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Flying Canoe Festival 2019

On January 31st, 2019 and February 1st & 2nd, 2019, come out to a fun filled celebration of  Métis culture! Its a great opportunity to learn and teach children in a creative way.

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Inner Circle January 9, 2019- February 13, 2019

Inner Circle is a new program through our G.I.R.L.S. Empowered and Strong program at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton. This free 6-week group program is designed to strengthen relationships between caregivers and teen girls through learning communication skills, building trust, and connecting with Indigenous culture.

Registration Details

Participants must register in pairs: one teen girl aged 12-17 with a female caregiver in her life. Caregivers can be biological parents, foster parents, kukoms, live-in support workers, other guardians, family members that are working towards reunification, or other configurations that you feel would benefit from this program. Both participants must register willingly and will be expected to attend all sessions. Bus tickets can be provided to assist with transportation if needed. Light snacks will also be provided.

Inner Circle Registration January 2019

Great Kids Award 2019

Great Kids Award 2019

The nomination period for the 2019 Great Kids Award is now open! Sixteen children and youth from around Alberta will be recognized at the 19th Annual Great Kids Award ceremony in spring 2019.

What is the Great Kids Award?

Since 1999, the Great Kids Award has recognized remarkable children and youth who positively impact their communities. These great kids have made a difference while overcoming challenging circumstances, including managing a physical or mental illness, overcoming a difficult living situation, and speaking out against bullying.

Do you know a great kid in your community? Consider nominating them for a Great Kid Award.

How to nominate a Great Kid

Nominees must reside in Alberta and be between ages five and 18. To nominate a Great Kid, fill out and submit a nomination form at Information you will need to provide with your nomination form includes:

  • Contact information for the nominee (including birthdate) and you (the nominator)
  • A one to two page letter from you (the nominator) describing why you think they deserve to win the Great Kids Award
  • Two additional letters (one page each) from individuals who know this child, supporting your nomination and describing why that kid is a Great Kid!
  • Permission from the nominee’s parent or legal guardian

Deadline for nominations is NOW until 4 p.m. January 31, 2019.

Who can be a nominator? Any resident of Alberta can nominate a Great Kid – parents, teachers, coaches, pastors, social workers, neighbours…even peers!


Look around your community…seek out and celebrate the amazing young people we have in Alberta!


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The “72 hour strike notice” that was issued by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to the
Canada Post Corporation last week has now taken effect. As of 00:01 October 22, 2018, 24 hour rotating
strikes have begun across the country. Edmonton (Alberta) is one of four locations effected October 22,
2018. The strikes are expected to last for 24 hours with different locations striking daily.

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Survey: Albertan LGBTQ2S + Youth (Age 12-29)

The Alberta Ministry of Children’s Services, Edmonton Region CFS and the CHEW (Comprehensive Health Education Workers) Project have partnered to develop a survey to gather information from LGTBQ2S youth and young adults regarding their experiences with either the Children’s Services or Youth Justice system. This feedback will be used to inform program, policy and service delivery development broadly. Please share with youth who would be interested in completing this survey!

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What You Need To Know About Cannabis Legalization

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Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal across Canada. The Government of Alberta created the Alberta Cannabis Framework and legislation to set the stage for the legal and responsible use of cannabis in this province.

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Aboriginal Day Celebration Art Contest

Sharing: “…Paul First Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, Alexander Cree Nation, Parkland School Division, Stony Plain Aboriginal Parent Link Centre, Alberta Parenting for the Future, Town of Stony Plain, City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and Edmonton Region Child and Family Services are excited to announce our art contest.

We want to see your artwork!

Artwork can be in any medium (drawing, painting, photography, etc). The contest is open to everyone, however the focus of the artwork must reflect the celebration of our First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples.


  • Primary/Elementary (Ages 5 – 12)
  • Junior High/High School (Ages 9 – 18)…

…Contest Rules and Requirements:

• Artwork entry must be about our Aboriginal Peoples (First Nation, Métis and Inuit).
• Name, contest category, school name (if applicable) and contact information must be included on the back of the submission.
• Signed Entry Form with release. Note: parent/guardian required to sign Entry Form on behalf of entrants under the age of 18.
• Submission deadline is Friday, June 15, 2018.
• Art submissions will not be returned. Artwork can be picked up between June 25 – June 29, 2018 from Stony Plain Neighbourhood Centre: 4813-47 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1S2
• Attention schools: If submitting artwork as part of a class project where similar pieces will be entered, please submit the top 5 pieces…”

.  *Please note deadline is extended to June 20th*

Learn more::

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Download contest entry form here:

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!!!

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!

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Alberta 2018 POW WOW’s

2018 Alberta Pow Wow’s

Visit: for some Pow Wow’s in Alberta in 2018

Below you will find some calendars showing Dates of Pow Wow’s in Treaty 6

JUNE 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar

JULY 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar

AUGUST 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar

Additional POW WOW not on the above .PDF calendars is:

Edmonton Catholic Schools and Indigenous Learning Services in partnership with Ben Calf Robe Society and the City of Edmonton present…
37th Annual Ben Calf Robe Traditional POW WOW on Saturday May 12th, 2018 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The event is at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (Indoor Fieldhouse)  Here is a link to the website:—May-12th.aspx

Please let us know if there are any missing and we will be happy to add them!

AFKA Bursary – Deadline June 1st

The AFKA bursary fund is designed to assist foster, former foster, adopted, or a biological child of a foster or *kinship caregiver or a child currently placed with or formerly placed with a *kinship caregiver to continue education in either a college, university, vocational institution, or for other special educational pursuits.

All applications must be postmarked no later than June 1st, 2018

*Kinship Caregiver for the purposes of the AFKA Bursary Application refers to a kinship caregiver who is an approved placement provider.

Download Bursary Application Package Here

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