Community Organizations

Community Organizations and Committees that are currently advancing Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing


Aboriginal Awareness Week Committee

The Steering Committee for Aboriginal Awareness Week was established in the early 1990s with various members of Indigenous serving agencies and community members.  The committee is currently responsible for facilitating the Gala Event, and the Family Day Pow Wow Festival.  The committee encourages agencies within Calgary to host their own events during the week of June 21st.  For more information about the AAWC visit or email


Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide social, cultural, education and employment services to the Aboriginal peoples within the Calgary Metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit


Aboriginal Futures

Training, education, and employment services for urban Aboriginal people.  Aboriginal Futures is owned and operated by Aboriginal people.  They employ four (4) full-time career counsellors who can help with career decision making, education and training enhancement and employment preparation. For more information, please visit



The Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness is a committed group of socially minded individuals and agencies who have joined forces for almost 18 years.  The work of the committee includes working on the recommendations of the Plan to End Aboriginal Homelessness (internally developed and supported by the Calgary Homeless Foundation), as well as working with community and governmental partners on issues related to housing and homelessness.  For more on information on ASCHH contact the liaison at


Awo Taan

Awo Taan healing lodge is a shelter for Indigenous women and also provides community services guided by Native traditional teachings to anyone affected by family violence and abuse. For more information, please visit



The Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee is an advisory committee to the City of Calgary, and has a mandate to provide City Council with professional and strategic advice on matters that affect Aboriginal Calgarians, and offer ongoing guidance in relation to the implementation of strategies that advance Aboriginal interests in ways that benefit all Calgarians.  For more information, please visit


Indigenous Gathering Place Committee

The Indigenous Gathering Place (IGP) committee, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, has come together with the goal to build an Indigenous gathering place in Calgary. It will be a place where Indigenous and non-indigenous people can share, connect with their spirituality, heal, renew, and celebrate Indigenous culture. The IGP committee is comprised of a leadership group of five people and a general committee of 32 members.

If you would like more information about the Indigenous Gathering Place Committee, please contact co-chairs John Fischer ( and Eve MacMillan (


Métis Child and Family Services

Métis Child and Family Services is a non-profit, charitable Aboriginal organization that provides responsive, community-based, services that are culturally specific for our urban aboriginal community. Our goal is to diminish the barriers and gaps in services, while embarking on a community model of healthy development for children and families in the context of society as a whole. For more information, please visit.


Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)

The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth has been an influential not-for profit organization in Calgary since 2001.  USAY strives to provide essential programming and services to Calgary’s Aboriginal youth between the ages of twelve and twenty-nine. For more information, please visit


The Enough for All poverty reduction strategy is a collaborative community effort involving a significant number of diverse stakeholders coming together and leveraging their efforts to address the root causes of poverty in Calgary.