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Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  
http://www.soadi.ca/
Supports Aboriginal communities by working to decrease the high incidence of diabetes and its complications through prevention, intervention, and management activities. Web site includes an events page, a newsletter, pamphlets about different diabetes prevention and management issues, and links to related resources. (See Details)
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto  
http://www.aboriginallegal.ca/
Forms an organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members in Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them. Works to reduce the rate of incarceration and recidivism amongst the Aboriginal population of Toronto, reduce the high incidence of conflict between Aboriginal people and the criminal justice and family court systems in Metropolitan Toronto, increase the confidence of Aboriginal people to deal effectively with all aspects of the justice system, help develop an Aboriginal community within Toronto that can function with pride and confidence in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. (See Details)
Red Road HIV/AIDS Network Society  
http://www.red-road.org/
Works to support the development and delivery of culturally appropriate, innovative, coordinated, accessible, inclusive and accountable HIV/AIDS programs and services for Aboriginal people. (See Details)
National Aboriginal Diabetes Association  
http://www.nada.ca
Forms an organization that supports individuals, families and communities to access resources for diabetes prevention, education and research. Creates partnerships with organizations committed to the prevention and management of diabetes. Promotes community wellness as a strategy to prevent diabetes. (See Details)
Aboriginal Healing Foundation  
http://www.ahf.ca
Forms an organization whose mission is to encourage and support Aboriginal people in building and reinforcing sustainable health processes that address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in the residential school system, including intergenerational impacts. Forme un organisme qui a pour mandat d'appuyer les peuples autochtones et de les encourager à concevoir, développer et renforcer des démarches de guérison durables qui s'attaquent aux effets des abus sexuels et physiques subis dans les pensionnats, y compris les répercussions intergénérationnelles. (See Details)
National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence  
http://www.nacafv.ca/
Forms a national body to "unify the voice" and coordinate efforts to reduce violence and share information on best practices to address violence in the Aboriginal community, which evolved from a Best Practices Conference in 1999. Initiates, designs and delivers culturally appropriate programs and services to address family violence, and to support shelters and family violence prevention centres. Provides necessary support to service providers for networking and capacity building. Web site provides lists of aboriginal shelters in Canada. (See Details)
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)
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)
Forest Peoples Programme  
http://forestpeoples.gn.apc.org/
Forms an organization that supports forest peoples’ rights to determine their own futures, to control the use of their lands and to carry out sustainable use of their resources. Provides technical, fund-raising, capacity-building and policy advice to local forest communities and indigenous peoples, and works closely with the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. Carries out research, analysis, and advocacy to ensure that the rights of forest peoples are central to the development of policy at national and international level. Publishes authoritative studies on the situation of forest peoples, in English, French and Spanish. (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.