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OUR TEAM CONTINUES TO WORK IN OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE OFFERING IN-PERSON AND ONLINE SERVICES, WHILE FOLLOWING HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES. PLEASE SEE OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES TO LEARN MORE.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The health, safety, and well-being of our members, staff and communities remains our top priority. To learn more about what we are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to see a list of actions we are undertaking, please see our COVID-19 page.

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ABOUT US

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) is a non-profit organization that recognizes the role, value, and achievement of Aboriginal women in society and raises awareness about the challenges and obstacles they face. Read More to learn about our Vision and Mission, our Annual Reports and our overall organization on our About Us page.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES


OUR VISION

With grace and power, Aboriginal women express their Esquao spirit.

OUR MISSION

IAAW provides advocacy, programs and services for advancement of the roles and achievements of Aboriginal women.

Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women

OUR MANDATE

To recognize and promote the leadership of Aboriginal women in Alberta; to assist Aboriginal women in establishing local representative groups; to develop relationships to promote the human rights and dignity of Aboriginal women and their families; and to address economic, social, cultural and political issues at the provincial, federal, and international levels as they impact Aboriginal women in the communities.