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Iskwéwak Waniskawak

Aims to help Aboriginal people, in particular women, their families and youth, access meaningful employment by providing services promoting labour market skills, career counselling and career planning, working with employers to identify work opportunities, working with employers and employee client to ensure successful work placements, and providing access to education opportunities.

Prince Albert Grand Council Women's Commission

Provides healing from the effects of family violence using a holistic approach that involves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of victim(s), children, offenders, extended families and the community. Targets Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems with family violence, as well as serving non-Aboriginal people who are in crisis and seeking support.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network  
http://www.caan.ca

Forms a coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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National Aboriginal Health Organization  
http://www.naho.ca

Works to influence and advance the health and well being of Aboriginal Peoples. Web site includes sections for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, research updates, details of upcoming conferences, an on-line newsletter, and access to a searchable database of their bibliographic and Web based resources, programs, and services.

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Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project  
http://www.ksdpp.org/
Works to prevent type 2 diabetes in Kahnawake and empower community members to care for their personal and family health through continual improvement of their diabetes prevention model based on Kanien’keha values. Collaborates with all community organizations on a shared vision of diabetes prevention activities that reach all community members. (See Details)
Métis Women of Yorkton
Responds to the needs of children and their families who are at risk for family violence in Yorkton. Targets Metis people, and especially Metis parents and children who are experiencing family violence, and also serves both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Services offered include: developing men’s and women’s healing circles, using traditional Aboriginal models; interviewing clients to assess their needs; acting as a liaison to other resources and agencies; facilitating appropriate therapies for clients; counselling clients and groups about family violence; referring clients to other programs if needed; and educating clients and the community about family violence.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health  
http://www.wabano.com
Forms a health centre whose mandate is to prevent ill health, treat illness, and provide support and aftercare programming. Services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal peoples. A satellite health centre is provided for the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation community at Golden Lake. Offers an integrated, holistic approach to health encompassing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of well-being. (See Details)
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada  
http://www.anac.on.ca/
Serves as a voice for health issues related to First Nations communities. Offers consultation to nursing research and participates in professional and community initiatives. Membership includes nursing professionals of Aboriginal ancestry and other health workers in First Nations communities. (See Details)
National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research  
http://www.mcgill.ca/namhr/
Works to provide research capacity to address the pressing mental health needs and concerns of Aboriginal peoples in rural and urban settings. (See Details)
The Aboriginal Circle of Life and Wellspring Cancer Support Group
Meets with other members of the aboriginal community who are dealing with cancer and their loved ones. Shares feelings and worries. Teaches members on ways to cope with stress, access help in the community and take part in aboriginal customs and traditions. Professionally facilitated.