Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 19, 2014 11:00 ET

Support for Aboriginal Women's Services in Edmonton

Government of Canada announces funding for the Creating Hope Society of Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Creating Hope Society of Alberta will receive $55,470 through the Aboriginal Women's Programming Element of the Canadian Heritage's Aboriginal Peoples' Program to support the "Aboriginal Women's Cultural Wellness" project. This was announced today by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Funding will enable the Creating Hope Society of Alberta to organize four 10-week-long cultural programs for 60 Aboriginal women in the Edmonton-area.
  • Program activities include information sessions, cultural teachings, traditional craft projects and sweat lodge ceremonies.
  • The Creating Hope Society of Alberta is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organization that delivers cultural programs and information sessions to families involved in the provincial child welfare system in Alberta.
  • The Aboriginal Women's Programming Element supports Aboriginal women's projects that address issues affecting them and their families and that strengthen their cultural identity and traditions.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages and cultures for Aboriginal communities. They are an integral part of Canada's identity. I commend the efforts of the Creating Hope Society of Alberta to preserve the cultural identity of Aboriginal women in Alberta."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Creating Hope Society is an organization that works towards breaking the cycle of child welfare, and we recognize our Aboriginal women are the heart of our families by which we must continue to build positive programs that will support and freely express their creativity through cultural teachings, information sessions and traditional crafts. It will be a program for self-worth, empowerment and strengthening our cultural identity and traditions. Creating Hope Society is grateful to receive funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Aboriginal Peoples' Program."

-Bernadette Iahtail, Executive Director, Creating Hope Society of Alberta

Associated Links

Creating Hope Society of Alberta

Aboriginal Women's Programming Elements

Aboriginal Peoples' Program

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    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
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