The UAS community priorities for Edmonton are:
- Shelter and Housing
- Preserving Aboriginal histories, languages and cultures
- Health and Wellness
- Economic Development
- Services for Newcomers
Community Involvement (federal, provincial, municipal, First Nation, Métis, Inuit, private and not for profit organizations):
In April 2008, the Wicihitowin Circle of Shared Responsibility and Stewardship agreed to serve as the UAS Steering Committee for Edmonton. Wicihitowin was developed over a three-year period following extensive dialogue involving community members and organizations, and all levels of government.
The Wicihitowin Circle is comprised of participants drawn from eight Action Circles, one for each community priority listed above, as well as community circles of men, women, youth and elders, representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments and regional Aboriginal organizations. Wicihitowin's vision is for Aboriginal communities and partners to work together to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people in Edmonton.
The group has recently launched a new collaborative granting process that will make recommendations for the allocation of UAS community investment funds.
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