Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Mahkoos Society of Alberta
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: 2009-01-13
Value: $50,168.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This project provides three support groups for Aboriginal women in need. Each support group will meet once a week for 12 weeks, accomodating 12 to 18 women and will follow a traditional Aboriginal Talking or Sharing Circle format. The focus will be on empowering Aboriginal women who have experienced difficulties with adjustment, employment, and personal issues. The women will increase their skills, and develop additional strategies for addressing personal as well as community issues through activities such as mentoring, life skills training, and anger management and, in doing so, move towards improving their personal situations, potentially leading to employment, and indirectly the lives of their children and communities.