BACKGROUND Calgary Indigenous Sharing Network (CISN) is funded through Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP) and lead by Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s (NCSA) Community Engagement & Partnership Coordinator. This coalition and/or collaborative work is not new to Calgary, in fact it grew out of the work that was initiated in 1999 “Removing Barriers: A Listening Circle” 7, which endeavored to identify solutions to barriers that face Aboriginal Calgarians. Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative (CUAI) was born and continued this work until it sunset in 2015.
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 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.
PREPARED BY: ALBERTA RESTORATIVE JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
A Division of the Rehabilitation Society of Southwestern Alberta “Supporting People with Disabilities or Medical Barriers to Work” Pre-Register