Councils on economic security

The First Nations and Métis Women’s Councils on Economic Security provide the Alberta government with recommendations on policies, programs, and services that can improve the lives of Indigenous women, their families and communities.

Each council member comes from a diverse professional and / or volunteer background. Both councils have a designated seat for an Inuk woman to ensure Inuit community representation.

The councils, established in 2013, have provided the following reports:

First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security: 2016 report and recommendations and Government of Alberta response

Métis Women's Council on Economic Security: 2016 report and recommendations and Government of Alberta response

First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security: 2014 report and recommendations and Government of Alberta response

Métis Women’s Council on Economic Security: 2014 report and recommendations and Government of Alberta response

The Government of Alberta is currently preparing its response to the 2017 recommendations from each Council.

Action items

In response to the 2014 and 2016 recommendations, government has:

Community partnerships

Indigenous Women’s Initiatives leads department actions to improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous women in Alberta.

Beginning in 2016, Indigenous Relations began providing $100,000 in annual funding to the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW).

The IAAW recognizes the role, value and achievements of Indigenous women in society and raises awareness about the challenges and obstacles faced by Indigenous women.

The IAAW is an important partner in the government’s work to improve / enhance social and economic opportunities for Indigenous women in Alberta.

Contact

To connect with Indigenous Relations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2711
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-4019
Contact government

Address for Indigenous Relations mail / courier:
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8