Resources (Calgary)

NWAC ACTION PLAN (our calls, our actions) 2021

Title of our cover artwork:  MISSING AND MURDERED INDGENO9US WOMEN Created by Lauren Polchies. Graphic Designer and Illustrator who live in New Brunswick. IN THE ARTIST’S WORDS: This piece was created for the Native Women’s Association of Canada for their action plan. Our Calls, Our Actions, regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender- Diverse People. The number four is featured throughout this piece to represent the four directions; there are four main women and four animals at the centre of this piece. ...

Coalitions Creating Equity Response Model to Hate Incidents in Alberta

Coalitions Creating Equity brings together regional community networks, organizations and individuals across Alberta to collaboratively address issues of discrimination, inequity and racism. This project aims to build capacity in areas of local community engagement, leadership support, and resource mobilization. CCE is part of a province-wide initiative that involves similar collaboratives in Wood Buffalo, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary. Alberta Coalitions Creating Equity released June 2020, the CCE Alberta Response Model to Hate Incidents in Alberta- 5 municipalities together developed a mechanism to provide service providers with tools and guidelines to effectively respond to incidents of hate. This model was informed by a provincial-wide survey and various regional focus groups and community engagements.

Indigenous Funders Guide 2020

A Resource Tool for Indigenous Non-Profit Organizations.

Forward Together on empowering Indigenous Communities (Key Learnings from Forward Summit)

This report summarizes the main themes that emerged during Forward Summit – an Indigenous led, multi-day conference dedicated to advancing economic partnerships, discovering opportunities for change and supporting relationships between Canada’s industry leaders and Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal Lateral Violence (fact sheet)

Although a worldwide occurrence, this fact sheet is about how lateral violence impacts Aboriginal people. Unlike workplace bullying, lateral violence differs in that Aboriginal people are now abusing their own people in similar ways that they have been abused. It is a cycle of abuse and its roots lie in factors such as: colonization, oppression, inter-generational trauma and the ongoing experiences of racism and discrimination.

Reclaiming Power and Place (Executive Summary)

Reclaiming Power and Place: Executive Summary of The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Reclaiming Power and Place (Volume 1a-1)

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Volume 1a-1

Reclaiming Power and Place (Volume 1b)

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Volume 1b

Calgary Indigenous Sharing Network - Community Plan 2018-19

Supporting Indigenous Sharing Network (SISN) is community driven by the community, for the community to strengthen the voice of Indigenous peoples and the relationships with key stakeholders for within two coalition groups, the Lethbridge (LISN) and Calgary Indigenous Sharing Networks (CISN). Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP) Coalition Community Initiative is funding both Lethbridge and Calgary cities wanting to engage with urban Indigenous communities. UPIP seeks their input to develop, to establish and maintain Indigenous coalitions. These coalitions will share information, discuss current emerging issues, identify local priorities and needs, continue with community planning and promote collaboration at a local level. The Community Engagement & Partnership program(s) lead by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) and funded through UPIP is supporting this work. The SISN has established a multi-stakeholder network in both Lethbridge and Calgary. Community, organizations, agencies, et al…

Indigenous Health Transformational Roadmap 2018-2020

The Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM is committed to work in partnership with Indigenous peoples, organizations and dedicated partners to close the gap in health outcomes with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The transformational roadmap is the first step on a long road forward for our Strategic Clinical NetworkTM. Now our work and journey together truly begins. The Indigenous Health Transformational Roadmap (TRM) marks this journey forward and supports us to inform, through partnership and engagement, a way forward. It proposes three strategic directions for collective action across AHS and, with our partners, to enable the provision of quality services for better health outcomes with Indigenous populations in Alberta, and ultimately, for all Albertans.

Taking Action Against Racism JUNE 2018

After six Muslims were killed in a Quebec City mosque in 2017, the Premier committed to take action against racism in Alberta. This plan delivers on that commitment, following Minister Eggen’s extensive consultations with Albertans who experience racism first-hand. Participants in these consultations told us a lot about problems: How racism makes finding good jobs harder, and how hate crimes and racial slurs hurt their targets. We heard how hard it sometimes was to get access to programs, or even know what rights someone had.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action.

Calgary Aboriginal Services Guide

Relating to Calgary’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, This guide, together with companion publications the Calgary Street Survival Guide and the Calgary Youth Services Guide, form part of The City of Calgary’s response to support residents with unique challenges. The guide is not a full list of all services available to Calgary’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Additional information is available at, a website of community, government, health and social services. This online database is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, The City of Calgary and other agencies across the province. Call 211 if you cannot find what you are looking for or don’t have access to a computer. 211 is a 24-hour, free, confidential and multilingual telephone service that can connect you to many other programs and services not listed in this guide.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The General Assembly,Taking note of the recommendation of the Human Rights Council contained in its resolution 1/2 of 29 June 2006,1 by which the Council adopted the text of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Recalling its resolution 61/178 of 20 December 2006, by which it decided to defer consideration of and action on the Declaration to allow time for further consultations thereon, and also decided to conclude its consideration before the end of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, Adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as contained in the annex to the present resolution. 107th plenary meeting 13 September 2007


A concise, unvarnished account of the history of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada


Introduction Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a systemic problem in Canada that affects adults and youth alike. The FASD Working Group of the Indigenous Justice Circle1 proposes an amendment to Bill C-75 that will increase the power of courts to ensure offenders with FASD are effectively and appropriately identified, supported, and sentenced in the criminal justice system. The Criminal Code of Canada (Criminal Code) 2 should have a procedural mechanism that allows courts to convene groups of persons to give advice about offenders with FASD (FASD Conferences). A court-ordered conference model has been successfully used in the youth criminal justice context for over a decade through case conferences mandated under section 19 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act 3 (Section 19 Conferences). Experience with Alberta-based programming for youth offenders shows that Section 19 Conferences successfully reduce recidivism and effectively support offenders with FASD in the youth criminal justice system.

Indigenous Cultural Understanding Framework

Vision: Honouring Indigenous peoples from a place of cultural understanding and respectful relationships. The Framework‘s vision focuses on a holistic Learning and Development Pathway to Indigenous cultural understanding for Ministry employees that fosters respectful relationships and facilitates the development and delivery of culturally appropriate services, programs, and policies. The vision aligns with the Government of Alberta’s commitment to work toward reconciliation and to achieving better outcomes for children and families, through partnership and a collaborative approach that addresses the root causes of social and economic challenges.

A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow

A Public Action Plan for the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention’s Final Recommendations Message from the Minister of Children’s Services; This public action plan provides a pathway to a stronger, safer child intervention system that better protects children and youth, and supports families.

On any given day in Alberta, more than 10,000 children and youth receive child intervention services, and roughly six out of every 10 of these young people are Indigenous. The Government of Alberta has a responsibility to do everything possible to protect and support our province’s children, youth and their families, and to continually improve the services and supports we deliver. I think about this every day. As Minister of Children’s Services, I strive to make life better for children, youth and families across the province.

Serving Crime Victims Through Restorative Justice

Restorative justice is being embraced by many communities with in Alberta, Canada and internationally as promising approach to criminal harm and victimization. the growth and development of this field requires ongoing efforts by its advocates to maintain Fidelity to its core values and principles. A central principle of restorative justice is to support the involvement in voice of crime victims and survivors in justice. Serving crime victims through rest of Justice a resource guide for leaders and practitioners is an expression of this commitment. this guide, composed by a team of restorative justice researchers and practitioners, is based on interviews with crime victims and key stakeholders throughout Alberta, a review of international research examining the roles of victims in restorative justice, and the authors decades of combined professional experience supporting people in the aftermath crime to restorative approaches. This guide, describes the central themes of this research and explores in detail how these findings can inform the ways in which restorative justice programs and practices may be shaped with care and attention to the needs of crime victims.

Guide for Developing Restorative Justice Programs in Alberta

Restorative justice is inherently a community justice process and should be driven by community practitioners. Often, when community groups or individuals in a community want to start a restorative justice program there are many questions that come to mind. Who to contact? Where do referrals come from? How to get funding? How are volunteers trained? Where does support come from? This Guide helps answer these questions. It is also meant to be a resource for all of those who might have a role in initiating, supporting or participating in restorative justice programs.

Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

A joint project of: The Advocates’ Society, The Indigenous Bar Association, The Law Society of Ontario, Publication Version May 8, 2018 Introduction There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples1 of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

Engaging with an Elder: A Co-created Story​

This Elder Protocol project is centered on Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. As the facilitator of this project, I have been blessed to work with our Calgary based Elders, knowledge holders and partner Cultural Mediators to make this happen.

Indigenous Funders Guide

A Resource Tool for Indigenous Non-Profit Organizations.

Helping families stay housed: a toolkit

Tonight, some families in our community will be sleeping in a shelter and not their own homes. Something has occurred that caused them to lose housing. It could have been a job loss, unforeseen expenses, or a personal crisis and now they are homeless.

Reconciliation Implementation Plan 2017-2027

The City of Lethbridge values inclusion, equity and diversity in our community and is committed to becoming a community of reconciliation with our Indigenous population on Blackfoot lands and working in partnership with the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network, the Kainai Nation and the Piikani Nation...

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Indigenous Funders Guide 2021

A Resource Tool for Indigenous Non-Profit Organizations.