Aboriginal/métis/inuit women

Aboriginal/métis/inuit women

Healing Our Nations

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Groups Served: 
Women with particular health conditions
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Counseling

Our purpose is to educate First Nation people about HIV disease and AIDS. Knowing the risks associated with the spread of HIV and defining the myths and facts about AIDS is the first step to healing our nations. Eliminating the spread of AIDS in First Nation communities is not the only focus of our organization because we see this disease as only a symptom of a greater problem. Our goal is to help First Nation people rediscover their pride, traditions, and spirituality in an attempt to improve child development and eliminate family violence, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-942-4255
Email Address: 
ea@accesswave.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
902-942-2500
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-565-4255
Street Address: 
31 Gloster Court
City: 
Dartmouth
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3B 1X9
Internal Notes : 
Found multiple addresses: -- street: "Suite 607" -- street2: "45 Alderney Drive" -- city: "Dartmouth" -- province: "Nova Scotia" -- postalcode: "B2Y 2N6" -- country: "Canada" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "Suite 607" -- street2: "45 Alderney Drive" -- city: "Dartmouth" -- province: "Nova Scotia" -- postalcode: "B2Y 2N6" -- country: "Canada"

Saskatchewan First Nations Women's Commission

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

The Saskatchewan First Nations’ Women’s Commission (SFNWC) is the recognized regional voice for the advancement of First Nations’ women’s and children’s rights in Saskatchewan. The SFNWC is committed to the development and sustenance of healthy communities by which all First Nations people benefit. The SFNWC takes the lead on certain issues that are considered “women’s and children’s issues” in mainstream society, although not dictated as such in First Nations communities because First Nations philosophy emphasizes collective as opposed to individual rights.

 

Historically, since the 1960’s First Nations’ Women in Saskatchewan have come together to discuss a variety of issues and the poor living conditions in which they had to endure. The Saskatchewan First Nations’ Women’s Commission (SFNWC) was formed in 2000, first as a Council, and in February 2004, the Chiefs-in-Assembly voted for the FSIN Convention Act to be amended to include the SFNWC as the seventh Commission. The FSIN Women’s Act was ratified at the June 2004 Chiefs-in-Assembly and is a formal piece of legislation that validates the ongoing movement of Saskatchewan First Nations’ Women.

 

Honoring the Treaties is a priority for Saskatchewan First Nations’ women's groups. The mandate of the Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission is the development of First Nation Women’s rights and advocate to develop women’s strategic initiatives while respecting the Treaty process. In the past we have ensured this vision is met through:

 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-665-1215
Secondary Telephone: 
Acting Executive Director 306-721-2822
Fax Number: 
306-244-4413/306-721-2707
Street Address: 
200-103A Packham Ave
Addt'l Street Address: 
490A Hoffer Dr
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7N 4K4/S4N 7A1
Internal Notes : 
Found multiple addresses: -- street: "" -- street2: "200-103A Packham Ave" -- city: "Saskatoon" -- province: "Saskatchewan" -- postalcode: "S7N 4K4" -- country: "Canada" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "" -- street2: "200-103A Packham Ave" -- city: "Saskatoon" -- province: "Saskatchewan" -- postalcode: "S7N 4K4" -- country: "Canada"

Algonquin Nation Progam and Services Secretariat

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Health promotion
Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
819-723-2019
Fax Number: 
819-723-2345
Street Address: 
CP Box 367
Addt'l Street Address: 
24 Algonquin Ave
City: 
Notre-Dame-du-Nord
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
J0Z 3B0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Information provision and referral

Works to promote, develop and enhance the quality of life of Montreal's urban Aboriginal community. 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
514-499-1854
Email Address: 
info@nfcm.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
514-499-9436
Tollfree Phone Number: 
855-499-1854
Street Address: 
2001 St Laurent Blvd (corner of Ontario)
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2X 2T3

Panos Institute

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Francophones
Families
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Panos Canada is part of the global Panos Network: eight autonomous institutes in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.  The Network has a strong focus on the economically and socially disadvantaged.  
 
Individual Panos institutes  have programmes on children & youth, climate,  energy, environment & natural resources, food security, gender, globalisation, health, HIV-AIDS, human security, ICTs, migration, media pluralism, and pastoralism.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-331-0262
Email Address: 
info@cwhn.ca
Street Address: 
1503 1266 Nelson St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6E 1J7

Lurana Shelter

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Clinical or health care 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.

At Lurana Shelter, our main objective is to facilitate empowerment of the women and children we serve. We seek to empower by encouraging information based decision-making; by increasing awareness of the cycle of violence and the effects of abuse; by working to reduce the problematic symptoms experienced by child witnesses; by strengthening the relationship between the child and the non-abusive parent; by encouraging positive behaviour patterns and attitudes in the children; and by helping mothers attain the tools that will enable her to build a safe, nurturing environment for her children.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
Lurana Shelter’s Crisis Line 780-424-5875
Email Address: 
info@luranashelter.com
Street Address: 
PO Box 39030 Norwood Postal Outlet
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5B 4T8

Sucker Creek Women's Emergency Shelter

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Organization Type: 
Private foundation
Service Language: 
English

Mandate: To provide shelter for women in crisis as well as abused women and children.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-526-2929
Secondary Telephone: 
24hr Crisis Line 780-526-4357
Email Address: 
screekwes@gmail.com
Fax Number: 
780-526-4940
Street Address: 
PO Box 231
City: 
Enilda
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0G 0W0

Dogrib Community Services Board

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Our Agency is both new and old. Established on August 4th, 2005, the Agency is a creation of the Tåîchô Agreement. However our Agency also has its roots in organizations that have been delivering programs and services in the Tåîchô communities for almost forty years. These organizations include the Dogrib Community Services Board (1997-2005), the Dogrib Divisional Board of Education (1989-1997) and the Rae-Edzo School Society (1967-1989). Our Agency is both new and old. Established on August 4th, 2005, the Agency is a creation of the Tåîchô Agreement. However our Agency also has its roots in organizations that have been delivering programs and services in the Tåîchô communities for almost forty years. These organizations include the Dogrib Community Services Board (1997-2005), the Dogrib Divisional Board of Education (1989-1997) and the Rae-Edzo School Society (1967-1989).

Contact Info
Street Address: 
Bag 1
City: 
Rae Edzo
Province: 
Northwest Territories
Postal/ZIP Code: 
X0E 0Y0

Northern Interior Regional Health Board

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Clinical or health care services
Alternative care
Counseling

A ten-member Board of Directors appointed by the Government of British Columbia governs Northern Health. The current chair of the NH Board is Dr. Charles Jago, who was appointed to the position in 2007.

 

While board members come from communities across the region, by-laws establish that their role is to make decisions to meet health needs for the entire region rather than representing a particular community or area. Some of the Board’s functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Governance and oversight responsibilities;
  • Setting overall strategic direction for the organization;
  • Approval of budget submissions and business plans submitted by staff;
  • Receiving progress reports on organizational activities and business plans;
  • Reviewing and approving capital plans;
  • Granting privileges for physicians to practice in Northern Health facilities, on the advice and recommendation of the Northern Health Medical Advisory Committee; and
  • Reviewing and approving overarching strategies to address aspects of the performance agreement Northern Health holds with the Province of British Columbia.

The Northern Health Board meets approximately every two months in regular session, with an open board meeting and public presentation session at all regular meetings. The board ensures that one meeting per year is held in a Northeast community with another in a Northwest community. The remaining meetings are held in the Northern Interior, usually in Prince George.

Contact Info
Street Address: 
2000 15th Ave
City: 
Prince George
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V2M 1S2

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Consulting
Community education/development
Support group/peer support
Counseling

Skookum Jim™ Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to a vision of bettering the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well being of First Nations peoples, fostering the way of Friendship and understanding between people.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
867-633-7680
Email Address: 
http://www.skookumjim.com/contact.php
Fax Number: 
867-668-4460
Street Address: 
3159 3rd Ave
City: 
Whitehorse
Province: 
Yukon
Postal/ZIP Code: 
Y1A 1G1
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