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ENHANCE, SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE WELL-BEING OF OUR ABORIGINAL WOMEN


OUR PROJECTS
NAVIGATOR (VAWPP) - URBAN
The Navigator position came is a direct result of AWAPEI’s  project “Women Helping Women:” “Stronger Women Create Stronger Communities”, that was funded through 2015/2016 Urban Partnership-Social Enterprise, Aboriginal staff worked with Indigenous women on a one on one basis. Staff assisted clients with resumes, job searches, opportunities to obtain scholarships, and other supporting role as needed.
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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION PROJECT
Violence Against Women Preventions project works with Aboriginal women by facilitating the healing process through cultural knowledge and sharing circles while teaching/promoting cultural sessions with women.
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MISSING AND MURDERED WOMEN AND GIRLS COMMEMORATION GATHERING (MMIWG) -
Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commemoration Gathering – “Honoring the Lives of Our Sisters”- will hold a gathering and reveal of memorial monument dedicated to family members, survivors and community members of PEI’s Missing or Murdered.
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OUR PROGRAMS
ISET PROGRAM

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), provides employment and training support services to Indigenous Women through the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET)...


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CALLS TO JUSTICE
As the evidence demonstrates, human rights and Indigenous rights abuses and violations committed and condoned by the Canadian state represent genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people...

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FINAL REPORT - THE NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS
The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.
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LISA JOSEPH BURSARY
The Lisa Joseph Bursary was developed in loving memory of Lisa Joseph. Ms. Joseph was a member of the Aborignal Women's Association of PEI and a Lennox Island band member. She was also a young Mi'kmaq woman, a mother, a role model and a great friend who had plans of pursuing a post-secondary education. In honour of Ms. Joseph, the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI now has an annual busary of $200 availabe to a female youth who is enrolled in post-secondary education. 


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FUNDING CAPACITY COORDINATOR
This project allows AWAPEI to increase our ability to stand behind Aboriginal women in their endeavors in their goals whether that means providing Mother/Child support groups to Education pursuits and Elder/Senior supports.
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MI'KMAQ FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER (MFRC)
Mikmaq Family Resource Center has been in operation for over 26 years the vision of AWA of PEI was and is to support the off-reserve families here in our province for “Fostering the Strength, Pride and Respect of Aboriginal Children and Families”.
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COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORKING STRATEGIST
Communications & Networking Strategist has been created to support the Board of Directors and Executive Directors, to build organizational capacity related to strategic planning, financial stability and organization sustainability, which will improve our ability to promote the well-being and prosperity of Aboriginal, Inuit, and Metis women, girls, Two-spirit and gender diverse people.
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FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD)
Funded by Health Canada, Child Development Teams were established in both Abegweit and Lennox Island communities to support families through both education and prevention.
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INDIGENOUS SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT TRAINING (ISET)
Funded by Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and formally known as ISETS, this program is designed to help First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban/non-affiliated Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment.
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