Living Well Support Resources

PPW Resources: Support for the Education, Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous youth and their communities. Newsletters
Indspire:Aboriginal career development and funding programs:
Indspire: Rivers to Success Aboriginal Mentoring Program :
Portrays four universal growth needs: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity based on resilience research, traditional tribal philosophies of child rearing and the wisdom of early pioneers in education and youth work.
Journals and articles at:
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sports and Physical Activity
Aboriginal Women and Leadership program:
First Nations (Alberta) Technical Services Advisory Group (TSAG):
Our purpose is to assist Alberta First Nations gain the proper tools and knowledge that will help to achieve and maintain high standards in technology and services within the community.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
The Aboriginal Business Mentorship program: pairing Aboriginal entrepreneurs (protégés) with senior executives from Canadian companies (mentors):
TV series of 13 ½ hour documentaries focused on current, relevant issues explored in traditional, spiritual ways fashioned around the Seven Natural Virtues: Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth.
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Native Friendship Centres:
The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association is committed to providing the highest caliber of services and supports to community-based Friendship Centres. As part of this ongoing commitment, the ANFCA offers a range of key services to member Friendship Centres.
Career development: Guiding Circles training for Career Crafting professionals
Aboriginal inclusion and employers of choice Partnerships: Leaders Circle
Stationed in Saskatoon Sask
Alberta Learning Information System (ALIS):
Career development site: Alberta and Canada wide resources
Alberta Indian Investment Corporation:
Support for small business in Alberta; mentors for entrepreneurial businesses.The Alberta Indian Investment Corporation website hosts the eBundle (the Enterpreneur Bundle) under their Business services area. It provides an array of resources to the Aboriginal entrepreneur
Government of Canada: Indigenous Services Canada
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH).  is a national Aboriginal organization established in 2005 by the Government of Canada and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange. The NCCAH is hosted by the University of Northern BC (UNBC) in Prince George, BC.
About the NCCAH : Knowledge translation, sharing, and exchange
The NCCAH is making significant strides in support of a renewed public health system that is inclusive and respectful of diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our collaborations in knowledge sharing extend beyond traditional boundaries – institutional, jurisdictional, geographical and professional – to address the multi-faceted and structural issues underpinning Indigenous health. We continue to strengthen the links between evidence, knowledge, practice and policy in support of the public health goals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Aboriginal Womens Professional Association, The Aboriginal Women's Professional Association (AWPA) exists to provide Aboriginal women in Edmonton, Alberta the opportunity to gather and meet other Aboriginal women and to learn from each other. We are here to mentor and share relevant teachings with interested Aboriginal Women of all ages, regardless of background or experience. 
The Community Adult Learning Network;The Community Learning Network provides leadership, resources, and connections to over 80 Community Adult Learning Councils (CALCs) across Alberta.
Community Adult Learning Councils address the part-time, non-credit learning needs of adults within specified geographic boundaries. Currently 80 in number, these unique councils consist of representatives of the local community who work together to meet the program goals:
  • To improve the accessibility of learning opportunities in Alberta's communities, especially for those individuals with special needs or barriers to learning.
  • To provide opportunities for Albertans to acquire important foundational skills such as literacy and English as a Second Language.
  • To address education, training and learning gaps in Alberta's communities.
  • To mobilize community volunteers and other resources in support of learning.
  • To contribute to solving individual and community problems through learning initiatives, in coordination and cooperation with related organizations.


The Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA)  the Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association exists in order to establish a community of adult learners whose life long learning needs and wants are fulfilled. ECALA will be a leader in the development, coordination and provision of life long learning opportunities for adults in our community.


The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is a non-profit, policy-driven, international research, training, information, documentation and publishing centre of UNESCO. One of six educational institutes of UNESCO, UIL  promotes lifelong learning policy and practice with a focus on adult learning and education, especially literacy and non-formal education and alternative learning opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged groups.  Education in the World:

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. We connect with and support the empowerment of First Nations, Inuit and Métis nations, communities, and individuals in building a stronger, healthier future.
The Healthy Aboriginal Networknon profit promotion of health, literacy and wellness.  Provides comic books for Aboriginal youth on Social Issues.  view and buy at:

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