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Aboriginal Women's Council of Saskatchewan

Forms an initiative of the Community Justice Programs of the Government of Saskatchewan. Includes in its objectives: educating and organizing Aboriginal women to help with issues such as safety, victimization, abuse and healing; influencing the development of social policy that is sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal women and children; promoting wellness and safe environments through community development and economic development, and; providing crime prevention and family violence programs for youth.

QWOC: Queer Women of Colour

Forms an organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race, racial, ethnic and cultural minority women and girls who are questioning their sexuality and/or who identify with bisexual, dyke, transgendered, queer, lesbian. A Victoria-based social and political group that promotes awareness and action around queer and racial issues.

Pacific Association of First Nations Women

Assists Aboriginal women and their families with health, education, and social services issues. Serves as the host agency for a variety of programs providing support and direct client services to Aboriginal individuals and their families.

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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Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women  
http://www.iaaw.ca/
Promotes positive attitudes towards aboriginal women. Promotes aboriginal women and their particular field of expertise and ability. Addresses issues of concern at the local, provincial, federal and international levels. Encourages the participation of Indigenous people, including women, in any forums dealing with Indigenous human rights. (See Details)
Visions Centre of Innovation  
http://www.visions.ab.ca/
Visions is a Centre of Innovation committed to developing and communicating a deeper understanding of Aboriginal population health. Aboriginal identity, traditions, culture and relationship patterns are integrated in the Visions mandate. Visions strives to build and maintain effective partnerships with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal communities through..... 1) health promotion - technical and organizational support for national, regional and local health promotion initiatives directed toward Aboriginal People; 2) health innovation research and evaluation - applied research related to Aboriginal population health and related "best practices"; 3) information sharing and networking - using technology and conventional means to facilitate effective communication, skills development and knowledge transfer among community-based service providers. (See Details)
Sunrise Native Addictions Services
Assists individuals and families affected by addictions by providing education, prevention treatment and support. Offers Women's programs including Weekly Women's Group, Weekly Sharing Circle and E.A.G.L.E. (Ending Aggression Group Living Empowered) Circle.
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective  
http://www.sistersong.net/
Works to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. (See Details)
Mother of Red Nations Women's Council of Manitoba  
http://morn.cimnet.ca/
Works to promote, protect and support the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental well being of all Aboriginal women and children in Manitoba; and to provide voice, representation and advocacy for Aboriginal women through spiritual, cultural, social, economic, political, educational, and recreational development. Provides advocacy and support for Aboriginal women. Administers a skills development training and employment fund for urban Aboriginal women. Creates and promotes community training and learning initiatives to empower and build individual and community capacity. Connects Aboriginal women with culturally relevant healing, training and professional development initiatives. Organizes workshops and conferences on a wide range of issues impacting Aboriginal women in Manitoba. (See Details)
Mamawihetowin Crisis Centre
Provides a shelter for Aboriginal women and their children.