are aimed specifically to urban Aboriginal youth such as Powwow Class, Regalia Making Class, Cultural Retreats, and Cultural Workshops. These classes are free of charge. You do need to be a current White Buffalo member though to take part in these programs. Membership is: $3 for a one-year single membership and $5 for a one-year family membership. Upon purchase of a WB membership, you will receive a membership card with your name on it, as well as the date of expiry for your membership. With a current White Buffalo membership, you have full access to all programs and activities that are offered through White Buffalo. Although our focus is on urban Aboriginal youth between the ages of 15 and 24, we do welcome others outside of this age range.

Winston Wuttunee 11704 - 164th Ave Edmonton, AB T5X 4X1 Phone: Email: Website: Services:

780-406-7223 250-618-3140 (cell) wuttune7@telus.net winston_sr@hotmail.com www.winstonwuttunee.ca

Cross-Cultural Entertainment and public speaking for all occasions.

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Aboriginal Business Canada 725, 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-495-2954 780-495-4172 www.abc-eac.ic.gc.ca

Services: ABC provides support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs for a range of activities including business planning, start-up, expansion and marketing.

We provide eligible majority-owned Aboriginal enterprises with: • Financial assistance; • Business information and resource materials; and • Referrals to other possible sources of financing or business support. We work with clients: • Of all Aboriginal heritage groups; • On-reserve and off-reserve; and • In urban, rural and remote areas.

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Aboriginal Portal P. O. Box 63014 8770 - 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 5X1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-982-1912 780-962-3493 admin@aboriginalportal.com aboriginalportal.com

Services: Aboriginal Portal was created and maintained by Four Winds & Associates, an Alberta based Aboriginal company supporting the efforts of Aboriginal Businesses across Canada. Aboriginal Portal is offering solutions for Aboriginal Businesses throughout Canada to showcase their companies and make your presence known now. Listing & Linking your information on this portal is free check out the business locator and list your business - you don’t need a website to list.

Alberta Aboriginal Business Service Network The Business Link 100-10237 104 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1B1 Phone: 780-422-7722 TTY: 1-800-457-8466 Fax: 780-422-0055 Toll Free: 1-888-576-4444 Email: absnalberta@cbsc.ic.gc.ca Website: www.cbsc.org/alberta/absn Services: The Alberta Aboriginal Business Service Network (ABSN), an enhanced service within The Business Link, provides business information, advice and referral services to meet the needs of potential and existing Aboriginal business people in Alberta. Let ABSN be your first stop for Aboriginal-specific business information in Alberta.

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alberta Indian Investment Corporation (AIIC) Box 180 Enoch, AB Phone: Fax: Website:

T7X 3Y3 780-470-3600 780-470-3605 http://www.aiicbusiness.org

Services: Formed in 1987, the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation AIIC- is owned by all First Nation communities in the province of Alberta. Throughout its history AIIC has provided First Nations owned business’s unparalleled source of loan and equity financing. It has been instrumental in business development activities throughout the province within First Nation’s economic development sector. It is in the area of business finance that AIIC is to be an industry leader. Its innovative approaches to providing financing for on and off reserve business have assisted many individuals in their efforts to become successful business people.

Apeetogosan Métis - Development Inc. #302 -12308 - 111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 2N4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780- 452-7951 780-454-5997 1-800-252-7963 office@apeetogosan.ab.ca www.apeetogosan.com

Services: Apeetogosan was incorporated in 1984 as an initiative of the Metis Nation of Alberta to create an economic developmental tool to provide small business loans and advisory services to Métis entrepreneurs. Apeetogosan Métis- Development Inc. is committed to providing profitable, sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.

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Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) Suite 610, 10339 - 124th Street Edmonton, AB T5N 3W1 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-421-4740 780-429-3186 1-800-763-6372 alberta@ceso-saco.com www.ceso-saco.com

Services: CESO works throughout Canada to build strong economies and strong communities. Volunteer Advisers contribute their valuable expertise to help communities in need to achieve greater self-sufficiency and growth. Our national programs reach out to Aboriginals, nonAboriginals, youth and Nunavut.

CANDO - Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers 9635 – 45th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-990-0303 780-429-7487 1-800-463-9300 cando@edo.ca www.edo.ca

Services: CANDO is Aboriginal-controlled, communitybased and membership driven, and is directed by a national regionally represented volunteer board of elected EDOs representing region of Canada. As a federally registered, nonprofit society, CANDO has been instrumental in facilitating partnerships with EDOs, academics, Aboriginal leaders and senior corporate and government representatives.

CANDO is unique because it is the only national organization that focuses on education and professional development for EDOs working in Aboriginal communities or organizations www.edmonton.ca/aro

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CIBC – Aboriginal Banking

Phone: Fax: Website:

780- 429-5810 780- 426-7320 www.cibc.com

Services: CIBC is dedicated to providing financial services to First Nations, Inuit and MĂŠtis. Our experienced frontline staff and Aboriginal Banking Team will work with you and your community to bring you products and services that meet your changing and diverse needs. In addition to offering banking expertise, we also take an active role in the community at both a national and local level. Our community involvement means we are better able to understand the specific needs of the Aboriginal community, allowing us to help you find the right solutions for your unique needs.

Four Winds & Associates P. O. Box 63014 8770 - 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 5X1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-982-1912 780-962-3493 dan@fwinds.net www.fwinds.net

Services: Four Winds & Associates is committed to assisting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, organizations and individuals develop the appropriate tools, resources and expertise needed to enhance their ability and reach their goals.

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Homefire Grill 18210 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6J 1G3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-489-8086 780-489-3065 www.homefiregrill.ca

Services: Restaurant and Caterer with a fusion of contemporary Canadian and Aboriginal cuisine.

Iron Head Golf & Country Club P. O. Box 69 Wabamun, AB

T0E 2K0

Phone: Fax:

780-892-4653 780-892-2486

Services: A public 18 hole facility located in Wabamun, AB. - 40 minutes west of Edmonton, Hwy 16 west, exit Range Road #35 , Kapasiwin exit - 4 km south.

Peace Hills Trust Peace Hills Trust Tower 10011 - 109 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780- 421-1229 780- 425-1005 edmonton@peacehills.com www.peacehills.com

Services: Peace Hills Trust is Canada’s first and largest First Nation Trust Company. We offer a range of financial services to First Nations, their members and non-native clientele.

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Pinnacle Business Services Ltd. #302 -12308 - 111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 2N4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-453-1992 780-453-1992 office@pinnaclebusiness.ab.ca office@pinnaclebusiness.ab.ca

Services: Pinnacle Business Services Ltd. was incorporated in 1993 to provide professional business advisory services to the Alberta Aboriginal business community. The corporation’s primary focus is to assist the Aboriginal people of Alberta to achieve economic self-sufficiency though the successful creation and operation of their own for profit business enterprise.

River Cree Resort 300 East Lapotac Blvd. (215 St & Whitemud Dr.) Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3 Phone: Toll Free: Website:

780-484-2121 1-877-377-7774 www.rivercreeresort.com

Services: The River Cree Resort is a full-service state-of-theart gaming, hotel and entertainment establishment located on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta at the Enoch Cree Nation.

Over 675 slots • 40 Table Games ,Poker Room • High Limit Rooms. 3 Restaurants & 2 Urban Style Lounges, Luxurious Marriott Hotel and 2 NHL-Sized Ice Rinks

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Samson Management Limited Box 539 Hobbema, AB

T0C 1N0

Phone: 780-585-2468 780-428-9600 Fax: 780- 585-2393 Toll Free: 1-800-917-2818 Email: adminstration@smlcorp.com Website: www.smlcorp.com Services: Samson Management Ltd. Is a Samson Cree Nation owned & operated corporation involved in diversified industries of real estate, pharmaceutical, insurance, petroleum, automotives and fast food service.

Scotiabank – Aboriginal Banking Centre 10050 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1V7 Phone: Fax: Website:

780--448-7600 780--448-7780 www.scotiabank.com

Services: Scotiabank is dedicated to offering specialized financial services to Aboriginal communities throughout Canada. We believe that, by working together, we can build and sustain mutually beneficial banking relationships based on respect and an appreciation for Aboriginal traditions.

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Settlement Investment Corporation Suite 104, 10335-172 Street, Centurion Building, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-488-5656 780-488-5811 1-800-661-9902 wayneg@settlementinvestcorp.com www.settlementinvestcorp.com

Services: To assist in the development and financing of resident Settlement member owned businesses which provide employment and community services required to establish and sustain the economic base on the Metis Settlements in Alberta

Wingate Inn Edmonton West 18220 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6J 1G3 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-443-1000 780-443-0500 1-800-228-1000 info@wingateinnedmonton.com www.wingateinnedmonton.com

Services: The Wingate Inn Edmonton West is built for business. Our four star all-inclusive hotel is unique and was created to provide a quality product that will enhance the business community in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Located just minutes away from many major attractions, such as West Edmonton Mall, and within reach of several key business centers, the Wingate Inn Edmonton West is your best hotel choice when visiting the City of Champions.

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city of edmonton CITY OF EDMONTON Main Floor, City Hall #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7 Phone: Fax: Website:

780- 496-8200 TTY Transfer Code: action 780- 496-8210 www.edmonton.ca

Mayor Stephen Mandel 2nd Floor, City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7 Phone: 780-496-8100 Fax: 780-496-8292 Email: stephen.mandel@edmonton.ca

Office of the Councillors 2nd Floor, City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7 Phone: Fax:

780-496-8110 780-496-8112 780-496-8113

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city of edmonton Ward 1

Ward 4

Karen Leibovici Phone: 780-496-8120

Ben Henderson Phone: 780-496-8146

Linda Sloan Phone: 780-496-8122

Jane Batty Phone: 780-496-8140

Ward 2

Ward 5

Ron Hayter Phone: 780-496-8136

Don Iveson Phone: 780-496-8132

Kim Krushell Phone: 780-496-8128

Bryan Anderson Phone: 780-496-8130

Ward 3

Ward 6

Ed Gibbons Phone: 780-496-8138

Amarjeet Sohi Phone: 780-496-8148

Tony Caterina Phone: 780-496-8333

Dave Thiele Phone: 780-496-8142

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Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (EAUAC) Suite 901, Tower 2, Scotia Place ,10060 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-496-4936 780-944-8504 eauac@edmonton.ca www.aboriginal-edmonton.com

Services: The Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee is to act as a catalyst to promote the awareness and development of all Aboriginal people in the City of Edmonton. We are committed to working with other individuals, groups, agencies, and levels of government who are also addressing the urban issues and concerns of Aboriginal people living in the City of Edmonton. We are committed to the promotion of urban Aboriginal citizens, agencies, organizations, businesses, and Aboriginal civic involvement and participation.

Edmonton Aboriginal Relations Office (ARO) Suite 901, Tower 2, Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-944-7602 780-944-8504 aboriginal.relations.office@edmonton.ca www.edmonton.ca/aro

Services: The Aboriginal Relations Office was created in January 2007 following successful implementation of key aspects of the Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Accord Initiative. The Office is resident within the City’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and establishes a coordinated municipal approach to relations with Aboriginal people and organizations. This approach is consistent with the mandate of the ODI: to develop, promote and support corporate strategies that will ensure a diverse City of Edmonton workforce and municipal services that are accessible and responsive to the diverse citizens of Edmonton.

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city of edmonton Citizens Action Centre 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-496-8200 780-496-8210 www.edmonton.ca

Services: Provides information about the City of Edmonton’s services and activities. Helps you find the right City department for a desired service. Register a complaint or problem.

Frequently Called Numbers Archives Phone:

496-8710

Assessment - Single/Family Phone: 496-2751 Assessment School Support Changes Phone: 496-6366

Bylaw Investigation and Enforcement Inquiries Phone: 496-3100 Bylaw - Reading and Copies Phone: 496-8178 Cat Licenses Phone: 496-3100

Assessment - Commercial Phone: 496-5088

Cemeteries (Municipal) Phone: 496-6983

Bicycles - Reporting lost, found, stolen Phone: 423-4567

Chauffeur Permits Phone: 496-3100

Building Inspection Phone: 496-3100 Business Licenses Phone: 496-3100

City Clerk Phone: 496-8178 City Council Agenda Phone: 496-8178 Claims (against the City) Phone: 496-5130

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Frequently Called Numbers Cloverbar Landfill, 2 miles N. of Hwy. 16E on 1 St Phone: 496-5678 Community Services (Information on Social Centres) Phone: 496-4999 Compliance Certificates Phone: 496-3100

(continued) Eco Station (Toxic Round-Up) Phone: 496-5678 Election Office (City) Phone: 496-8008 Emergency Planning Officer Phone: 496-1530 Employment Inquiries Phone: 496-4000, Code 1

Councillors Phone: 496-8110

Fire (in the event 911 is down) Phone: 496-3900

Crossing Permits (curb cuts) Phone: 496-3100

Garage Sale Permits Phone: 496-3100

DATS Phone:

496-4570

Garbage Pickup Phone: 496-5678

Detours Phone:

496-2680

Health — Capital Health Authority Phone: 413-7900

Detours - (after hours) Phone: 496-1700

Housing - Non-Profit Housing Phone: 496-5529

Development Appeal Board Phone: 496-6079

Housing - Safe Housing Committee/Derelict Housing Phone: 496-6031

Dog Licenses Phone: 496-3100 Dog Pound Phone: 496-8860 Drainage & Sewers Phone: 496-1717

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Housing - Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program Phone: 496-6030 Land Sales Phone: 496-6000

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Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board Phone: 496-5959

Permits - Electrical Phone: 454-5048

Lane Lighting Requests Phone: 944-7663

Permits - Overweight and Over Dimension Phone: 496-2680

Lane Paving Requests Phone: 944-7663 Library (Main) Phone: 496-7000 License Information Phone: 496-3100 Lot Grading Phone: 496-5500 Mayor’s Office Phone: 496-8100 Parking Meter Problems Phone: 496-4656 Parks General Information Phone: 496-4999 Permits - Development Phone: 496-3100 Permits - Buildings Phone: 496-3100

Permits - Parking Phone: 496-3100 Pest Control Phone: 496-8733 Pipes Breakage (Water) Phone: 412-6800 Planning Department Phone: 496-3100 Police Dispatch Centre Phone: 423-4567 Potholes (Street Maintenance) Phone: 496-1700 Power - Trouble/Street Light Out Phone: 412-4500 Power - Electrical Inspection Phone: 454-5048 Public Relations Communications Phone: 496-8208

Permits - Gas & Plumbing Phone: 496-3100

Public Safety and Education (Fire Prevention) Phone: 496-3850

Permits - Heating & Ventilation Phone: 496-3100

Recreation and Facility Booking Phone: 496-4999

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Frequently Called Numbers Recycling Information Phone: 496-5678 Rental and/or Leasing of Civic Property - Commercial Property Leasing Phone: 496-6566 Rental and/or Leasing of Civic Property - Leasing Vacant Land/Utility/Lot Phone: 496-6563 Roads (24 hrs) Icy Streets, Potholes, Snow Clearing, Street Maintenance Phone: 496-1700

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Taxes - Business, Property and Monthly Billing Phone: 496-6366 Tenders - Purchasing General Information Phone: 496-5333 Tourist Information Phone: 496-8400 Towed Vehicles Phone: 496-8668 Traffic Talk Phone: 496-5161

Roads - Detours Phone: 496-2680

Transit Complaints — general Phone: 496-8900

Roads - Detours - (after hours) Phone: 496-1700

Transit - Lost & Found (Churchill Station) Phone: 496-1622

Roads - Manhole Covers Phone: 496-1717

Transit - Route & Schedule Information Phone: 496-1611

Roads - Construction Information Phone: 944-7691 Traffic Inquiries Installation of Signs Phone: 496-2673 Traffic Inquiries - Installation of Crosswalks Phone: 496-1789 Traffic Inquiries - Curb Cut Permits Phone: 496-3100

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Transit - Buslink Phone: 496-1600 Transit - Senior Citizens’ Passes Phone: 496-1665 Transit - Charter Buses Phone: 496-5758 Transit - Bus Shelters Phone: 496-8900

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Trees - Broken Branches & Spraying Phone: 496-8733

Utilities (EPCOR) - Meter Reading Phone: 310-4300

TROUBLE - Drainage and Sewers Phone: 496-1717

Utilities - Overdue Billing Residential & Commercial Phone: 310-4300

TROUBLE - Emergency Phone: 911 TROUBLE - Gas (ATCO) Phone: 420-5585 TROUBLE - Streets Phone: 496-1700

Utilities – Gas Residential & Commercial (ATCO) Phone: 424-5222 Water Trouble (24Hrs.) (EPCOR) Phone: 412-6800

TROUBLE - Pound Phone: 496-8860

Weed Control Information and Enforcement Phone: 496-3100

TROUBLE - Power (EPCOR) Phone: 412-4500

Zoning Inquiries Phone: 496-3100

TROUBLE - Water (EPCOR) Phone: 412-6800

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ATTRACTIONS City Arts Centre 10943-84 Ave. Edmonton, AB

T6G 0V5

Phone: Fax: Email:

780-496-6955 780-496-7397 cityartscentre@edmonton.ca

Services: Since 1973, the City Arts Centre has provided opportunities for all Edmontonians to participate in quality visual and performing arts, and craft and hobby programs at an introductory level. We are known for our welcoming atmosphere and professional instruction. We work with community groups, schools, agencies, and corporations to design programs to meet their specific needs.

We have two specialized studio spaces - pottery and silversmithing - plus several general purpose rooms.

Fort Edmonton Park Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive (7000-143 St.) Phone: Fax: Email:

780-496-8787 Recorded Info: 780-496-8777 Reception/Lost & Found 780-496-8797 attractions@edmonton.ca

Services: Fort Edmonton Park is a living history park that traces the growth and development of Edmonton through four historical periods represented by: The Fort, 1885 Street, 1905 Street and 1920 Street.

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The Heritage Amphiteatre Located in the heart of William Hawrelak Park (south of Groat Bridge) Phone: Email:

780-496-5835 amphitheatre@edmonton.ca

Services: Located in the heart of William Hawrelak Park. The Heritage Amphitheatre is an ideal venue for live, intimate and interactive performances and events in a beautiful park environment. Each year over 50,000 visitors experience the unique natural and cultural setting this facility offers.

John Janzen Nature Centre Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive (7000-143 St.) (shared parking lot with Fort Edmonton Park) Phone: Recorded Info: (780) 496-8787 Program registration: 496-2925 Fax: 780-496-4701 Email: attractions@edmonton.ca Services: Discover nature in the city! Nestled in the heart of the river valley, the John Janzen Nature Centre offers programs, events, exhibits and information to encourage awareness and understanding of nature in an urban setting.

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John Walter Museum 10661–91A Ave. (south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, next to the Kinsmen Sports Centre) Phone: Fax: Email:

Recorded Info: 780-496-8787 Program registration: 780-496-2925 780-496-4701 attractions@edmonton.ca

Services: John Walter was one of Edmonton’s foremost entrepreneurs and played a unique role in the development of our city. He established a ferry service, two lumber mills, a coal mine operation, a general store, a carriage service and numerous wood-related industries.

During January, John Walter Museum is not open to the general public, but is available for birthday parties and school programs and courses. Call (780) 496-2925.

Muttart Conservatory 9626 – 96A Street Phone: Fax: Email:

780-496-8755 780-496-8747 muttartquestions@edmonton.ca

Services: The Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton’s premier horticultural attraction, is nestled in the river valley and features more than 700 species of plants in arid, temperate and tropical climates.

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The Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440 -108 Ave Phone: Fax: Email:

780-496-5989 780-496-8732 princeofwales.info@edmonton.ca

Services: Whether you’re planning an intimate affair for 20, or a cocktail party for 1,000, the Prince of Wales Armouries provides the perfect ambience.

Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Road (87 Ave) PO Box 2359 T5J 2R7 Phone: Fax: Email:

Recorded Info: 780-496-8787 780-496-6912 Program registration: 780-496-2525 780-944-7529 attractions@edmonton.ca

Services: ZooManu? What’s that ? Discover this and many other wild and wonderful things at the Valley Zoo.

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Sir Winston Churchill Square 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Phone: Fax: Email:

780-496-8251 780-496-8251 Civic Relations Coordinator 780-944-0042 cacentre@edmonton.ca

Services: Located in the heart of Edmonton’s vibrant downtown, Churchill Square is a cultural centerpiece and anchor in the Business and Arts Community.

Churchill Square is a dynamic outdoor programming space, which plays host to a variety of events ranging from large gatherings (festivals) to small events year round.

City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Phone: 780-944-7740 780-496-8251 Civic Relations Coordinator Fax: 780-944-0042 Email: civic.events@edmonton.ca Services: Edmonton’s City Hall is in the heart of downtown and is located in the exact same spot as Edmonton’s last City Hall, which was built in 1957. Not only is it a place for civic business, but it’s also a gathering place for the community to meet and celebrate.

City Hall is the home of the Citizen’s Action Centre, the Employment Centre, the Sports Hall of Fame and the Kids in the Hall. Over the years, we have celebrated several major events here, such as Wayne Gretzky’s Retirement in 1999, the 2002 Grey Cup and the 2003 Heritage Classic.

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city of edmonton RECREATION CENTRES Act Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Hardisty Fitness & Leisure Centre

2909-113 Ave. Phone: 780-496-1494

10535-65 St. Phone: 780-496-1493

Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre

Jasper Place Fitness & Leisure Centre

8648-81 Street Phone: 780-496-1915

9200-163 St. Phone: 780-496-1411

Commonwealth Sport & Fitness Centre

Kinsmen Sports Centre

11000 Stadium Rd. Phone: 780-944-7400

Confederation Leisure Centre 11204-43 Ave. Phone: 780-496-1488 Arena: 780-944-7402

Eastglen Leisure Centre 11410-68 St. Phone: 780-496-7384 Recorded Info: 780-496-7383

Grand Trunk Fitness & Leisure Centre

9100 Walterdale Hill Phone: 780-944-7400

Londonderry Fitness & Leisure Centre Pool: Arena: Phone:

14528-66 St. 14520-66 St. 780-496-7342

Millwoods Recreation Centre 7207-28 Ave. Phone: 780-496-2900

O’Leary Leisure Centre 8804-132 Ave. Phone: 780-496-7373

13025-112 St Phone: 780-496-8761 Arena: 780-944-7407

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RECREATION CENTRES Peter Hemingway Fitness & Leisure Centre in Coronation Park 1308 - 111 Ave. Phone: 780-496-1401

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Scona Pool 10450-72 Ave. (shares a common entrance with Scona High School) Phone: 780-496-5756

OUTDOOR POOLS Mill Creek

Borden Park

9555-82 Ave. Phone: 780-944-7415

11200-74 St. Phone: 780-944-7521

Fred Broadstock

Oliver

10515-158 St. Phone: 780-496-1486

10315-119 St. Phone: 780-944-7416

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communications Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA) 13245 - 146 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-455-2700 780-455-7639 market@ammsa.com www.ammsa.com

Alberta Sweetgrass Telephone: Fax: Website: Area Served:

780-455-2700 780-455-7639 www.ammsa.com/sweetgrass Alberta

Showcases Aboriginal people, places and events from across Alberta. Regular features include profiles of artists, entertainers, community leaders, elders and role models. A monthly publication.

Windspeaker Telephone: Fax: Area Served:

780-455-2700 780-455-7639 Canada

Reports on the issues and events that affect Canada’s Aboriginal People and their communities. A monthly publication.

The Native Perspective (CFWE) Telephone: Fax: Area Served:

780-447-2393 780-454-2820 Northern Alberta

Radio broadcast via satellite to 43 Alberta communities 24 hours each day. Provides the 24-hour national signal for a number of Aboriginal communications societies scattered throughout Canada. Provides Aboriginal language service in Cree and English. 52

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Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) 339 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2C3 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

204-947-9331 TTY: 1-866-371-7659 204-947-9307 1-888-278-8862 ext.358 www.aptn.ca

Services: APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples, to share with all Canadians as well as viewers around the world.

Aboriginal Voices Radio P.O. Box 87 Station E Toronto, ON Phone: Fax: Website:

M6H 4E1 416-703-1287 416-703-4328 www.aboriginalradio.com

Services: AVR-Canada’s first and only national Aboriginal radio network. Broadcasting Aboriginal Talent across Canada. Station: Vancouver 106.3 FM, Calgary 88.1 FM, Edmonton 89.3 FM, Kitchener 102.5 FM, Toronto 106.5 FM, Ottawa 95.7 FM, Montreal 106.7 FM.

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communications Métis Matters Box 3263 Sherwood Park, AB Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

T8H 2T2

780-975-2084 780-416-4619 info@metismatters. www.metismatters.com

Services: Providing communication to Métis and non-Métis people in an effort to create awareness in, promote and preserve Métis cultural heritage.

Native Journal 2003-Inc. #57096 - 2020 Sherwood Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5L7 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780- 448-9693 780- 448-9694 1-866-526-8688 njeditor@shaw.ca www.nativejournal.ca

Services:

Newsprint advertising, full service printing.

Otipemisiwak - Voice of the Métis Nation of Alberta 100 Delia Gray Building, 1173 Kingsway Ave. Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-455-2200 780-452-8946 communications@metis.org www.albertametis.com

Services: The magazine celebrates the achievements of Métis across the province & provides information on the developments & activities of the Metis Nation of Alberta..

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community organizations Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) 10336 121 Street Edmonton, AB T5N 1K8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-3138 780-425-6277 info@albertafriendshipcentres.ca www.anfca.com

Services: United with twenty Alberta based Friendship Centres, we share a common vision and goal to support and/or facilitate the delivery of exceptional services and programs that will positively impact the lives of urban Aboriginal people residing in Alberta. The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) is the Provincial/ Territorial Association office of Friendship Centres in Alberta and was the first such association office to be incorporated in Canada.

Bissell Centre 10527 - 96 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6 Phone: Website:

780-423-2285 Ext 125 www.bissellcentre.org

Services: Adult Drop-in services - provides crisis support, access to showers, laundry facilities and telephones, access to public health services, AADAC services, student legal services, tax services, Elder support, as well as a meal daily. Adult support workers -provide support and assistance to adults with application

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community organizations Bissell Thrift Stores 8818-118 Ave Edmonton, AB

T5B 0T4

9232 34 Ave Edmonton, AB T6E 5P2 Phone: Email: Website:

780-471-6644 dcorness@bissellcentre.org www.bissellcentre.org

Services: Clothing, furniture and household goods - both new and used - are supplied through Bissell Centre’s Thrift Stores. Goods can be given to individuals in need if Bissell Centre or another community agency gives a client referral. Otherwise, they can be purchased at very affordable prices. Antiques, collectables, jewelry, and other interesting, oneof-a-kind items are available.

Donations of clothing and household goods can be made at either store. Pickup services are available by phoning 471-6644.

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Boyle Street Community Services Co-op 10116 - 105 Ave Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-404-4106 780-425-2205 info@boylestco-op.org www.boylestreet.org

Services: Boyle Street Community Services has developed a solid reputation for helping people develop realistic plans for sorting through the multiple problems they face.

Inner city residents and human service practitioners worked together to create the Boyle Street Community Services. They recognized that the design and location of many human services created barriers that made it extremely difficult for inner city people to access the needed resources. Since its inception Boyle Street has been assisting people through outreach, support and advocacy to overcome and eliminate these barriers.

Canadian Native Friendship Centre 11205 - 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5G 2A4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-479-1999 780-479-0043 cnfc@shawbiz.ca www.cnfc.ca

Services: The Canadian Native Friendship Centre is a nonprofit, charitable, community service organization serving the Edmonton region since 1962. From a drop-in centre where newly arrived Aboriginal people could mingle and socialize, the Centre has evolved to a multi-functional building in the city centre where programs and services are offered to members and the general public.

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community organizations Edmonton YMCA Edmonton, AB Phone: Website:

780 476-YMCA (9622) www.edmonton.ymca.ca

Services: YMCA Centres provide fitness, health, recreation, childcare, day camps, education, employment and housing services to the community. Membership and Program Assistance is available for those in need. YMCA Enterprise Centre also offers education support, employment services, and volunteer opportunities.

Castle Downs YMCA Family Community Centre

11510 153 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5X 6A3 Fax: 780 476-9725

Jamie Platz YMCA Family Community Centre

7121 178 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5T9 Fax: 780 487-4038

William Lutsky YMCA Family Community Centre

1975 111 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6J 7C6 Fax: 780 469-3367

Don Wheaton Family YMCA Centre

10211 102 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0A5 Fax: 780 428-9469

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First Nations Alliance Church #3, 11205 - 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-477-6334 780-477-6334 efnac@mail.com

Services: The First Nations Alliance Church is a church that is culturally relevant to the needs and world-views of Aboriginal people. Teachings on the cycles of life: child, youth, adult, elder, four stages of spiritual growth, the four spiritual laws, and the four-fold gospel.

Heritage Community Foundation Suite 54, 9912-106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-424-6512 780-424-6579 info@heritagecommunityfdn.org www.heritagecommunityfdn.org

Services: The Heritage Community Foundation has three primary activities: Youth Programs, Public Education and Research. We develop, promote and support activities in these areas with a range of partners and stakeholders. All programs link people with place, stories, objects, landscapes, traditions—all of those aspects that define us as individuals and communities.

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community organizations Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta) 8805 - 51 Ave Edmonton, AB

T6E 5E8

Phone: Fax:

780-444-7833 780-444-6412

Services: Encourage and support Indigenous athletes/ teams who want to participate in local, regional, provincial, national and international sport competitions and games. To increase awareness and understanding of Indigenous people including their culture and communities. Promote the values, benefits, achievements and history of sport among Indigenous peoples. Increase leadership training opportunities in the area of recreation and sport for Indigenous people.

Kara West Centre #29 - 9606 180 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 3V3 Phone: Website:

780-483-1600 www.kara-frc.ca

Services: An information and referral centre with drop-in programs on site.

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KARA Family Resource Centre 6717 132 Ave Edmonton, AB

T5C 2A4

Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-478-5396 780-478-1979 info@kara-frc.ca www.kara-frc.ca

Services: For the past 23 years, KARA Family Resource Centre has been providing programs and services to parents in Edmonton in four core programming areas:

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Parent Education Family Support Early Childhood Development Information & Referral

Kara Too Drop-in Centre 108, 5606 - 134 A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5A 2H1 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-473-2204 780-473-2267 www.kara-frc.ca

Services: An information and referral centre with drop-in programs on site.

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community organizations KARA-Lot Second Hand Store 12034 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5B 4H1 Phone: Website:

780-472-0610 www.kara-frc.ca

Services: Provides low cost merchandise including clothing, household items, gift ware, toys, books, and more. Volunteer run. 10:00 AM - 5 PM Mon.- Sat. Closed on Holidays. Seniors Day (the first Tuesday of every month)

Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples 10821 - 96 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2J8 Phone: Fax: Website:

780- 422-3052 780- 423-0176 www.sacredpeoples.com

Services: A unique community where prayer uses symbols, music and rituals which are meaningful to Aboriginal People and their Culture. Sacred Heart Parish is home for several AA meetings, an eating disorder group and also has weekly programs to prepare parents for their child’s baptism and classes to prepare children and adults for First Communion and Confirmation. Sacred Heart recognizes the need for the people to hold wakes in their Native tradition. Various parish social functions are held in the hall throughout the year.

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Sports Central 11847 Wayne Gretzky Drive North Edmonton, AB T5B 1Y2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-477-1166 780-474-9982 www.sportcentral.org

Services: Provide used sports equipment and bicycles to children and youth in financial need at no charge.

Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. #200, 17628 - 103 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 1J9 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-481-3363 780-483-1404 trichief@telusplanet.net

Services: Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. is a tribal council of the following First Nations; Beaver Lake, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Long Lake, Heart Lake and Goodfish Lake.

Two Spirit Circle of Edmonton Society Edmonton, AB Phone:

780-758-1450 Richard Jenkins, General Contact 780-488-6647 Ed Lavallee, Cultural Contact

Services: “We aim to repatriate and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as two spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary two spirit peoples�

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community organizations Voices of the Urban Indigenous Peoples 11205 101 St. Edmonton, AB

T5G 2A4

Phone: 780-479-1999 780-944-5544 Email: deanmbrown@gmail.com lise.robinson@edmonton.ca Website: www.cnfc.ca Services: Community development

Wicihitowin: Circle of Shared Responsibility and Stewardship Suite 901, 10025 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: 780-496-4104 780-496-2634 Email: dward@ehtf.ca Website: www.ehtf.ca Services: The creation of the Wicihitowin: Cirlcle of Shared Responsibility and stewardship were created by input from Elders and stakeholders to address, create and act on the concerns and priorities identified by the community.

Wicihitowin is a solution focused mechanism; by which the Aboriginal communities in the city of Edmonton, along with the many governmental and private sector organizations, can come together to discuss and promote solutions to common concerns.

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Aboriginal Family & Youth Support Training Program (RIEL Institute for Education and Learning) #201 10212 Princess Elizabeth Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 0Y2 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-471-8472 780-471-7876 riel @nait.ca

Services: Offered by NAIT in partnership with Riel Institute for Education & Learning this nine (9) month program, “Aboriginal Family and Youth Support� for aboriginal students, aged 18-55, unemployed or underemployed. The program is focused on skill development and training in the Human Services field. The program includes 6 months of high level academic education and a 3 month practicum in a related field. Upon completion students will be qualified to work as a: Youth Support Worker, Family Aid Worker, Group care Worker, Youth Care Worker, or First Nations Family Support Worker.

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education Alberta Education First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education (FNMI) 9th Floor, 44 Capital Blvd. 10044 - 108 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-415-9300 780-415-9306 first dial 310-0000 evelyn.goodstriker@gov.ab.ca www.education.gov.ab.ca/FNMI

Services: The First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Services Branch works collaboratively with FNMI stakeholders to implement the vision, goals and strategies of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework throughout the province and within Alberta Education. The branch provides support to provincial school jurisdictions, First Nations Education Authorities, Métis settlements and other government departments and external education organizations on matters related to FNMI education. This includes professional development and providing information on best practices, assessment, school governance, and the development of curriculum and resources for FNMI learners.

Asokan Project P. O. Box 2091 Stony Plain, AB

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Phone: Email:

780-668-7898 tfriedel@telusplanet.net

Services: Labour market consulting and training; Outdoor education for Indigenous youth.

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Athabasca University Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge & Research Peace Hills Trust Tower, #1200, 10011-109th Str. Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-428-2064 780-497-3416 1-800-788-9041 (ext 2064) indigenous@athabaskau.ca www.athabascau.ca/indigenous

Services: We are a Centre that exists within Athabasca University to address and achieve the following goals: Meet the academic needs of Indigenous scholars, nations, communities, institutions and organizations. Improve the development and delivery of Indigenous Education at the Athabasca University. Strengthen the research undertaken for, by and about First Nation, MĂŠtis, and Inuit people at Athabasca University. Acknowledge and develop the role of traditional knowledge in academic settings. Support, protect and preserve Indigenous Knowledge, Education and Oral traditions.

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education Ben Calf Robe School St. Clare Elementary/Junior High School 11833 - 64 Street Edmonton, AB T5W 4J2 Phone: Fax: email: Website:

780-471-2360 780-471-3104 8214web@ecsd.net bencalfrobe.tripod.com

Services: We are devoted to educating the whole person; the physical, the emotional, the spiritual, and the mental. We teach the students the Native ways in a Catholic setting. We combine Native teachings, practices, traditions, ceremonies and beliefs with our own Catholic teachings, practices, traditions, ceremonies and beliefs. We learn that what we share in common, is stronger than what may be different between us. We form a new and strong, diverse and special, unique and powerful, community of learners working together to help each other be the best we can be, each day. We strive to choose dreams to aspire to, to set goals to achieve, and to choose plans for attaining these, for our students, our families, and our staff.

Boyle Street Education Centre 10312 105 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1E6 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-428-1420 780-429-1428 www.bsec.ab.ca

Services: Our purpose is to promote the success of students who are at-risk youth or who have been out of school, in their goals of education, including the acquisition of social and employability skills, so they may be responsible, caring and contributing members of society; and to encourage the participation in and commitment to the education process by parents and caregivers, students and the community.

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Concordia University College of Alberta 7128 Ada Boulevard Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4 Phone: 780-413-7800 780-413-7805 Fax: 780-466-9394 Toll Free: 1-877-436-9045 Email: ucep@concordia.ab.ca Website: www.ucep.concordia.ab.ca Services: Do you need to do Academic Upgrading to get into Post-Secondary?

UCEP is an intensive, 8 month full-time program that allows you to gain the entrance requirements to the post-secondary institution of your choice. This upgrading program covers concepts from grades 10, 11 and 12 in a university setting.

Edmonton Catholic School Board Aboriginal Learning Services 9624 - 108 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 2S2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-477-2133 780-474-2885 als@ecsd.net www.aboriginallearningcentre.ecsd.net

Services: Aboriginal Learning Services continues to assist District schools to be responsive to the needs of Aboriginal students. Aboriginal Learning Services has taken a leadership role in Alberta in the development of “Promising Practices� in urban Aboriginal education in integrated settings. With its wide variety of programming and creative partnerships, our staff has been able to provide Aboriginal students within Edmonton Catholic Schools with an increasingly culturally relevant education.

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education Edmonton Community Foundation Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards 9910 - 103rd Street N.W. Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-426-0015 780-425-0121 info@dollarsforlearners.com www.dollarsforlearners.com

Services: If you live in Alberta, financial assistance may be available for your education. The following scholarships, bursaries and awards are administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation: Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards, Charmaine Letourneau Fund, Rose Margaret King Merit Awards, Winspear Fund for Student Assistance for Advanced Classical Music Study, Youth Formerly In Care Bursary (

Edmonton Public Library 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-496-7000 780-496-1885 www.epl.ca

Services: From the library’s 16 locations throughout the city, Edmontonians of all ages are welcome to borrow a wide range of books, magazines, CDs, videos, DVDs & audio tapes. People can look for information, have access to the Internet & attend programs.

We also have recently enhanced our materials by, for, & about Aboriginal Peoples. Most branches have specific areas dedicated to Aboriginal Collections. Check out the wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books by Aboriginal authors, Aboriginal language materials, documentary films, music from contemporary Aboriginal artists & the huge variety of Pow-Wow & Round Dance music. 70

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Edmonton Public Schools - Aboriginal Education Centre for Education, One Kingsway Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 4G9 Phone: Fax: website:

780-429-8408 780-426-0098 http://aboriginaleducation.epsb.ca

Services: To improve and enhance the educational experience of Aboriginal students, families & staff within Edmonton Public Schools.

Aboriginal Education Consultants Ingrid Tenkate Phone: 780-498-879 Email: ingrid.tenkate@epsb.ca

Gisèle Wood Phone: 780-429-8233 Email: gisele.wood@epsb.ca

Mary Cardinal-Collins Phone: 780-429-8597 Email: mary.collins

Sharon Bourque Phone: 780-429-8335 Email: sharon.bourque@epsb.ca

Aboriginal Education Liaisons Rosalie Cardinal Neva Cardinal Phone: 780-916-7757 Phone: 780-920-5353 Email: rosalie.cardinal@epsb.ca Email: neva.cardinal@epsb.ca Hazel McKennitt Kurtis Gladue Phone: 780-717-3963 Phone: 780-913-4110 Email: hazel.mckennitt@epsb.ca Email: kurtis.gladue@epsb.ca Marion Stone Phone: 780-717-6811 Email: marion.stone@epsb.ca

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education Edmonton Public Schools Amiskwaciy Academy (Grade 7-12) 101 Airport Road Edmonton, AB T5G 0W6 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-424-1270 780-424-1284 amiskwaciy.epsb.net

Services: Amiskwaciy (pronounced a-misk-wa-chee) is the Cree word for Beaver Hills. This name is derived from Beaver Hills House which is the name the Cree people used for early Edmonton. The name honours both Edmonton’s history and the important role Aboriginal people played in shaping that history.

The Academy is open to any student with an interest in understanding the values and traditions of Aboriginal culture. Our unique mix of programming, options, activities, events and personal guidance is designed to give students an opportunity to understand and appreciate the past, while preparing them for the challenges of the future. Amiskwaciy Academy

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Edmonton Public Schools Awasis Program (Prince Charles Elementary) 12325 - 127 St. Edmonton, AB

T5L 0Z9

Phone: 780-455-5533 780-455-7761 Fax: 780-453-1525 Email: pcharles@epsb.ca Website: http://princecharles.epsb.net/ Services: The Awasis Program is designed to meet the needs of urban Aboriginal children and families. The program follows the Alberta Learning curriculum and integrates Aboriginal content into all subject areas.

Prince Charles School serves both the Prince Charles and Sherbrooke communities. Approximately 10% of the students who attend the school actually live in the community. The remaining 90% come to school from 51 different school catchment areas by yellow bus to attend the Awasis Urban Aboriginal Program. Approximately 9295% of the students attending the school have Aboriginal ancestry. All K-6 students are provided with a School Lunch through a subsidy received from the Edmonton City Center Church Corporation and parent contributions.

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Edmonton Public Schools City Centre Education Project (CCEP) 12023 - 81 Street Edmonton, AB T5B 2S9 Phone: Email:

Website:

780-471-2360 nancy.petersen@epsb.ca pat.semeniuk@epsb.ca ccep.epsb.ca

Services: The City Centre Education Project (CCEP) is a ground breaking collaboration, launched in 2001, of eight inner city schools that have come together to create a positive learning environment.

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Freehorse Family Wellness Society (FFWS) Suite 750, 10707 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 3M1 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-944-0172 780-944-0176 1-800-411-9658 (Canada wide) general@freehorse.org www.freehorse.org

Services: Freehorse Family Wellness Society (FFWS) is a non-profit organization that administers a post secondary funding program on behalf of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). This program is run in accordance with the Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEP) Policies and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Development (DIAND).

The Post Secondary Funding Program (PSFP) assists students from various Alberta First Nations whose status is a result of Bill C-31. Alberta residents from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories with Indian Treaty Status or Inuit Status are also eligible under our Post Secondary Funding Program. FFWS is committed to quality administration of a program that is equitable, considers the needs of individual students and works within policy and budgetary restrictions.

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education GATE Inc. Box 728 Saddle Lake, AB Phone: Email: Website:

T0A 3T0 780-938-7744 (R. Makokis) 780-674-6042 (J. Youngman-Knife) jsyoungman@hotmail.com www.gateinc.ca

Services: Instructional broker for all types of safety ticket training, transportation training, fire protection, University of Alberta accredited training in environmental monitoring, wide range of human resources courses, personal development, life skills, personal finance, employment readiness and many others. Services provided across Alberta.

Indigenous Media Institute (IMI) 200, 10169 - 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 0T6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-701-7398 or 1-877-429-4878 780-429-4042 or 1-877-429-4042 info@indigenousmediainstitute.org www.indigenousmediainstitute.org

Services: The Indigenous Media Institute (IMI) is a private post-secondary institution designed for the purpose of delivering an Indigenous-based curriculum program in computer technology, journalism, radio, television, film and other creative technologies.

IMI is open to anyone who wishes to achieve these higher levels of professional training within an Indigenous framework.

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MacEwan - Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) City Centre Campus, Room 7-158, 10700 - 104 Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

South Campus, Room 147 7319-29 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6K 2P1

Phone: 780-497-5382 (City Centre) 780-633-3609 (South Campus) Fax: 780-497-5383 (City Centre) 780-633-3617 (South Campus) Toll Free: 1-800-497-4622 Email: stang@macewan.ca Website: www.macewan.ca/aec Services: Career & academic advising, Scholarship, bursary, award and grant applications, Facilitation of communication with funding sponsors (fax and phone) Computer workstations, Personal advising and referrals Elder support Access to cultural ceremonies, Community notice board, Aboriginal Students Club, Assistance with orientation, Liaison with academic programs & Support special campus events AEC Newsletter (Tipi Talk)

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education MacEwan - Mental Health Diploma Program Edmonton, AB

Phone: Fax: Website:

780-497-4134 780-497-4098 www.macewan.ca

Services: Existing mental health services often come from a western, medical approach that doesn’t reflect the needs of Aboriginal people. Holistic and cultural approaches to mental health recognize that body, mind, emotion, spirit, and their interconnections to family and community are necessary to maintaining health and wellness.

With courses in history, human development, interpersonal communications, disease and disorders, family dynamics and counselling, the first year of the program lays a foundation for more specialized study. In the second year, students approach issues of grief and loss, violence and abuse, addictions and suicide. With assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling practice, the student completes three field placements, preparing them for the challenges of the field.

Michif Institute and Resource Centre 9 Mission Ave. St. Albert, AB T8N 1H5 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-458-9176 780-459-5892 sharon@michif.ca

Services: The aims and objectives of the Michif Institute are: To continue to exist as an Aboriginal people in Canada, To Foster and preserve the Métis culture and identity, Through leadership and education, develop Museum, Artifacts and archival documents relevant to Métis history in Alberta, provide programs and facilitate workshop and To establish a Métis Resource Centre

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Nechi Training, Research & Health Promotions Institute PO Box 2039 STN MAIN St. Albert, Alberta T8N 2G3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-459-1884 780-458-1883 nechi@nechi.com www.nechi.com

Services: Nechi is an Aboriginal Movement committed to holistic healing and healthy addictions-free lifestyles. Nechi’s philosophy is founded upon spirituality of Aboriginal Peoples for our collective well being. It is through the Aboriginal way of knowing, healing and learning that Aboriginal people master our challenges and determine our destinies. Services offered are: Training to diploma level for addictions counsellors, community wellness workers and managers. Research in Aboriginal population health issues and coordinates Canada’s largest Aboriginal addictions awareness campaign promoting healthy living and addictions-free lifestyles.

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education NorQuest College 10215 - 108 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6 Phone: Email: Website:

780-644-6000 or 1-866-534-7218 info@norquest.ca www.norquest.ca

Services: NorQuest is a post-secondary institution providing high-quality learning opportunities leading to certificates and diplomas.

ABORIGINAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Aboriginal Coordinators assist students with grant and band funding and career planning. A ceremonial room is used for ceremonies and counseling with the Elder. Students participate in various round dances and an annual culture camp. Phone: 780-644-6130 Fax: 780-644-6149 BEN CALF ROBE UPGRADING PROGRAM An academic upgrading program with an Aboriginal focus in a supportive environment. Students are enrolled in core academics and culturally specific courses. High school level courses are Alberta Education accredited. ABORIGINAL UNIVERSITY TRANSITION PROGRAM NorQuest College, in partnership with the University of Alberta, has developed a two-year university transition program for Aboriginal students. Students acquire prerequisites necessary to enter and succeed in the undergraduate program of their choice. Upon completion of the program, students enter an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta with up to 21 first-year university transfer credits. ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS Additional programs include: Prep for Aboriginal Policing and Securities, Aboriginal Policing and Securities, Prep for Aboriginal Community Support Worker and Aboriginal Community Support Worker..

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) Manager of Aboriginal & Government Initiatives 11762 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-471-8984 or 780-471-7400 780-471-8993 scrocker@nait.ca www.nait.ca

Services: Canada’s Aboriginal population is growing. By 2015, one in five young Albertans will be Aboriginal descent. NAIT is well-positioned to deliver career-related programs to Aboriginal communities and other remote sites.

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education Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator 11762 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1 Phone: 780-471-7613 780-471-7400 Fax: 780-471-7614 Email: dianab@nait.ca Website: www.nait.ca Services: The Aboriginal Student Centre on Main Campus (Room E134) provides both personal and social support services for all Aboriginal students studying at NAIT..

Northern Student Education Initiative C/O Office E121A 11762 - 106th Street Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-491-1363 780-471-7614 nonag@nait.ca

Services: For all NWT and NUNAVUT students who attend a variety of educational institutes and training programs in the Edmonton Region. The Northern Student Services Advisor assists students by helping them to organize and utilize resources available on campuses and in the community. The supports and services of the Northern Student Education Initiative are intended to supplement, rather than replace, existing budgets and personnel within programs at the various learning centres in the Edmonton area. Student needs are assessed on an individual basis and support is provided accordingly.

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Tender Ties Agency Health Care Aid/ Emergency Medical Responder 111, 5413 - 51 Street Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1C2 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-963-8884 780-963-8804 emrna@telus.net

Services: Provides opportunity for Aboriginal/MĂŠtis women to receive up-to-date education in the health care industry, combining entry-level training in emergency medicine with traditional holistic teachings.

University of Alberta - Alberta Acadre Network 1059 Research Transition Facility University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2V2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-1827 780-792-6115 acadre@ualberta.ca www.acadre.ualberta.ca

Services: The Alberta ACADRE Network is a program where Aboriginal communities and educational institutions share knowledge, learn together, and build capacity at all levels of Aboriginal health research. All our research initiatives endeavor to link expertise, encourage mutual respect, integrate Aboriginal ways of knowing, and strengthen the capacity of academic, government, and community institutions alike.

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University of Alberta Aboriginal Health Care Careers Program 2-45 Medical Sciences Building University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2H7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-9526 780-492-9531 nicole.hetu@ualberta.ca www.med.ualberta.ca/education/ugme/aboriginal

Services: The Mandate of the AHcC Program is to correct the under-representation of Aboriginal physicians in Canada by encouraging more Aboriginal students to consider careers in medicine and dentistry; to facilitate their admission into the MD Program and other programs in the Faculty; and to provide support services to enable students to graduate successfully. It is the Faculty’s belief that Aboriginal students with a commitment to their culture and traditions will serve as role models for Aboriginal youth, become leaders in producing improvements in Aboriginal health standards and enrich the life of the Faculty as a whole. In order to fulfill this mandate, the Faculty has instituted special status admission to the MD and DDS programs for Aboriginal applicants and a national pro-active recruitment policy.

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University of Alberta Aboriginal Student Services Centre #2, 400 Students’ Union Building 8900 - 114 Street, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-5677 780-492-1674 assc.reception@ualberta.ca www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/native

Services: The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) (formerly the Office of Native Student Services, NSS) helps the University of Alberta provide an environment that encourages full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students as outlined in the University’s 1991 Aboriginal Student Policy

University of Alberta Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) 845 Education South University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-3187 780-492-2461 noella@ualberta.ca www.atep.ualberta.ca

Services: ATEP is an off-campus elementary teacher education program designed to improve the educational success of Aboriginal children by increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers in communities in northern Alberta. The intent of the program is to allow students to complete their Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.)in Elementary Education while maintaining community, family and cultural connections. The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers in Alberta classrooms.

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education University of Alberta - Faculty of Native Studies 2-31 Pembina Hall Edmonton, AB T6G 2H8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-2991 780-492-0527 nativest@ualberta.ca www.ualberta.ca/nativestudies

Services: Undergraduate degree programs, interdisciplinary graduate programs, student services

University of Alberta - Indigenous Law Program Room 480 Faculty of Law University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-0046 780-492-4924 rmirasty@law.ualberta.ca www.law.ualberta.ca

Services: The Indigenous Law Program assists interested and qualified Aboriginal students achieve their goals of obtaining a legal education.

This program, funded by the Alberta Law Foundation, advises prospective students on admission procedures, admissions criteria, offers academic counseling for students enrolled in the LLB program, and provides career and employment counseling.w

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Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) #304, 17304 - 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 1G4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-484-0303 780-481-7275 1-877-982-3382 www.ytced.ab.ca

Services: YTC Education has evolved from a once small upgrading program into Yellowhead Tribal College, a center offering accredited post-secondary courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees through recognized colleges and universities, in particular, Athabasca University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), NorQuest College and the University of Alberta. Programs presently offered at YTC include: Adult Basic Education, Academic Upgrading, UCEPP, Early Childhood Development, Micro Computer / Office Professional, University Studies Diploma, Management Studies, Hospitality Management and OffCampus studies.

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employment Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Project Suite 203 10707 100th Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 2W3 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email:

780-408-1840 780-408-1844 1-866-408-1840 info@thinktrades.com

Services: The Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Project (AAAP) was established in 2001 to promote apprenticeship and industry training to Aboriginal people, communities, and organizations in Alberta.

The Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Project currently operates in five Alberta communities.

Alberta Employment, Immigration & Industry Website:

www.employment.alberta.ca

Services: Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry provides programs and services in 59 offices throughout Alberta. Get local labour market and job information On-line.

Edmonton City Centre Alberta Service Centre - 105th Street Site Main Floor 10242 – 105 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

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Edmonton North Alberta Service Centre 200 13415 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5A 1C6 Phone: 780-422-9440 TDD: 780-427-1544 Fax: 780-422-3683 or 780-422 6461 Email: edmnorth.is@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton Northgate Canada-Alberta Service Centre 2000 Northgate Centre 9499 – 137 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5E 5R8 Phone: 780-422-7398

Edmonton South Canada-Alberta Service Centre Argyll Centre 6325 Gateway Boulevard Edmonton, AB T6H 5H6 Phone: 780-644-2888 TDD: 780-427-1569 Fax: 780-644-1631 Email: edmsouth.is@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton West - Meadowlark Canada-Alberta Service Centre 120 Meadowlark Shopping Centre 15710 – 87 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9 Phone: 780-415-8116 TDD: 1-800-855-0511 Fax: 780-422-0745 Email: meadowlarkcasc@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton West Alberta Service Centre 200 Westcor Building 12323 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, AB T5N 4A9 Phone: 780-415-6500 TDD: 780-415-5874 Fax: 780-427-1492 Email: edmwest.is@gov.ab.ca

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employment Careers: The Next Generation Suite 200, 10787-180th Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1G6 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-426-3414 780-428-8164 1-800-757-7172 careers@nextgen.org www.nextgen.org

Services: CAREERS: The Next Generation is a unique, industry-driven public-private partnership that connects learning time to earning time in new ways, unlocking the extraordinary potential in our young people. CAREERS is a catalyst bringing together educators, government, industry, communities, parents and students to meet the interdependent needs of youth employability and skilled labour shortages.

Edmonton Police Service Diversity Job Development Program #102, 10909 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9 Phone: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-421-2690 780-421-2233 1-866-777-0815 recruitinfo@joineps.ca www.joineps.ca

Services: This program is open to men and women who are Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants (permanent residents) from diverse ethnic communities, and are interested in becoming police officers. It’s purpose is to mentor candidates through a set training period to meet all requirements necessary for consideration as future Edmonton Police Service Recruits.

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EmployAbilities 402, 10909 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-4106 780-426-0029 employ@employabilities.ab.ca www.employabilities.ab.ca

Services: A charitable non-profit organization, located in Edmonton and dedicated to promoting and enhancing employment and learning opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Interprovincial Association on Native Employment Inc. (IANE) Box 46053 Petroleum Plaza Post Office Edmonton, AB T5K 2S3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-922-0713 780-922-3018 crystal.kosa@ahrdcc.com www.iane.ca

Services: IANE is not an employment agency; however, we are an organization that provides opportunities for employers and prospective employees to network. IANE promotes and supports education, training and development programs that will benefit Aboriginal people.

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employment MĂŠtis Employment Services - Zone IV Edmonton Suite 300, 12308 - 111th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 2N4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-423-2237 780-482-2834 1-888-48METIS www.albertametis.com

Services: Assists MĂŠtis and other Aboriginal peoples achieve self-sufficiency by offering employment services including job board and job leads, career info, educational and community resource material, access to labour market info, computer workstations, fax machine, telephone, helps to access funding process for skills training, ongoing support, and workshops to facilitate self-reliance in employment.

Native Employment Initiatives Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice 9833 - 109 Street , 1st Floor Bowker Building Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8 Phone: Fax:

780-427-4978 780-422-1330

Services: Clients submit their resumes and they are kept on file for three months to submit qualified resumes to employers as employment opportunities arise.

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Oteenow Employment and Training Society 202, 10470 - 176 Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1L3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-444-0911 780-444-3477 www.oteenow.com

Services: The Oteenow Employment and Training Society will provide human resource development programs and services to First Nations people in the Edmonton metropolitan area to enable them to become self-reliant and subsequently lead productive lives.

Oteenow Employment Centre Clareview Plaza 14021 Victoria Trail Edmonton, AB T5Y 2B6 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-423-2340 780-421-4760 www.oteenow.com

Services: Provide information and services to address employment needs. Services include: helping you to make a return-to-work action plan and mentoring you as you go through the steps of the plan; individual employment counselling; information on the local labour market, occupations, education and training; information on client eligibility for training and funding; help with skills training applications; help with job search techniques; updating resumes; referrals to other agencies as required including educational upgrading, apprenticeships, industry training and work experience programs; guidance of self-serve options including computers, fax, phone, internet; vacancy listings on job boards and internet lists.

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employment Public Service Commission of Canada Suite 830, Canada Place 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4G3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

1-800-645-5605 TTY/TDD: 1 800-532-9397 780-495-2098 pscedm@psc-cfp.gc.ca www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/index_e.htm

Services: Employer of choice. Whether you’re a student looking to gain work experience, a recent graduate beginning your career, a seasoned professional looking for a change or someone seeking a fulfilling position that contributes to the well-being of all Canadians, the public service of Canada should be number one on your list of potential employers. We may have just what you’re looking for!

RCMP Aboriginal Recruiter/Career Counselor K Division Staffing & Personnel 11140 - 109 Street Edmonton, AB T5G 2T4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-412-5488 or 780-412-5497 780-412-5380 1- 877- 412 - KARE barry.ledoux@rcmp-grc.gc.ca www.rcmp.ca

Services: Provides recruiting information for careers in policing with RCMP.

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Spirit Staffing & Consulting Inc. Argyll Center 132, 6325-Gateway Blvd Edmonton, AB T6H 5H6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-430-8262 780-430-8285 edmonton@spiritstaffing.com www.spiritstaffing.com

Services: Spirit Staffing & Consulting Inc. establishes leadership in Human Resource Services. We specialize in temporary, contract, permanent and executive search services.

Trade Winds To Success Training Society 11728-95th Street Edmonton, AB T5G 1L9 Phone: Fax:

780-471-9100 780-471-9177 infoedm@tradewindstosuccess.ca www.tradewindstosuccess.ca

Email: Website: Services: Offers Aboriginal trade streaming process informed

career decision making, academic upgrading and preapprenticeship shop training in the Edmonton and Calgary areas of Alberta The project was designed specifically to increase the number of Aboriginal people, residing in the Edmonton and Calgary areas, working the trades of boilermakers, ironworkers, carpenters, pipe/steamfitters, plumbers and welders. Our aim is to “GAIN, TRAIN and RETAIN.� Call now for upcoming intakes in Edmonton.

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employment Women Building Futures (WBF) 10326-107 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-452-1200 780-452-1279 1-866-452-1201 info@womenbuildingfutures.com www.womenbuildingfutures.com

Services: Established in 1998, WBF is a fully registered charity, governed by a volunteer board and staffed by a team of qualified trades people and program delivery professionals. WBF is passionate about its work in supporting women from all cultures to be successful contributors to their families and the community – and to the workplace.

Funding is provided through donations, tuition, fee-forservice contracts and grants. In addition, all revenues from The Fixit Chicks Inc.™, a subsidiary for-profit business, flow back into WBF to help offset training costs.

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first nations Alexander First Nation

Beaver Lake Cree Nation

P. O. Box 3419 Morinville, AB

P. O. Box 960 Lac LaBiche, AB

Phone: Fax: Website:

T8R 1S3

780-939-5887 780-393-6166

www.alexanderfn.com

Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

T0A 2C0

780-623-4549 780-623-4523 1-877-610-3110

beaverlakecreenation.ca

Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation P. O. Box 7 Glenevis, AB Phone: Fax: Email:

Bigstone Cree Nation

T0E 0X0

780-967-2225 780-967-5484

info@alexisnakotasioux.com Website: ww.alexisnakotasioux.com

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation P. O. Box 366 Fort Chipewyan, AB Phone: Fax: Website:

T0P 1B0

780-697-3730 780-697-3500

P. O. Box 960 Wabasca, AB Phone: Fax:

T0G 0T0

780-891-3836 780-891-3942

Blood Tribe P. O. Box 60 Standoff, AB

T0L 1Y0

Phone: Fax: Website:

403-737-3753 403-737-2336 www.bloodtribe.org

atc97.org/acfn.html

Chipewyan Prairie First Nation

Beaver First Nation

General Delivery Chard, AB T0P 1G0

P. O. Box 2700 High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Phone: Fax:

780-927-3544 780-927-3496

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Phone: Fax: Website:

780-559-2259 780-559-2213

www.chipewyan.com

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first nations Cold Lake First Nations

Ermineskin Tribe

Box 1769 Cold Lake, AB

P. O. Box 219 Hobbema, Alberta

Phone: Fax:

T9M 1P4

780-594-7183 780-594-0465

Dene Tha’ First Nation P. O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-321-3775 780-321-3886 www.denetha.ca

Driftpile First Nation Box 30 Driftpile, AB

T0G 0V0

Phone: Fax: Website:

780-355-3868 780-355-3650 www.driftpilecreenation.com

T0C 1N0

Phone: (780)585-3741 Fax: (780)585-2550 Website: www.creegallery.com

Fort McKay First Nation P. O. Box 5360 Fort McMurray, AB

T9H 3G4

Phone: Fax: Website:

(780)828-4220 (780)828-4680 www.fortmckay.com

Fort McMurray #468 First Nation P. O. Box 6130 Fort McMurray, AB

T9H 4W1

Duncan’s First Nation

Phone: (780)334-2293 Fax: (780)334-2457 Website: www.atc97.org/ftmcmurrayfn.html

P. O. Box 148 Brownvale, AB

Frog Lake First Nation

Phone: Fax:

T0H 0L0

780-597-3777 780-597-3920

Enoch Cree Nation # 440

General Delivery Frog Lake, AB T0A 1M0 Phone: Fax:

780-943-3737 780-943-3966

P. O. Box 29 Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3 Phone: Fax:

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Heart Lake First Nation

Loon River First Nation

P. O. Box 447 Lac LaBiche, AB

P. O. Box 189 Red Earth, AB

Phone: Fax:

T0A 2C0

780-623-2130 780-623-3505

Phone: Fax:

T0G 1X0

780-649-3883 780-649-3873

Horse Lake First Nation

Louis Bull Tribe

P. O. Box 303 Hythe, AB T0H 2C0

P. O. Box 130 Hobbema, AB

Phone: Fax: Website:

Phone: Fax:

780-356-2248 780-356-3666

www.horselakefirstnation.com

Kapawe’no First Nation P. O. Box 10 Grouard, AB T0G 1C0 Phone: 780-751-3800 Fax: 780-751-3864

Kehewin Cree Nation

T0C 1N0

780-585-3978 78t0-585-3799

Lubicon Lake Band P. O. Box 6731 Peace River, AB Phone: Fax:

T8S 1S5

780-629-3945 780-629-3939

Mikisew Cree First Nation Allison Bay Indian Reserve # 219

Box 220 Kehewin, AB T0A 1C0 Phone: 780-826-3333 Fax: 780-826-2355

P. O. Box 90 Fort Chipewyan, AB T0P 1B0

Little Red River Cree Nation

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Phone: Fax: Website:

780-697-3740 780-697-3826

P. O. Box 30 John D’Or Prairie, AB T0H 3X0 Phone: Fax:

780-759-3912 780-759-3780

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first nations Montana Cree Nation

Saddle Lake First Nation

P. O. Box 70 Hobbema, AB

P. O. Box 100 Saddle lake, AB

Phone: Fax:

T0C 1N0

780-585-3744 780- 585-3264

O’Chiese First Nation P. O. Box 1570 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

403-989-3943 403-989-3795 1-888-256-3884 www.ochiese.ca

Phone: Fax: Website:

T0A 3T0

780-726-3829 780-726-3788 www.saddlelake.ca

Samson Cree Nation P. O. Box 159 Hobbema, AB

T0C 1N0

Phone: 780-585-3793 Fax: 780-585-2700 Toll Free: 1-800-661-2579 Website:

www.samsoncreenation.com

Paul First Nation P. O. Box 89 Duffield, AB Phone: Fax: Website:

T0E 0N0

780-892-2691 780-892-3402

Sawridge Band P. O. Box 326 Slave Lake, AB Phone: Fax:

T0G 2A0

780-849-4311 780-849-3446

www.paulfirstnation.com

Pikani Nation

Siksika Nation

P. O. Box 70 Brocket, AB

P. O. Box 1100 Siksika, AB T0J 3W0

Phone: Fax:

T0K 0H0

403-965-3940 780-965-2030

Phone: Fax: Website:

403-264-7250 403-734-5110

www.siksikanation.com

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Stoney Bearspaw- Band P. O. Box 40 Morley, AB T0L 1N0 Phone: Fax: Website:

403-881-3770 403-881-2187

www.stoneynation.com

Stoney Chiniki- Band P. O. Box 40 Morley, AB Phone: Fax: Website:

T0L 1N0

403-881-3770 403-881-2187

Sucker Creek First Nation P. O. Box 65 Enilda, Alberta Phone: Fax:

T0G 0W0

780-523-4426 780-523-3111

Sunchild First Nation P. O. Box 747 Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5 Phone: Fax:

403-989-3740 403-989-2533

www.stoneynation.com

Swan River First Nation

Stoney Wesley- Band

P. O. Box 270 Kinuso, AB T0G 1K0

P. O. Box 40 Morley, AB

Phone: Fax:

Phone: Fax: Website:

T0L 1N0

403-881-3770 403-881-2187

www.stoneynation.com

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation P. O. Box 757 Valleyview, AB Phone: Fax:

780-775-3536 780-775-3796

Tallcree First Nation P. O. Box 100 Fort Vermillion, AB Phone: Fax:

T0H 1N0

780-927-3727 780-927-4375

T0H 3N0

780-524-3307 780-524-2711

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first nations Tsuu T’ina Nation Suite 200, 9911 Chiila Blvd. Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB T2W 6H6 Phone: Fax: Website:

403-281-4455 403-251-6061 www.tsuutina.ca

Whitefish Lake First Nation General Delivery Atikameg, AB T0G 0C0 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-767-3914 780-767-3814

www.whitefishlake.ca

Whitefish GoodfishLake First Nation

Woodland Cree First Nation

P. O. Box 271 Goodfish Lake, AB

General Delivery Cadotte Lake, AB

Phone: Fax:

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T0A 1R0

780-636-7000 780-636-3534

Phone: Fax:

T0H 0N0

780-629-3803 780-629-3898

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housing AMISK Housing 16678 - 114 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3R8 Phone: Fax:

780-452-6651 780-477-1460

Services: The Association has purchased supportive housing units for large Aboriginal families. The intent is to provide long-term housing, creating a stable environment. Support services include regular visits and supports by Amisk, as well as links to other community services (drug and alcohol treatment, education or physical or mental abuse counselling), and visits from referring case workers if required.

Boyle Street Community Services 10116 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2 Phone:

780-424-4106

Services: Assists low income individuals and couples in finding and maintaining decent, affordable housing. Also offers ongoing support to maintain stable housing and facilitate tenant and landlord communications.

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housing Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Suite 210 Edmonton, Alberta Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

T5J 3N4

780-423-8700 780-423-8702 proberts@cmhc-schl.gc.ca www.cmhc.ca

Services: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. We are committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the country.

Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) 6 Fl. 10242 - 105 Street 10405 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5 Phone: 780-420-6161 780-428-8200 (24 hr recording) Fax: 780-702-9622 Email: info@crhc.ab.ca Website: www.crhc.ab.ca Services: Provides affordable housing in the Alberta Capital Region through the management of housing units and administration of rental-subsidy and support programs.

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Edmonton City Center Church (ECCC) 10956-92 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 1Z3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-425-7927 780-425-3799 housing@e4calberta.org www.e4calberta.org

Services: E4C is a human services organization that works towards changing lives and building stronger communities by:

• • • •

Feeding hungry people Providing affordable housing Offering safety and support Providing parenting and early education support

E4C is: a diverse, vital, proactive, creative and innovative organization. We help make things happen by working with people, interest groups, sister organizations, mandated authority and the community at large. We are focused on people. We help and support individuals and the community in undergoing change. In this action we demonstrate compassion, collaboration and commitment.

Edmonton Housing Trust Fund (EHTF) Suite 901, 10025 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-496-2630 780-486-2634 reception@ehtf.ca www.ehtf.ca

Services: To Provide moderate housing to low income households with additional focus on the needs of the homeless to provide unmet existing housing needs.

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housing Edmonton John Howard Society Suite 401 Edmonton, AB

T5J 1C4

Phone: Email: Website:

780-428-7590 mail@johnhoward.org www.johnhoward.org

Services: The primary focus of a halfway house is to provide support, supervision and structure to assist the offender to return to a responsible community life. Edmonton John Howard Society operates three local halfway houses and a Satellite House for males requiring ongoing supervision and assistance.

Edmonton Joint Planning Committee on Housing Edmonton Aboriginal Committee on Housing (EACH) Baker Centre 10010 - 105 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-496-6035 780-405-0735 780-496-2634 inquiries@moresafehomes.net www.moresafehomes.net

Services: This community-based entity brings together representatives from three orders of government and a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders and community representatives.

Through the Community Plan, EJPCOH coordinates community initiatives to address the priority low-income, special and transitional housing needs of Edmonton. In addition, EJPCOH works to prevent the at-risk groups from becoming homeless.

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Edmonton People in Need Shelter 9536 - 103 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0G9 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-424-6733 780-426-3002 epinss@shaw.ca

Services: Provides meals, accommodation, and support services for people with chronic and severe mental illness. Has volunteer opportunities.

Greater Edmonton Foundation Housing for Seniors 14220 - 109 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5N 4B3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-482-6561 780-488-3561 housinginfo@gef.org www.housingforseniors.org

Services: (GEF): Housing for Seniors is a management body created by Ministerial Order, issued by the Government of Alberta.

The Greater Edmonton Foundation has a tradition of excellence in providing Edmonton senior citizens with safe, affordable quality housing. More importantly perhaps, our seniors communities are home to close to two thousand Edmontonians who enjoy the comfortable and affordable lifestyle that GEF: Housing for Seniors provides. They also appreciate the fact that our buildings are located across the city: when people move into one of our facilities, they can often stay in the neighbourhood that they helped to build.

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housing Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Society 8210 Yellowhead Trail Edmonton, AB T5B 1G5 Phone: 780-479-3566 ReStore: 780-471-4909 Fax: 780-479-0762 Website: www.hfh.org Services: Builds houses using donations in partnership with low income families. Sells houses to qualified applicants at no profit and finances no interest mortgages. Families are expected to become homeowners and to accept all responsibilities as such.

Métis Urban Housing Corporation of Alberta Inc. 11922 - 121A Street Edmonton, AB T5L 0A2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-452-6440 780-452-1076 www.muhcab.ca

Services: Métis Urban Housing Corporation (MUHC) is a Métis Nation of Alberta owned company that was incorporated in 1982 to provide affordable, adequate and appropriate rental housing for low and moderate income Métis (and other Aboriginal) families within the urban centres of Alberta.

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Native Counseling Services of Alberta Cunningham Place 10975 - 124 Street Suite 705 9707 - 110 Street Edmonton,AB T5M 0H9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-451-4002 780-428-0187 www.ncsa.ca

Services: The 52 bed transitional housing unit in Edmonton allows families and individuals to receive services and be housed in the project for up to three years. NCSA offers culturally sensitive programs to the youth-at-risk, between the ages of 18 and 30, client groups depending on the clients’ immediate and long-term needs. The programs focus on homeless prevention through urban living skills and employment readiness programs to assist individuals to work towards independence and self-sufficiency.

Northern Alberta Cooperative Housing Association #200, 12120 - 106th Avenue. Edmonton, AB T5N 0Z2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-482-6128 780-421-8454 nacha@nacha.ca www.nacha.ca

Services: The Northern Alberta Cooperative Housing Association (NACHA) is a federation of Housing Cooperatives. We provide a variety of services to our membership and to the public who are interested in finding out more about cooperative housing. Though we do not place individuals or families in any cooperative housing project we do offer a variety of information including a public information session that can assist families in becoming a members of a housing cooperative project

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housing Our House Addiction Recovery Centre 8103 - 121 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 0Y9 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-474-8945 780-479-2271 house@ourhouseedmonton.com www.ourhouseedmonton.com

Services: Our House is an Addiction Recovery Centre, whose sole purpose is to provide an environment where individuals with addictions can embark on a recovery process directed towards a meaningful, productive lifestyle. We fulfil our mission through:

* A residential program for men eighteen years and over; * Recovery-directed programs for men and women; and * Education initiatives in the community

Urban Native Housing Registry Cottage E, 10107 - 134 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5E 1J2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-476-6595 780-475-7957 nsctr@telus.com www.nativeseniorscentre.ca

Services: This project is designed to assist people on their search for decent affordable accommodations. Searches include anything from an apartment, house, duplex, and condo to a lodge, nursing home, and wheelchair accessible housing.

The housing registrar compiles a complete up-to-date list of available housing in the Edmonton area.

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justice Aboriginal Justice Initiative Unit 10th Floor Brownlee Building 10365 - 97th Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-422-2779 780-427-2745 780-427-4670 call first 310-0000 www.justice.gov.ab.ca/aboriginal/ajiu.aspx

Services: Provides information on initiatives and programs currently underway in Alberta through partnerships between the Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security, Alberta Justice and Aboriginal communities, groups and organizations, as well as other topics of interest regarding Aboriginal justice.

Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission 800 Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-427-7661 (confidential) 780-427-6013 humanrights@gov.ab.ca www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca

Services: In Alberta, the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act protects Albertans from discrimination. The Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The Commission is an independent agency of the Government of Alberta.

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Justice Alberta Justice & Attorney General Law Information Centre Alberta Law Society Library Law Courts Building 2nd Floor South, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton, AB T5J 0R2 Phone: Website:

780-644-8217 www.justice.gov.ab.ca

Services: Provides information about general court procedures to the public with a focus on individuals considering self representation. Individuals can learn how to locate and fill out court forms, about legal advice options, alternatives to court and get other legal information. Also refer to agencies which provide legal advice, support and information. Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri, closed noon to 1:00pm

Correctional Services of Canada - District Parole Office 9530 - 101st Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0B3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-495-4900 780-495-4975 www.csc-scc.gc.ca

Services: The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the court. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

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Edmonton Community Legal Centre 900, 10025 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-702-1725 780-702-1726 intake@ecej.ca www.eclc.ca

Services: The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area.

We are able to provide our services free of charge with help from generous donations from our community.

John Howard Society of Alberta 2nd Floor, 10523 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J OA8 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-4878 780-425-0008 info@johnhoward.ab.ca www.johnhoward.ab.ca

Services: The John Howard Society of Alberta is a nonprofit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of six separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.

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Justice Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) 10975 - 124 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-451-4002 780-428-0187 www.ncsa.ca

Services: A non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote wellness for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities thru Community Development Programs, Community Wellness Initiatives, Family Resource Programs and Restorative Justice Programs.

Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations (NAARR) 34, 10865 - 96 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2K2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-425-4644 780-421-0490 info@naarr.org www.naarr.org

Services: NAARR is an organization dedicated to the elimination of racism. NAARR develops and promotes antiracist educational tools and resources for schools. NAARR also raises awareness about the consequences of racism, its sources and causes, as well as ways to combat racism through many year-round events. Community research is another of the organization’s activities.

Being an alliance on race relations, NAARR is a network of community groups, schools and individuals from rural and urban areas of northern Alberta. This network came together in 1993 with a mission to promote social justice and social harmony as strong ways to eliminate racism.

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Prostitution Awareness & Action Foundation of Edmonton (PAAFE) Main PO Box 11471 Edmonton, AB T5J 3K6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-471-6137 780-471-6237 paafeofs@telusplanet.net www.paafe.org

Services: PAAFE is a caring community. We work through partnerships to create and pursue strategies to address sexual exploitation and the harms created by prostitution.

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Justice Student Legal Services Emily Murphy House 11011-88 AVENUE Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z3 Corona House #203 - 9924 106 ST. Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-492-2226 (main office) 780-425-3356 (dwntn criminal office) 780-492-7574 info@slsedmonton.com www.slsedmonton.com

Services: A non-profit charitable organization comprised of over 250 volunteer University of Alberta law students that provides year-round free legal services to University of Alberta students and the low income community of Edmonton and the surrounding area. Legal assistance is provided in the areas of summary conviction criminal offences, certain driving offences, small claims in provincial court, student appeals, landlord/tenant matters, administrative tribunal hearings. In addition, Student legal services runs community outreach programs and provides information on family law matters, including a Do Your Own Divorce Clinic. SLS also gives presentations to interested community groups on a variety of legal topics.

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MĂŠtis settlements Buffalo Lake

Gift Lake

P.O. Box 20 Caslan, AB

Box 60 Gift Lake, AB

Phone: Fax:

T0A 0R0

780-689-2170 780-689-2024

East Prairie P.O. Box 1289 High Prairie, AB Phone: Fax:

Phone: Fax:

T0G 1B0

767-3794 767-3888

Kikino T0G 1E0

780-523-2594 780-523-2777

General Delivery Kikino, AB T0A 2B0 Phone: Fax:

780-623-7868 780-623-7080

Elizabeth

Paddle Prairie

P.O. Box 420, Station Main Cold Lake, AB T9M 1P1

Box 58 Paddle Prairie, AB T0H 2W0

Phone: Fax:

Phone: Fax:

780-594-5026 780-594-5452

780-981-2227 780-981-3737

Fishing Lake

Peavine

General Delivery Sputinow, AB T0A 3G0

P.O. Box 238 High Prairie, AB

Phone: Fax:

Phone: Fax:

780-943-2202 780-943-2575

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T0G 1E0

780-523-2557 780-523-5616

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Representative groups Alberta International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations (IIAR) 12th Floor, Commerce Place 10155 - 102 Street N.W. Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-422-1510 780-427-0699 www.international.gov.ab.ca

Services: IIAR coordinates Alberta’s relationships with various levels of government in Canada and around the world. Working on behalf of Albertans, the department enhances Alberta’s national and international presence in areas such as export, trade development and governmental relations. Within the province, the department works directly with Aboriginal people to increaswe their economic participation and ensure that constitutional rights are respected through consultation.

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 473 Albert Street Suite 810 Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B4 Phone: Fax: Website:

613-241-6789 613-241-5808 www.afn.ca

Services: (AFN) is the national representative organization of the First Nations in Canada. There are over 630 First Nation’s communities in Canada. The AFN Secretariat, is designed to present the views of the various First Nations through their leaders in areas such as: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Economic Development, Education, Languages and Literacy, Health, Housing, Social Development, Justice, Taxation, Land Claims, Environment, and a whole array of issues that are of common concern which arise from time to time.

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Canadian Heritage - Aboriginal Affairs Branch Suite 1630, 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 4C3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-495-3350 780-495-4873 www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/pa-app

Services: Aboriginal people, their cultures and their contributions lie at the heart of Canadian identity. The Aboriginal Affairs Branch works with Aboriginal people, primarily off-reserve, to celebrate and strengthen their cultural distinctiveness as an integral part of Canadian diversity.

The Department of Canadian Heritage is committed to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal people, and increasing their full participation in, and contribution to, Canada’s civic and cultural life. Our programs and initiatives apply to such diverse areas as languages, broadcasting, heritage, women and youth.

Confederacy of Treaty Six (6) First Nations 204, 10310 - 176 Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1L3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-944-0334 780-944-0346 Bokeymaw@treaty6.ca www.treaty6.ca

Services: Treaty Research: Determine the status of treaty rights. Advocacy: Act as a collective voice on behalf of Treaty #6 First Nations through the direction of the Chiefs. Policy Development: Assist with the development of policies regarding specific program areas, i.e.: education, social development, health, etc.

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Representative groups Edmonton Housing Trust Fund (EHTF) Suite 901, 10025 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-496-2630 780-486-2634 ehtf@ehtf.ca www.ehtf.ca

Services: The Trust Fund assists a diverse range of people by working with the not-for-profit, and private sector service providers. These service providers, builders, and organizations in turn utilize EHTF funding to help the homeless, renters, low-income individuals in need of long term supportive housing, with an emphasis on serving those most in need.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) 630 Canada Place 9700 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T6J 4G2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-495-2773 780-495-4088 www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

Services: In general, INAC has primary, but not exclusive, responsibility for meeting the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners. To fulfill this mandate, INAC must work collaboratively with First Nations, Inuit and Northerners, as well as with other federal departments and agencies, provinces and territories. Increasingly, INAC’s role has become one of facilitating change and bringing together the partners and interests needed to implement Gathering Strength — Canada’s Aboriginal Action Plan.

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Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) 11738 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-455-2200 780-452-8946 1-800-252-7553 (Alberta only) www.albertametis.com

Services: Represent the interests of the Métis people of Alberta and ensure the advancement of their culture and well-being.

Métis Regional Council Zone IV 11724 - 95 Street Edmonton, AB T5G 1L9 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-944-9288 780-455-5546 1-888-588-4088 info@metiszoneiv.com www.metiszoneiv.com

Services: the Métis Regional Council is responsible for the advancement of the rich Métis culture and ensures the social, economic and political well-being of all Métis people.”

Our Goals: To further the objectives of the Métis Nation of Alberta within Zone IV; To promote and encourage participation of all Métis Locals in the Zone; To promote the cultural, economic, educational, political and social development

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Representative groups Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal (MSAT) Suite 1100, 10055 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-422-1541 780-422-0019 1-800-661-8864 www.msat.gov.ab.ca

Services: Its mission is to promote self-governance, certainty, and respect within the Métis Settlements through adjudication, mediation and education.

MSAT deals with land and membership disputes. MSAT also amends right of entry orders and settles compensation disputes for oil and gas activities on Settlement lands. MSAT may resolve other matters as called for in Métis Settlements General Council Policies and local Settlement by-laws.

Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) Suite 200 10335 - 172 Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 Phone: Website:

780-822-4096 www.msgc.ca

Services: The Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) is the political and administrative body for the collective interests of the Métis Settlements. The MSGC is a pro-active government that helps develop, implement, and distribute programs and services to the eight Alberta settlements.

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Métis Settlements Ombudsman Suite 203 10525 - 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5P 4W2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-427-9828 780-427-9962 1-866-427-6813 info@metisombudsman.ab.ca www.metisombudsman.ab.ca

Services: The office of the Métis Settlements Ombudsman (MSO) is an independent and impartial place to take complaints about the management or leadership of Alberta Métis Settlements. The MSO also exists to identify unfair or unjust complaints made against Councils and staff.

Métis Settlements Strategic Training Initiatives Society (STI) Suite 200 10335 - 172 Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-822-4069 780-822-4099 1-888-213-4400 www.msgc.ca

Services: The Métis Settlement General Council is a governing body that enhances, preserves and promotes the 8 Métis Settlements collectively, while addressing socioeconomic needs through good governance and community involvement.

Guiding Principles: Our land, Our Culture, Our Future. Our land, collectively protected is the foundation. Our culture, preserved and promoted, provides harmonious communities. Our future, planned and inspired for our children and future generations. www.edmonton.ca/aro

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Representative groups North Peace Tribal Council (NPTC) Room 105 17707 - 105 Ave Edmonton, AB T5S 1V4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-455-0304 780-451-0116 admin@nptc.ab.ca www.nptc.ab.ca

Services: The North Peace Tribal Council (NPTC) was incorporated in 1987 by the Little Red River Cree, Dene Tha’, Tallcree, and Beaver First Nations. In 1995, the Lubicon Lake Nation was also accepted into membership. NPTC 3 Fold Mission: Provide a political forum to influence policy and decision making affecting member First Nations, Combine efforts to address issues, resolve problems, and find economies by working together, Provide resources and support to enable the provision of professional advisory services to member First Nations

Statistics Canada - Aboriginal Communications Officer Suite 900, Pacific Plaza 10909 Jasper Avenue, NW Edmonton, AB T5J 4J3 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-495-5145 780-427-1321 1-800-263-1136 kathleen.crowe@statcan.ca www.statcan.ca

Services: Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country-its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

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Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta c/o 18178 - 102 Avenue Santa Fe Plaza Edmonton, AB T5S 1S7 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-444-9366 780-484-1465 1-866-481-6569 jeunesse@treaty8.org www.treaty8.org

Services: To preserve, protect and enhance the “spirit and intent of Treaty 8” through consultation, promotion, advancing and representing the concerns, issues and interests of all Alberta First Nations within Treaty 8.

Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc 200, 17628 - 103 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 1J9 Phone: Fax: Services:

780-481-3363 780-483-1404

First Nations in this Tribal Council • • • • •

Beaver Lake Cree Nation Cold Lake First Nations Frog Lake Heart Lake Kehewin Cree Nation

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Representative groups Western Economic Diversification Canada Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) 1500 Canada Place 9700 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J 4H7 Phone: Fax: Toll Free:

780-495-4164 780-495-4557 1-888-338-WEST (9378)

Services: The Urban Aboriginal Strategy was introduced in 1998 as part of the Gathering Strength: Canada’s Aboriginal Action Plan. This plan was implemented to address the serious socioeconomic needs of urban Aboriginal people. The UAS was designed to improve policy development and program coordination at the federal level and with other levels of government.

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social and health services AADAC - Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-415-0370 780-423-1419 1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line) www.aadac.com

Services: AADAC offers alcohol, other drugs, tobacco and problem gambling information, support, and referral services to callers accessing our toll-free, 24 hour, and confidential help line.

We can help. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing problems with alcohol, other drugs, tobacco or gambling, AADAC is here to help. The good news is that these problems are treatable! If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drinking, drug use, smoking or gambling call the AADAC Help Line at 1-866-33AADAC.

Aboriginal Consulting Services Association of Alberta 204, 10110-105 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4 Phone: Fax:

780-448-0378 780-448-0378

Services: Provides Aboriginal-specific support services which focus on individuals, families and communities. Provides family and individual counselling, support in family violence situations and referrals to other agencies/ programs as required. Offers courses and workshops; topics may include parenting, teen relationships, family violence.

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social and health services Aboriginal Disabilities Information Centre Box 33, Suite 130, Main Floor 9700 Jasper Place Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-448-2378 780-448-2384 aboriginal_disabilities@hc-sc.gc.ca www.icah.ca

Services: A referral to community services and social agencies. Assist with government forms. Provide advocacy on behalf of the Aboriginal people.

Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) - Corporate Office Suite 700, Manulife Place 10180 - 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-422-2233 780-422--2472 1-877-303-2642 Mental Health Help Line www.amhb.ab.ca

Services: Aboriginal Mental Health is one of the provincialwide programs under AMHB. Aboriginal Mental Health was established as a priority of AMHB in 2000 with its inclusion in the business plan and the staffing. Currently, the Aboriginal Mental Health team consists of a Director and three Coordinators who work together with the Wisdom Committee, executive and staff, community agencies and communities to build capacity and support the development of mental health services in Alberta, especially for Aboriginal people.

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Ben Calf Robe Society 12046– 77 Street Edmonton, AB T5B 2G7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-477-6648 780-479-6199 reception@bcrsociety.ab.ca www.bcrsociety.ab.ca

Services: Provides various high quality and cultural relevant programs. Ketotayminawak (In Home Family Support), Aboriginal Foster Care, Aboriginal Group Home, Mother Earth and Me (Aboriginal Head Start: for 3 to 4 year olds), Khichi Awasisak: (Traditional Parenting, Health for Two), Youth Intervention, Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training and other cultural awareness activities as Pow Wows, Sweats, support groups, Full Moon Ceremonies, and Healing Circles.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society (BATHS) 2nd Floor, 10117 - 150 Street Edmonton, AB T5P 1P2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-481-3451 780-481-3509 baths@interbaun.com www.bentarrow.ca

Services: Four arrows Adult Employment Program, Winddancer Youth Life Skills and Employment Program; Rite’s of Passage Jr. High School; Early Headstart Program at Sherwood Public School; Healthy Families (3 sites); 7 Generations Family Enhancement Program a partnership between Bent Arrow and Region 6 Child & Family Services of Alberta: Coyote Kids, Orenda House, Group Care, plus many other services.

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social and health services Bosco Homes a Society for Children and Families 6770 129 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5C 1V7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-440-0708 780-440-0760 admin@boscohomes.ca www.boscohomes.ca

Services: Provides comprehensive group treatment and educational programs for emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and adolescents including FASD. Provides assessment, receiving and treatment; group counselling; emergency relief supervision of children; offers Aboriginal focus in all programs. Offers courses and workshops for professionals who work with children and youth in crisis.

Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network (CAAN) 602-251 Bank St Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

613-567-1817 613-567-4652 1-888-285-2226 info@caan.ca www.caan.ca

Services: The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Inc. (CAAN) is a non-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support, and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of where they reside.

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Canadian Diabetes Association 1010-10117 Jasper Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-423-1232 780-423-3322 1-800-563-0032 abinfo@diabetes.ca www.diabetes.ca

Services: There are eight Branches of the Canadian Diabetes Association spread throughout Alberta & NWT. Working through the leadership of Association volunteers and employees, these Branches promote the health of people in Alberta & NWT through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) Aboriginal Program 305, 11010 - 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 4B9 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-424-6312 780-424-6313 edmonton@cpa-ab.org www.canparaplegic.org/ab

Services: “To assist Aboriginal people with Spinal Cord Injuries(SCI) and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.�

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social and health services Capital Health Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre 8440 – 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7 Phone: 780-407-1000 (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 780-408-LINK (780-408-5465) TTY: 780-496-8822 Toll Free: 1-866-408-LINK Email: chl@cVha.ab.ca Website: www.capitalhealth.ca Services: Capital Health provides complete health services to one million residents in the cities of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert, and the counties of Leduc, Parkland, Strathcona and Sturgeon (and communities within their geographical areas), as well as the Town of Devon and communities in the eastern part of Yellowhead County. Capital Health also serves a total of 1.6 million people across central and northern Alberta, providing specialized services such as trauma and burn treatment, organ transplants and high-risk obstetrics.

In addition to emergency and acute care, we also provide home care services, outreach programs, continuing care, public health, specialty clinics, mental health services and many rehabilitation and prevention programs.

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Capital Health - Aboriginal Child Health Program Stollery Children’s Hospital 1C4.24 WMC 8440 – 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta Phone: Fax: Email:

Website:

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780-407-7186 780-407-1239 louise.gadwa@capitalhealth.ca, audrey.thomas@capitalhealth.ca www.capitalhealth.ca

Services: The Aboriginal Child Health Program at Stollery Children’s Hospital provides a personalized service to First Nation, Métis and Inuit patients and their families from northern and central Alberta, as well as parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. Services for the families include:

• Holistic supports to the families by using the Medicine Wheel concept • Advocacy • Interpretation • Information regarding services, programs and resources available within hospital and community • Familiarization with the hospital environment • Referral to Cultural Helpers regarding ceremonies

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social and health services Capital Health - Aboriginal Diabetes Wellness Program Royal Alexandra Hospital 10240 - Kingsway Ave Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9 Phone: Website:

780-735-4512 www.capitalhealth.ca/aboriginalhealth

Services: The Aboriginal Diabetes Wellness Program was established in 1994, and offers a diabetes program that integrates Western medical knowledge with Aboriginal spirituality, medicines and traditional healing practices and a diabetes management program which is culturally sensitive that fosters and promotes a holistic approach integrating the mind, body, spirit & emotions.

Sessions are offered both on and off-site, as well as in short and three-day workshops.

Capital Health - Regional Aboriginal Health Program Royal Alexandra Hospital Suite 103 Anderson Hall 10240 - Kingsway Ave Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-735-5326 780-735-5012 www.capitalhealth.ca/aboriginalhealth

Services: Capital Health’s Regional Aboriginal Health Program supports physicians and staff to better meet the healthcare needs of the Aboriginal people it serves. The Aboriginal Health team assists with the development of partnerships & programs throughout the health region to enhance the accessibility, quality, & cultural-appropriateness of healthcare services for Aboriginal people. Open to Aboriginal patients, community members, organizations, & communities, as well as Capital Health physicians & staff.

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Catholic Social Services (CSS) 10709-105 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-424-3545 780-425-6627 www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca

Services: Offers more than 100 programs including: individual & family counselling; group care & foster care for children & youth; in-home family support services; home care services; settlement support services for immigrants & refugees; residential & outreach programs for persons with physical &/or developmental disabilities; residential & outreach programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS; referral & support services for elder adults experiencing abuse or neglect.

Catholic Social Services -EAST OFFICE 8212 - 118 Ave Edmonton, AB

T5B 0S3

Phone: Fax: Website:

780-471-1122 780-479-2579 www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/

Services: Offers more than 100 programs including: individual and family counselling; group care and foster care for children and youth; in-home family support services; home care services; settlement support services for immigrants and refugees; residential and outreach programs for persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities; residential and outreach programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS; referral and support services for elder adults experiencing abuse or neglect.

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social and health services Children First Family Services (CFFSA) 10435-76 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5G 2A4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-433-6760 780-477-2038 general@childrenfirstfs.org www.childrenfirstfs.org

Services: Children First Family Services (CFFSA) is a not-forprofit human service agency providing a safe, temporary out-of-home placement (A Village Home) for children temporarily unable to live with their family of origin.

Cross Cancer Institute 11560 University Avenue Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 Phone: Website:

780-432-8771 www.cancerboard.ab.ca

Services: In addition to facilities for diagnosis and treatment, the Cross Cancer Institute offers many useful support services.

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Dickinsfield Amity House 9213 - 146 Avenue NS Edmonton, AB T5E 2J9 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-478-5022 780-473-8979 info@amityhouse.ca www.amityhouse.ca

Services: Dickinsfield Amity House is a family resource centre providing support servitces to the community since 1972. We offer a wide range of programs and services to individuals and families.

Edmonton Native Healing Centre 101, 11813 - 123 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 0G7 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-482-5522 780-482-5560 enhc@telusplanet.net

Services: Community development, Drop- in, Pastoral Counseling, Arrowhead riders bike program, Striving for Excellence youth program, Four directions Women’s Wellness program, Health for Two - expectant mothers, Public access lab, Cultural camp facility. Daily prayer and smudge.

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social and health services First Nations & Inuit Health Branch - Health Canada Suite 730 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-495-2703 780-495-2687 fnihb-dgspni@hc-sc.gc.ca. www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnihb-dgspni

Services: First Nations and Inuit Health Branch supports the delivery of public health and health promotion services on-reserve and in Inuit communities. It also provides drug, dental and ancillary health services to First Nations and Inuit people regardless of residence. The Branch also provides primary care services on-reserve in remote and isolated areas, where there are no provincial services readily available.

HIV Network of Edmonton Society #300, 11456 – Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K OM1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-488-5742 780-488-3735 reception@hivedmonton.com www.hivedmonton.com

Services: Advocacy, health promotion, education, HIV support and outreach, community education, specialized referral, streetworks needle exchange, support services and volunteer opportunities.

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Métis Child and Family Services Society of Edmonton 10437 - 123 Street Edmonton, AB T5N 1N8 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-452-6100 780-452-6140 (Foster Care) 780-452-8944 www.metischild.com

Services: Promotes the health and well being of Métis children and families by building on the capacity of the Métis community through the provisions of culturally sensitive Aboriginal programs. These programs include our Aboriginal Adoption and Search program, Aboriginal Child and Family Support Program, Aboriginal Family Services Program, Awasis Cultural School Program, Choices Stay in School Program, Community Support Homes Foster Care Program, and the Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution Program. Additional services are also provided out of region on a Fee For Service basis. Our major programs are licensed and certified.

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) 174 Hargrave Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

204-927-1220 204-927-1222 1-877-232-6232 (NADA) diabetes@nada.ca www.nada.ca

Services: NADA’s Mission is to be the driving force in addressing diabetes and Aboriginal people as a priority health issue by working together with people, Aboriginal communities and organizations in a culturally respectful manner in promoting healthy lifestyles among Aboriginal people today and for future generations.

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social and health services Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) 10975 - 124 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-451-4002 780-428-0187 www.ncsa.ca

Services: A non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote wellness for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities thru Community Development Programs, Community Wellness Initiatives, Family Resource Programs and Restorative Justice Programs.

Planned Parenthood Edmonton #50, 9912 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-3737 780-425-1782 ppae@ppae.ab.ca www.ppae.ab.ca

Services: Planned Parenthood Edmonton believes that sexuality is a natural, healthy life long part of being human. We believe that each individual has the right to make choices on sexual and reproductive health issues for themselves within their own life circumstance. It is important that women have access to accurate, unbiased and reliable information concerning sexuality and sexual health in order to make healthy decisions concerning their own health and well-being.

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Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres P.O. Box 34007, Kingsway Mall Post Office Edmonton, AB T5G 3G4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-458-1884 780-459-1876 1-866-458-1884 Info@poundmaker.org www.poundmaker.org

Services: An accredited addiction treatment centre. Poundmaker’s Lodge has been a leader in the provincial, national and global addiction treatment community. Through concepts based in the cultural and spiritual beliefs of traditional First Nations peoples in combination with 12-Step, abstinence based recovery, Poundmaker’s Lodge offers a holistic treatment experience that focuses on the root causes of addiction and empowers people in their recovery from addiction.

Red Road Healing Society 4225 – 118th Ave. Edmonton, AB T5W 1A4 Phone: 780-471-3220 780-471-3221 Fax: 780-471-2750 Email: rrhs@redroadjourney.ca Website: www.redroadjourney.ca Services: An Aboriginal family resource centre with qualified social workers that focuses on mentoring, counseling, cultural therapy and psychotherapy. The centre provides guidance, knowledge and wisdom that is needed for health and direction. Child care is provided on a daily basis for all programs at no cost. Programs include storytelling and crafts, parenting, healing circles, 12 Step Circle, Survivor’s group, cultural sensitivity, Family Day activities, Aboriginal women’s wellness, Collective Kitchen, youth group, and literacy.

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social and health services Ronald McDonald House Edmonton 7726 - 107th Street Edmonton, AB T6E 4K3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-439-5437 780-433-6201 www.rmhedmonton.ca

Services: To provide a temporary home-away-from-home for families of children with a critical illness who have to travel to Edmonton for medical treatment, thereby giving those families a place that offers comfort, compassion and support during a time of crisis.

Terra Association 9930 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-428-3772 780-425-5160 terra@terraassociation.com www.terraassociation.com

Services: Terra - Centre for pregnant and parenting teens has been serving youth in Edmonton since 1971. Each year approximately 900 youth access our services. Terra seeks the involvement of individuals and groups through partnerships, to support young families in our community. A range of support programs and services are offered for teen moms, young dads and their children.

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The Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) 11724 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-451-3055 780-453-5779 1-800-252-7556 www.aacl.org

Services: AACL is committed to supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. AACL advocates for: families to receive the supports they need to enable their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities to have a good life; children and adults to have to access to a quality inclusive education; and adults with developmental disabilities to have access to the supports they need to live, work and participate in community life.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind 12010 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0P3 Phone: 780-488-4871 TTY: 780-482-2791 Fax: 780-482-0017 Email: alberta@cnib.ca Website: www.cnib.ca Services: CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians. CNIB provides the services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.

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social and health services The Family Centre #20, 9912 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5 Phone: 780-424-5580 780- 423-2831 Fax: 780-426-4918 Email: info@the-family-centre.com Website: www.the-family-centre.com Services: Offers a wide range of programs and services to individuals, families and workplaces, including evening and weekend therapy and counselling appointments for depression, anger, stress, trauma, grief, bereavement, anxiety, phobias, abuse, addictions, therapeutic groups, conflict and mediation, EMDR, children’s play therapy, parenting, home support, Theraplay®, marriage preparation, family life education courses and interpreter services.

Wahkotowin Kinship Society 10608 - 152 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-484-6013 780-484-8014 www.cbcf.org

Services: The Wahkotowin (Kinship) Society is a not-forprofit organization that fund raises throughout the year to support two annual functions. The funds received are used to assist with the “Student Awards Luncheon” as well as the retreat for “Aboriginal Women Survivors of Cancer”.

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Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency Suite 302 17304 - 105 Ave Edmonton, AB T5S 1G4 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-481-7390 780-481-3064 www.ytsa.ca

Services: A child and family service agency that promotes the well being of all First nations children, youth, families and communities with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to child maltreatment.

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youth Aboriginal Youth & Family Well-Being and Education Society 11202 - 131 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 1C3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-413-9360 780-413-9363 ayfwes@shaw.ca www.aboriginalyouth.ca

Services: A non-profit agency working with Aboriginal youth and their families. Our mission is to promote Aboriginal children’s and youth success in completing their education by advancing the value of education through the provision of a positive learning experience. We believe that in order to help improve the conditions of Aboriginal children, youth and families, we must focus on prevention and intervention. We believe that family and community involvement is essential and critical to our success. The Society endeavours to nurture well-being and development of each individual in order for them to appreciate their own strengths and realize their capabilities.

Aboriginal Youth Network (AYN) Box 34007, Kingsway Mall P.O. Edmonton, AB T5G 3G4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-459-1884 780-458-1883 800-459-1884 www.ayn.ca

Services: Provides an Internet link for Aboriginal young people across Canada and the world; relays information designed for Aboriginal youth regarding health, education, entertainment, cultural, political and social programs, services, news and events.

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Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Edmonton 9425 - 109A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 1G1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-422-6038 780-426-6216 info@bgce.ca www.boysandgirls.ab.ca

Services: Eight Youth and Neighbourhood Centres provide recreational, social and education programs for children and youth. Supported independent living, in-home support, parent support, youth employment, day programs, leadership and summer programs for children, youth, and families services are also provided. Clubs are free.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton Riverdale Office

10135 - 89 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 1P6 Alex Taylor Office

2nd Floor, Alex Taylor School 9321 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5H 3T7 Phone: Fax: Fax: Website:

780-424-8181 780-426-6686 (Riverdale Office) 780-424-4166 (Alex Taylor Office) www.bbbsedmonton.org

Services: Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Edmonton & Area is a community-supported, mentor based organization committed to the healthy development of children in need and their families through provision of quality, one-to-one volunteer relationships and related programs.

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youth DREAMCATCHER Aboriginal Youth Conference Grant MacEwan Community College Rm. 9-407A. Box 1796 Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-497-4749 780-497-4715 www.dreamcatcher.macewan.ca

Services: The Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference has been an annual event since 1994, to promote positive lifestyle choices for an ever-changing world, from the perspective of Aboriginal role models. This event brings together about 2,500 youth and adults from across Canada to share and celebrate their cultures. Offers a variety of workshops, a youth dance, traditional arts and crafts, along with dancing and entertainment by Aboriginal speakers and performers.

Edmonton Native Basketball Association (ENBA) Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X3 Edmonton, AB T5L 1T6 Phone: Email: Website:

780-633-7174 rbrzozka@hotmail.com www.enba.ca

Services: This organization has been formed to encourage aboriginal youth to use or continue to use their energy in productive ways. As an Aboriginal organization we plan to provide affordable basketball experience to economically disadvantaged Aboriginal youth. We will infuse values of education, life skills, facilitate awareness of Aboriginal culture, motivate positive youth leadership, empower aboriginal youth to emotionally unshackle the grip of poverty, alcohol, drugs and gangs.

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Gordon Russell’s Crystal KIDS Youth Centre 8718 - 118 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 0T1 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-479-5283 780-479-5753 (Kids Line) 780-479 -3446 hangout@crystalkids.org www.crystalkids.org

Services: Giving inner city children a better chance by providing recreational activities in a safe environment.� Provides a drop-in activity centre for inner city children

Northeast Teen Centre Londonderry P.O. Box 70033 12758 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5C 3R6 Phone: Fax: Email:

780-475-2589 780-472-2685 neteencentre@shaw.ca

Services: A safe, supportive, supervised atmosphere for teens, free recreational activities, free pool, free computer access and a free meal Thursday to Saturday. Pre-reqs: NO drugs or alcohol; weapons, fighting or violence; racism/ discrimination; theft/vandalism; intimidating/bullying.

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youth Spirit Keeper Youth Society Suite 2B 9913 - 108 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 1A5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-428-9299 780-428-9231 reception@spiritkeeper.ca www.spiritkeeper.ca

Services: Spirit Keeper Youth Society works in conjunction with other organizations, service providers and professionals to provide a well-rounded quality service. Spirit Keeper works with the community (public, civic, and corporate) to slow down the gang recruitment process and to provide an escape mechanism for gang members to extradite themselves from the gang environment and redirect their energies to becoming productive, positive additions to society. .

Spirit of our Youth Homes Inc. 10534 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5H 2X6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-474-7140 720-3803 [Emergency Intake] 780-474-3120 abyouth@telusplanet.net www.spiritofouryouth.org

Services: Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc. offers home placement for aboriginal children with individualized programming to optimize each youth’s potential. We promote Aboriginal awareness through Elder support, Medicine Wheel, Traditional Healing and providing Aboriginal opportunities such as Pow Wows, Sweats and Sharing Circles.t

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Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centers Initiative (UMAYC) Suite 1630, 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 4C3 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-495-5615 780-495-4873 www.umayc.ca

Services: The overall goal of the UMAYC Initiative is to create a network of urban multi-purpose Aboriginal youth centres that will provide accessible, Aboriginal community-based, culturally relevant and supportive projects, programs, services and counselling to urban Aboriginal youth, and facilitate their participation in existing programs in order to improve their economic, social and personal prospects.

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women Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association (AWPA) 10326 - 107 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2 Edmonton, AB Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-451-1200 780-722-4465 780-452-1279 info@awpa.ca www.awpa.ca

Services: Promotes networking, research opportunities and challenges relevant to Aboriginal women, creates support structures and opportunities for development and advancement of Aboriginal women.

Edmonton YWCA 100, 10350-124 Street Edmonton, AB T5N 3V9 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-423-9922 780-425-7467 information@ywcaofedmonton.org www.ywcaofedmonton.org

Services: The YWCA Edmonton strives to be a catalyst for creating equity in society for women and for improving the quality of life for individual women and their families in Edmonton. To these ends, we work in close partnership with other non-profit organizations and we work hard to listen to what women in the community are telling us about their needs.

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Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton 10523 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 0A8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-421-1175 Extension 28 780-425-8989 1-866-421-1175 aboriginal@elizabethfry.ab.ca www.elizabethfry.ab.ca

Services: The Elizabeth Fry Society is a nonprofit organization offering services and support to women in contact with the legal system.

The Elizabeth Fry Society is committed to enhancing the dignity and self-worth of women in the criminal legal system. The Elizabeth Fry Society is committed to seeking out and organizing community resources to give humane assistance to women in contact with the legal system; assisting them in making positive choices in their lives; and monitoring the judicial and corrections systems to promote improvements when and where possible.

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women Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Suite 300, 10256 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1M4 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-479-8195 780-471-2169 1-877-471-2171 iaaw@iaaw.ca www.iaaw.ca

Services: IAAW promotes Aboriginal Women to walk in Canadian society with dignity, power and grace fully accepted - with no apology, no humiliation, and no hesitation. We reach out to Aboriginal Women, recognizing them for their significant accomplishments and achievements from political and business leaders, their communities and society at large. We are Aboriginal Women speaking out about violence and educating people about our rights on the social, cultural, and political issues of Aboriginal Women, including: violence, discrimination and human rights violations.

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Pregnancy Care Centre 11223 - 100 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0J1 Phone: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780-424-2624 1-800-395-HELP info@pregnancycarecentre.ca www.pregnancycarecentre.ca

Services: All Pregnancy Care Centre services are free and confidential. We care about you and the situation you face. Give us a call-we want to help! Are you pregnant? Uncertain what to do? Have questions? Feeling a little scared? There’s no doubt an unexpected pregnancy is a hard thing to face and one of the most important times in your life. There are a lot of decisions to be made. You deserve the care and attention of compassionate individuals that are trained to offer you support and information to help you through the decision making process.

We provide you with information on all the options.

Terra Association 9930 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-428-3772 780-425-5160 Terra@terraassociation.com www.terraassociation.com

Services: Supporting pregnant and parenting teens and their children in developing their confidence and skills to succeed by providing child development opportunities, parenting support, and connections to the community.

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women Wahkotowin Kinship Society 10608 - 152 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-484-6013 780-484-8014 www.cbcf.org

Services: The Wahkotowin Kingship-Society is a not-forprofit organization for women survivors of breast cancer and all cancers. Funds raised throughout the year are to support two annual functions, the “Student Awards Luncheon” as well as the retreat for “Aboriginal Women Survivors” of cancer.

Wings of Providence Society Box 32141 Edmonton, AB Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

T6K 4C2 780-426-4985 780-424-3625 wings@wingsofprovidence.ca www.wingsofprovidence.ca

Services: WINGS of Providence is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe, secure, supportive and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence.

WINGS provides second stage housing services. Second stage housing provides long term accommodation and accompanying support services for women with their children.

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Women Building Futures (WBF) 10326-107 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Email: Website:

780- 452-1200 780- 452-1279 1-866-452-1201 info@womenbuildingfutures.com www.womenbuildingfutures.com

Services: Women Building Futures is a registered, not-forprofit, charitable organization that works to help women build better lives and achieve economic independence through training, employment and mentorship. Our graduates make excellent trades people, and through them we give companies new competencies and new work resources.

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men Canadian Cancer Society - Prostate Support Group 1200, 8215 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-422-7181 780-455-0277 1 800 263-6750, www.cancer.ab.ca

Services: Peer support group for men with prostate cancer, their families and friends.

Hours: Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Cross Cancer Institute, room 2279. This group does continue through the summer months. Call office for details.

Catholic Social Services - Alpha House 8212 118 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3 Phone: Website:

780-473-5957 www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca

Services: Provides accommodation, counselling, and support services to men over the age of 18 with substance abuse issues. Clients must be willing to attend 12-step self-help groups.

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Hope Mission Herb Jamieson Centre 10014-105A Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0M6 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-429-3470 780-424-2863 denis.meier@hopemission.com www.hopemission.com/men.htm

Services: The Herb Jamieson Centre offers short term, and emergency room and board, to men with little or no resources. These men, normally between 18 and 60 years of age come here for a great variety of reasons. Some are transient, needing only a few days before they move on, while some are unemployed and just need some time here to get “back on their feet”. However, the majority of our residents are from the “street”. They are men who have found themselves destitute because of addictions, emotional trauma, mental health problems, or more likely because they face a combination of these and related problems. Essentially they are men who are simply unable to cope in normal social and communal life.

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men Terra Association - Services for Young Dads 9930 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7 Phone: 780-428-3772 780-468-3218 Website: www.terraassociation.com Services: The Young Dad’s program offers individual support services for young fathers (up to 24 years of age) Services include: individual counselling, parenting education and support, crisis intervention, referral and advocacy.

There are two streams of services which are flexible based on the individual needs of the young dad: • Young Dads Outreach - delivered primarily as home visitation support. • Connections for Young Dads - drop-in (crisis) and activity based program. Dads are welcomed and encouraged to participate in other groups at Terra including prenatal classes, parenting classes, Let’s Play, etc.

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City of Edmonton - Men’s Support Services Mill Woods Site 110, 6203 28th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6L 6K3 Phone: Email: Website:

780-496-4777 780-496-5858 mensgroups@edmonton.ca www.edmonton.ca/mensgroups

Services: Men are expected to be independent, strong, in charge, able to solve their problems. What happens when things fall apart? Community Services provides opportunities for men to engage in personal change through men’s support services. We offer:

INDIVIDUAL HELP: An opportunity to talk confidentially with a professional social worker who is knowledgeable about men’s service needs. Short-term counselling to help find customized solutions and resources. Helpful information and referrals to appropriate community resources. GROUP PROGRAMS: • From Chaos to Peace • Men Without Hats • Men’s Talk & Do Groups • Men & Relationships

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men The Family Centre 20, 9912 - 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-424-5580 780-423-2831 780-426-4918 info@the-family-centre.com www.the-family-centre.com

Services: TRANSITIONS GROUP - An 18 week group designed to help men who are struggling to make changes in their behavior. Assists them in learning new ways of relating and become a more resilient person.

Stan Daniels Healing Centre Native Counseling Services of Alberta 9516 101 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0B3 Phone: Website:

780-495-3748 www.ncsa.ca

Services: Stan Daniels Healing Centre offers a variety of personal development programs that address issues of grief and loss, and relationships and violence. The “In Search of Your Warrior” Violent Offender Healing Program has been recognized by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) as an effective, Aboriginal specific program that addresses the needs of Aboriginal violent offenders. The program has now been implemented in institutions in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Quebec through a partnership between the Correctional Service of Canada and NCSA. The Stan Daniels Healing Centre has offered the program as both an “inhouse” program during the winter, and in a “bush camp” format throughout the summer months. The women’s adaptation, “Spirit of A Warrior” is offered in institutions for women as well.

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Recovery Acres Society 6329 - 118th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5W 1G2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-471-2969 780-471-2996 780-477-1578 www.recoveryacres.net

Services: Recovery Acres is a thirty-four bed residential treatment centre for men desiring recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Recovery is a process which may begin in a detoxification centre, a hospital, or a treatment centre. A premature return to the original environment often leads to relapse. An individual in early stages of recovery suffers from many physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional problems, such as irritability and inability to handle everyday situations. The alcoholic/drug addict needs additional time in a therapeutic environment, surrounded by those who understand the nature of the illness, and others who are in recovery.

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elders Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta Cottage E, 10107 - 134 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5E 1J2 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-686-2565 780-475-7957 admin@aboriginalveterans.om www.aboriginalveterans.com

Services: Serves as a liaison between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Aboriginal Veterans. Provides advocacy for benefits; interpreting; and representation at funerals, ceremonies, and parades on request. Distributes information about the poppy fund.

Alberta Seniors and Community Supports Senior Services Division, Standard Life Centre Main FL. 10405 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7 Phone: 780-427-7876 TTY: 780-427-9999 or 1-800-232-7215 Fax: 780-422-5954 Toll Free: 1-800-642-3853 Services: This division is responsible for planning & delivering financial support programs for seniors including:

• The Alberta Seniors Benefit program, which provides monthly cash benefits to lower-income seniors

• Special Needs Assistance for Seniors program, which

provides cash payments to eligible lower-income seniors who experience financial difficulties or unexpected expenses they cannot afford. • And the Dental Assistance, Optical Assistance, and Education Property Tax Assistance programs for seniors.

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Alzheimer Society - Alberta and Northwest Territories 10531 Kingsway Ave. Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1 Phone: Fax: Toll Free: Website:

780-488-2266 780-488-3055 1-866-950-5465 www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Services: Strives to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer Disease and related dementias and to promote the search for a cure. Offers caregiver support, provides Alzheimer awareness and education, and raises funds for research. Has volunteer opportunities. Affiliated with Alzheimer Canada.

Calder Seniors Drop-In Society 12963 - 120 Street Edmonton, AB T5E 5N8 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-451-1925 780-452-7537 www.calderseniors.org

Services: Provides activities, programs and services to enable seniors 55+ to enjoy healthy, productive and independent lives and successfully cope with life’s transitions and social changes.

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elders Central Lions Senior Centre 11113-113 St. Edmonton, AB

T5G 2V1

Phone: Fax: Website:

780-496-7366 780-496-6976 www.edmonton.ca/centralseniors

Services: We provide programs and services for seniors including: Fitness and sport, Health and wellness, Crafts and hobbies, Music and dance, Computers, Art, Games and General learning

Edmonton Seniors Centre Edmonton General Site 3Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue (Main Floor) Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-482-8625 780-782-8627 780-482-8916 wess1@telusplanet.net www3.telus.net/westsen/

Services: Edmonton Seniors Centre provides wellness programs and services to members and non-members, in Edmonton and area, 45 years of age and better; to improve quality of life in later years by empowering individuals to remain physically active and involved.

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Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council Suite 308 10310 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 2W4 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-423-5635 780-428-1930 www.seniorscouncil.net

Services: Provides a communication center for the seniorserving sector and helps agencies and stakeholders plan and collaborate to improve programs and services for Edmonton’s aging population. Provides education and representation on key issues related to community supports, diversity, fitness and recreation, personal safety, transportation and health and wellness.

Greater Edmonton Foundation Housing for Seniors 14220 - 109 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5N 4B3 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-482-6561 780-488-3561 housinginfo@gef.org www.housingforseniors.org

Services: (GEF): Housing for Seniors is a management body created by Ministerial Order, issued by the Government of Alberta. The Greater Edmonton Foundation has a tradition of excellence in providing Edmonton senior citizens with safe, affordable qualtiy housing. More importantly perhaps, our seniors communities are home to close to two thousand Edmontonians who enjoy the comfortable and affordable lifestyle that GEF: Housing for Seniors provides. They also appreciate the fact that our buildings are located across the city: when people move into one of our facilities, they can often stay in the neighbourhood that they helped to build.

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elders Native Seniors’ Centre Cottage E, 10107 - 134 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5E 1J2 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-476-6595 780-475-7957 www.nativeseniorscentre.ca

Services: Outreach program: assistance in completing forms, referrals to other community senior services, home and/or hospital visits, liaison services, some interpretation (Cree). In-house programs include: Monday Quilting Bee, Tuesday Afternoon of Games, Wednesday Soup & Bannock with presentations/entertainment, Thursday Crafts, monthly Cree Mass, Foot Care Clinics, Tax Preparation, Gardening and Special Event Dinners/Socials. Urban Native Housing Registry: assist clients with finding affordable rental accommodations. Drop-in Centre: coffee or tea, daily newspapers, pool/billiards, cards, puzzles, etc.

North Edmonton Seniors Association 7524-139 Ave. Edmonton, AB

T5C 3H7

Phone: Fax:

780-496-7355 780-496-4707

Services: In partnership with the Northgate Senior Citizens Association we provide over 200 programs, events and services for seniors and the community including:

Computers and clubs, Crafts, art and hobbies, Fitness and sports, Health and wellness, Music, song and dance, Social and educational experiences, Community evening and weekend programs

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SAGE - Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB T5J 2E5 Phone: Fax: Website:

780-423-5510 780-426-5175 www.mysage.ca

Services: (Formerly Society for the Retired & Semi-Retired) Provides services to older adults and their families including information & referral; social services; advocacy; safe housing for abused seniors; help in applying for court-appointed guardianship; help in locating seniors housing, relocation services and home maintenance assistance. Offers health, lifestyles, and social, and recreation programs. Offers food services, and has volunteer opportunities.

Seniors Driving Centre Box 101, 2C22 - 11111 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5L 0L4 Phone: Fax: Email: Website:

780-732-1221 780-732-1227 seniorsdriving@ocii.com www.seniorsdriving.org

Services: The Seniors Volunteer Driving Centre of Edmonton is a non-profit charity organization for isolated older seniors who need help with transportation. The volunteer driver will pick up the senior at their door and then take them to needed doctors, hospitals, shopping, banks, and other appointments. The cost of services is a yearly membership of $15.00 plus a $7.00 ticket for trips of 2 hours or less. An assessment of need is required and an application must be completed prior to the first service.

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index 911 - Edmonton Police / Fire / Ambulance................................................................................. 4 A AADAC - Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission............................................. 127 Aboriginal Business Canada............................................................................................................... 27 Aboriginal Consulting Services Association of Alberta................................................. 127 Aboriginal Disabilities Information Centre............................................................................ 128 Aboriginal Family & Youth Support Training Program (RIEL Institute for Education and Learning................................................................. 65 Aboriginal Justice Initiative Unit.................................................................................................. 111 Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA)........................................................ 52 Aboriginal Peoples Television Network APTN-....................................................................... 53 Aboriginal Portal....................................................................................................................................... 29 Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta.................................................................................... 164 Aboriginal Voices Radio........................................................................................................................ 53 Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association (AWPA)-.................................................. 152 Aboriginal Youth & Family Well-Being and Education Society.................................. 146 Aboriginal Youth Network............................................................................................................... 146 Act Aquatic & Recreation Centre.................................................................................................... 50 Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Project.............................................................................. 88 Alberta Aboriginal Business Service Network -The Business Link.............................. 29 Alberta Employment, Immigration & Industry....................................................................... 88 Alberta Foundation for the Arts -Aboriginal Organization Projects......................... 18 Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission...................................................... 111 Alberta Indian Investment Corporation..................................................................................... 29 Alberta International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations (IIAR)........ 118 Alberta Justice & Attorney General............................................................................................ 111 Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association..................................................................... 55 Alberta Sweetgrass.................................................................................................................................. 52 Alexander First Nation........................................................................................................................... 97 Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation...................................................................................................... 97 Alta Care Resources.................................................................................................................................... 4 Alzheimer Society - Alberta and Northwest Territories................................................. 165 AMISK Housing....................................................................................................................................... 103 Anawim Place................................................................................................................................................ 5 Apeetogosan MÊtis - Development Inc..................................................................................... 30 ARTS AND CULTURE........................................................................................... 18 Asani................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Asokan Project............................................................................................................................................ 66 Assembly of First Nations (AFN)................................................................................................... 118 Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation............................................................................................... 97 Athabasca University - Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge & Research... 67 ATTRACTIONS...................................................................................................... 45 B Bearclaw Gallery........................................................................................................................................ 19 Beaver First Nation................................................................................................................................... 97 Beaver Lake Cree Nation...................................................................................................................... 97 Ben Calf Robe School - St. Clare Elementary/Junior High School.............................. 68 Ben Calf Robe Society......................................................................................................................... 129 Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society................................................................................... 129

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton....................................................................................... 147 Bigstone Cree Nation............................................................................................................................. 97 Bissell Centre.................................................................................................................................................. 5 Bissell Thrift Stores.................................................................................................................................... 56 Blood Tribe.................................................................................................................................................... 97 Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre............................................................................................................. 50 Borden Park.................................................................................................................................................. 51 Boyle Street Community Services............................................................................................... 103 Boyle Street Community Services Co-op........................................................................... 6 57 Boyle Street Education Centre......................................................................................................... 68 Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Edmonton............................................................................................ 147 Buffalo Lake............................................................................................................................................... 117 BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.................................................. 28

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C Calder Seniors Drop-In Society..................................................................................................... 165 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)................................................... 103 Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network (CAAN).......................................................................... 130 Canadian Cancer Society - Prostate Support Group....................................................... 158 Canadian Diabetes Association.................................................................................................... 130 Canadian Native Friendship Centre.............................................................................................. 57 Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) - Aboriginal Program.......................... 131 Canadian Red Cross - North/Central Alberta Regional Office......................................... 6 CANDO - Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers........... 31 Capital Health.......................................................................................................................................... 131 Capital Health - Aboriginal Child Health Program............................................................ 132 Capital Health - Aboriginal Diabetes Wellness Program............................................... 134 Capital Health - Regional Aboriginal Health Program.................................................... 134 Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC)...................................................................... 104 Careers: The Next Generation........................................................................................................... 89 Castle Downs YMCA Family Community Centre.................................................................. 58 Catholic Social Services - Alpha House.................................................................................... 158 Catholic Social Services -EAST OFFICE..................................................................................... 135 Central Lions Senior Centre............................................................................................................ 165 Child Abuse Hotline (24 Hour)............................................................................................................ 7 Children First Family Services......................................................................................................... 135 Chipewyan Prairie First Nation......................................................................................................... 97 CIBC – Aboriginal Banking.................................................................................................................. 32 Citizens Action Centre........................................................................................................................... 40 City Arts Centre.......................................................................................................................................... 45 City Hall........................................................................................................................................................... 49 CITY OF EDMONTON.......................................................................................... 37 Cold Lake First Nations.......................................................................................................................... 98 Commonwealth Sport & Fitness Centre.................................................................................... 50 COMMUNICATIONS............................................................................................ 52 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS........................................................................ 55 Community Response Team (CRT..................................................................................................... 7 Confederation Leisure Centre........................................................................................................... 50 Correction Service of Canada - District Parole Office...................................................... 112 Cross Cancer Institute......................................................................................................................... 136

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INDEX D Dene Tha’ First Nation............................................................................................................................ 98 Don Wheaton Family YMCA Centre.............................................................................................. 58 DREAMCATCHER Aboriginal Youth Conference - Grant MacEwan Community College...................................................................... 148 Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival............................................................................................................ 20 Driftpile First Nation................................................................................................................................ 98 Duncan’s First Nation.............................................................................................................................. 98 E Eagle Spirit Cultural Programs Inc.................................................................................................. 20 Eastglen Leisure Centre........................................................................................................................ 50 East Prairie.................................................................................................................................................. 117 Edmonton Aboriginal Relations Office (ARO)......................................................................... 39 Edmonton Arts Council........................................................................................................................ 21 Edmonton Catholic School Board - Aboriginal Learning Services............................ 69 Edmonton City Center Church (ECCC)..................................................................................... 104 Edmonton City Centre Alberta Service Centre - 105th Street Site............................ 88 Edmonton Community Foundation - Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards................ 70 Edmonton Emergency Relief Services........................................................................................... 8 Edmonton Food Bank............................................................................................................................... 8 Edmonton Fur Tanners Ltd................................................................................................................. 21 Edmonton Housing Trust Fund (EHTF).................................................................................... 105 Edmonton John Howard Society................................................................................................ 106 Edmonton Joint Planning Committee on Housing - Edmonton Aboriginal committee on Housing (EACH)................................ 106 Edmonton Native Basketball Association............................................................................... 148 Edmonton North Alberta Service Centre.................................................................................. 89 Edmonton Northgate Canada-Alberta Service Centre..................................................... 89 Edmonton People in Need Shelter............................................................................................. 106 Edmonton Police Service - Diversity Job Development Program............................. 90 Edmonton Public Library..................................................................................................................... 70 Edmonton Public Schools - Aboriginal Education.............................................................. 71 Edmonton Public Schools -Amiskwaciy Academy (Grade 7-12)................................ 72 Edmonton Public Schools -Awasis Program (Prince Charles Elementary)............ 73 Edmonton Public Schools - City Centre Education Project.......................................... 73 Edmonton Senior Safe Housing......................................................................................................... 9 Edmonton Seniors Centre................................................................................................................ 166 Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council.............................................................................. 167 Edmonton South Canada-Alberta Service Centre............................................................... 89 Edmonton West - Meadowlark Canada-Alberta Service Centre................................. 89 Edmonton West Alberta Service Centre.................................................................................... 89 Edmonton Women’s Shelter Ltd. (WIN House)......................................................................... 9 Edmonton YMCA............................................................................................................................ 10 58 Edmonton YWCA................................................................................................................................... 152 EDUCATION.......................................................................................................... 65 ELDERS................................................................................................................ 164 Elizabeth...................................................................................................................................................... 117 Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton............................................................................................ 152 EMERGENCY SERVICES........................................................................................ 4 EmployAbilities.......................................................................................................................................... 91

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EMPLOYMENT...................................................................................................... 88 Enoch Cree Nation # 440..................................................................................................................... 98 Ermineskin Tribe........................................................................................................................................ 98 F FIRST NATIONS.................................................................................................... 97 First Nations Alliance Church............................................................................................................ 59 Fishing Lake.............................................................................................................................................. 117 Fort Edmonton Park................................................................................................................................ 45 Fort McKay First Nation......................................................................................................................... 98 Fort McMurray #468 First Nation.................................................................................................... 98 Four Winds & Associates....................................................................................................................... 32 Fred Broadstock......................................................................................................................................... 51 Freehorse Family Wellness Society................................................................................................ 75 Frequently Called Numbers............................................................................................................... 40 Frog Lake First Nation............................................................................................................................ 98 G GATE Inc......................................................................................................................................................... 75 George Spady Centre............................................................................................................................. 10 Gift Lake....................................................................................................................................................... 117 Grand Trunk Fitness & Leisure Centre.......................................................................................... 50 Grant Macewan - Mental Health Diploma Program........................................................... 77 Greater Edmonton Foundation Housing for Seniors.......................................... 107 167

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H Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Society............................................................................... 107 Halford Hides............................................................................................................................................... 22 Hardisty Fitness & Leisure Centre.................................................................................................... 50 Heart Lake First Nation.......................................................................................................................... 98 Heritage Community Foundation................................................................................................. 59 HIV Network of Edmonton Society............................................................................................ 138 Homefire Grill.............................................................................................................................................. 33 Hope Mission Herb Jamieson Centre............................................................................... 11, 158 Horse Lake First Nation......................................................................................................................... 99 HOUSING............................................................................................................ 103 I Indigenous Media Institute (IMI)..................................................................................................... Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta).............................................................................................. Interprovincial Association on Native Employment Inc. (IANE)................................... Iron Head Golf & Country Club........................................................................................................

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J Jamie Platz YMCA Family Community Centre........................................................................ 58 Jasper Place Fitness & Leisure Centre........................................................................................... 50 John Howard Society of Alberta.................................................................................................. 113 John Janzen Nature Centre................................................................................................................ 46 JUSTICE............................................................................................................... 111 K Kapawe’no First Nation......................................................................................................................... 99

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INDEX KARA-Lot Second Hand Store........................................................................................................... 62 KARA Family Resource Centre.......................................................................................................... 61 Kara Too Drop-in Centre....................................................................................................................... 61 Kara West Centre..................................................................................................................................... 60 Kehewin Cree Nation............................................................................................................................. 99 Ken Belcourt Furs Ltd............................................................................................................................. 22 Kids Help Phone........................................................................................................................................ 11 Kikino............................................................................................................................................................ 117 Kinsmen Sports Centre......................................................................................................................... 50 L Laura Mclaughlin...................................................................................................................................... Lightningwoman Designs - Melody Good Striker & Paul Campbell........................ Little Red River Cree Nation............................................................................................................... Londonderry Fitness & Leisure Centre........................................................................................ Louis Bull Tribe............................................................................................................................................ Lubicon Lake Band.................................................................................................................................. Lurana Shelter.............................................................................................................................................

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M Marian Centre............................................................................................................................................. 12 Martha Campiou....................................................................................................................................... 23 Mayor Stephen Mandel........................................................................................................................ 37 MEN..................................................................................................................... 158 Métis Child and Family Services Society of Edmonton................................................ 138 Métis Dance - Métis Music Inc.......................................................................................................... 24 Métis Employment Services - Zone IV Edmonton............................................................... 91 Métis Matters............................................................................................................................................... 54 Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)...................................................................................................... 121 Métis Regional Council Zone IV.................................................................................................... 121 MÉTIS SETTLEMENTS....................................................................................... 117 Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal............................................................................................ 121 Métis Settlements General Council............................................................................................ 122 Métis Settlements Ombudsman.................................................................................................. 122 Métis Settlements Strategic Training InitiativesSociety (STI)...................................... 123 Métis Urban Housing Corporation of Alberta Inc............................................................. 108 Michif Institute and Resource Centre.......................................................................................... 76 Mikisew Cree First Nation Allison Bay Indian Reserve # 219.......................................... 99 Mill Creek....................................................................................................................................................... 51 Millwoods Recreation Centre............................................................................................................ 50 Montana Cree Nation............................................................................................................................ 99 Muttart Conservatory............................................................................................................................ 47 N National Aboriginal Diabetes Association............................................................................. 139 Native Counseling Services of Alberta - Cunningham Place..................................... 108 Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA).................................................................. 114 Native Employment Initiatives......................................................................................................... 92 Native Journal 2003- Inc....................................................................................................................... 54 Native Seniors’ Centre......................................................................................................................... 168 Norquest College - Ben Calf Robe Upgrading...................................................................... 80

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North Edmonton Seniors Association...................................................................................... 168 Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations...................................................................... 114 Northern Alberta Cooperative Housing Association...................................................... 109 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) - Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator....................................................................................... 81 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) -Manager of Aboriginal & Government Initiatives................................................. 81 Northern Student Education Initiative........................................................................................ 82 North Peace Tribal Council (NPTC)............................................................................................. 124 O O’Chiese First Nation........................................................................................................................... 100 O’Leary Leisure Centre.......................................................................................................................... 50 Oliver Pool..................................................................................................................................................... 51 Oteenow Employment and Training Society.......................................................................... 92 Oteenow Employment Centre........................................................................................................ 93 Otipemisiwak - Voice of the Metis Nation of Alberta......................................................... 54 Our House Addiction Recovery Centre................................................................................... 110 OUTDOOR POOLS............................................................................................... 51 P Paddle Prairie............................................................................................................................................ 117 Painted Shirt Native Arts & Crafts................................................................................................... 24 Patricia Piche............................................................................................................................................... 25 Paul First Nation...................................................................................................................................... 100 Peace Hills Trust......................................................................................................................................... 33 Peavine......................................................................................................................................................... 117 Peter Hemingway Fitness & Leisure Centre in Coronation Park.................................. 51 Pikani Nation............................................................................................................................................ 100 Pinnacle Business Services Ltd......................................................................................................... 34 Planned Parenthood Edmonton.................................................................................................. 140 Poison Centre.............................................................................................................................................. 13 Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres............................................................................... 140 Public Service Commission of Canada........................................................................................ 93 R RCMP Aboriginal Recruiter/Career Counselor........................................................................ 94 Recovery Acres Society...................................................................................................................... 163 RECREATION CENTRES....................................................................................... 50 Red Road Healing Society................................................................................................................ 141 REPRESENTATIVE GROUPS..................................................................... 118, 120 River Cree Resort....................................................................................................................................... 34 S Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples.................................................................................. 62 SAGE - Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton............................................................ 168 Salvation Army........................................................................................................................................... 13 Samson Cree Nation............................................................................................................................ 100 Samson Management Limited........................................................................................................ 35 Sawridge Band........................................................................................................................................ 100 Scona Pool.................................................................................................................................................... 51 Scotiabank - Aboriginal Banking Centre.................................................................................... 35

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INDEX Senior’s Abuse Helpline........................................................................................................................ 13 Seniors Driving Centre....................................................................................................................... 169 Settlement Investment Corporation............................................................................................ 36 Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton............................................................................................. 14 Siksika Nation........................................................................................................................................... 100 Sir Winston Churchill Square............................................................................................................. 48 SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES..................................................................... 127 Society of St. Vincent de Paul........................................................................................................... 14 Spirit Staffing & Consulting Inc........................................................................................................ 94 Sports Central............................................................................................................................................. 63 Stan Daniels Healing Centre - Native Counseling Services of Alberta................. 162 Statistics Canada - Aboriginal Communications Officer............................................... 124 Stoney Bearspaw- Band..................................................................................................................... 101 Stoney Chiniki- Band........................................................................................................................... 101 Stoney Wesley- Band........................................................................................................................... 101 Student Legal Services....................................................................................................................... 116 Student Legal Services of Edmonton.......................................................................................... 15 Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation............................................................................................................. 101 Sucker Creek First Nation.................................................................................................................. 101 Sun and Moon Visionaries Aboriginal Artisans Society.................................................... 25 Sunchild First Nation........................................................................................................................... 101 Swan River First Nation...................................................................................................................... 101 Swansong Storytelling.......................................................................................................................... 26 T Tallcree First Nation.............................................................................................................................. 101 TA’WOW - WELCOME GUIDE............................................................................... 2 Terra Association......................................................................................................................... 142, 155 Terra Association - Services for Young Dads......................................................................... 159 Terry Lusty B.Ed.......................................................................................................................................... 26 The Alberta Association for Community Living................................................................. 142 The Canadian National Institute for the Blind..................................................................... 143 The Family Centre.................................................................................................................................. 162 The Heritage Amphiteatre.................................................................................................................. 46 The Mustard Seed (Edmonton)....................................................................................................... 15 The Native Perspective (CFWE)........................................................................................................ 52 The Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre................................................................... 48 The Support Network............................................................................................................................ 16 The Yellow Ribbon Dancers............................................................................................................... 26 Trade Winds To Success Training Society................................................................................... 95 Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta................................................................................................... 125 Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc.................................................................................................................. 125 Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc..................................................................................................................... 63 Tsuu T’ina Nation.................................................................................................................................... 101 Two Spirit Circle of Edmonton Society....................................................................................... 63 U University of Alberta - Aboriginal Health Care Careers Program................................ University of Alberta - Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP).................... University of Alberta - Alberta Acadre Network.................................................................... University of Alberta - Faculty of Native Studies...................................................................

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University of Alberta - Indigenous Law Program................................................................. 86 Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centers Initiative (UMAYC)........................ 150 Urban Native Housing Registry.................................................................................................... 110 V Valley Zoo...................................................................................................................................................... 48 Voices of the Urban Indigenous Peoples.................................................................................. 64 W Wahkotowin Kinship Society.............................................................................................. 144, 155 Western Economic Diversification Canada - Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS). 126 Whitefish Goodfish- Lake First Nation...................................................................................... 102 Whitefish Lake First Nation.............................................................................................................. 102 Wicihitowin: Circle of Shared Responsibility And Stewardship................................... 64 William Lutsky YMCA Family Community Centre................................................................. 58 Windspeaker................................................................................................................................................ 52 Wingate Inn Edmonton West........................................................................................................... 36 Wings of Providence Society.......................................................................................................... 156 Winston Wuttunee................................................................................................................................... 27 WOMEN.............................................................................................................. 152 Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC).................................................. 16 Women Building Futures.................................................................................................................. 157 Woodland Cree First Nation............................................................................................................ 102 Y Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC)..................................................................................................... 86 Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency............................................................................................ 144 YOUTH................................................................................................................ 146 Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS).................................................................................. 17

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