WE CONTINUE TO OFFER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The health, safety, and well-being of our members, staff and communities remains our top priority. Please see below for a list of actions we are undertaking during this uncertain time.  

COVID-19 Response Update: December 2, 2020


WE ARE Doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Encouraging hand-washing and social distancing measures for staff in the office.
  • Screening visitors coming to our office; taking temperature, mandating that if anyone believes they have been in contact with an unwell person, that they remain at home and self isolate.
  • Are limiting number of staff in the office – most working at least two days from home.
  • Are encouraging disinfection of individual offices at the end of the workday.
  • Disinfecting all office spaces after each use, deep cleaning once per week.
  • Staying up to date on COVID-19 developments and recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canada

online supports and resources IN DECEMBER

Building Our Bundle
Created by Finding our Power Together.
This 6-week online mental and spiritual heath program is available to support Indigenous youth during COVID-19 social isolation. The program includes Cultural teachings, building social connections, self-reflection activities and more.

Healthy Relationships with Kokum Else Paul
Weekly sessions every Tuesday on Zoom from 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Sessions include Cultural and kinship teachings, self-esteem, historical trauma and elder teachings.

Supports to Indigenous women as a result of COVID-19: Where an Indigenous woman is falling through the cracks, and upon referral from another agency/institution, advocacy services, assistance with costs associated with fleeing violence, avoiding homelessness or experiencing poverty. For women enrolled in our programs, technology support and childcare reimbursement may be provided to reduce barriers.

WE ARE Reaching out to our participants

  • Managing requests for information and support by phone.
  • Program staff reach out to our participants by phone
  • Provide resources and contact numbers to participants that require additional support

Going forward

We continue to stay connected within our communities and monitor developments and recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

We remain hopeful that we can hold a smaller, social distanced, Esquao Awards ceremony on May 22, 2021 to celebrate our 25th Anniversary Gala.


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Our Programs

Our Mission

Develop and deliver services that advance the individual capacity of Aboriginal women, their families, and communities

Create opportunities to address discrimination against Aboriginal women

Identify and promote opportunities for Indigenous women to participate in policy development and decision-making

Celebrate the strengths and achievements of Aboriginal women

Establish forums and networks for Aboriginal women to exchange information and experiences

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.