The IAAW provides a number of programs and services to promote the advancement of Aboriginal women in Alberta. Click below to learn more:
IAAW’s financial independence training addresses poverty in a cultural context by building skills and confidence in women and girls.
A safe space for our women to share their stories, learn traditional ways of healing, and experience the support of their peers and elders.
IAAW offers a youth leadership development program to build skills and confidence in young women aged 13-17 years old.
Since 1995, IAAW has coordinated a community recognition ceremony to honour the strength, resilience and beauty of First Nation, Metis and Inuit women in Alberta.
IAAW has extensive experience in collaborative action planning on reforms needed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal women accessing or involved in the justice system.
Aboriginal women and youth have the opportunity to work on activities that are designed to improve safety for themselves and for their community.
Implement programs and services to address violence against Indigenous women through new program development, research and collaborative activities.
This is a six-week online mental and spiritual health program to support Indigenous youth during COVID-19 social isolation.
Join us every week on Tuesday’s for a Zoom session with Kokum Elsie Paul. These 2-hour sessions offer mental, spiritual and cultural teachings to support Indigenous Women
In September 2020, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) became a new site for the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) program, as part of the benefits of becoming a new provincial-territorial member association (PTMA) of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).