The Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is committed to building on the strengths of Indigenous children, youth and their families to enable them to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally so they can walk proudly in both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. A partnership of Edmonton community organizations are excited to be hosting the fifth annual "Oskayak" (meaning "Youth" in the Cree language) Police Academy. This program has been developed in cooperation and support with community partners including: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, the Edmonton Police Service, Metis Child & Family Services Society, Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools. We are all working together to create a safe environment where police members can learn more about working with Indigenous communities and where youth can learn about policing.
Jasper Place Wellness Centre is a community development organization in Edmonton. They work collaboratively in our communities to create community resiliency and strength in five key areas: food, housing, employment, education and healthcare. Food4Good represents their food initiative division that takes innovative approaches to move away from the food charity model and address food insecurity in a multidimensional, integrated way. For the last five years, Food4Good has provided marginalized populations with access to healthy food, skills development, community connections and a place to belong. Food4Good facilitates community gardens, holds collective kitchens in community spaces, organizes advocacy events around issues of food insecurity and holds affordable produce markets throughout the year.
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for their expertise and continuous innovation as Canada's only 24/7, bilingual professional counselling, information and volunteer support service for young people. Since 1989, the charity has offered kids, teens and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support through their free, anonymous service, which research shows significantly improves youth mental health. Young people reach out to Kids Help Phone from every corner of the country, like Northern Alberta, via phone, Live Chat, our internationally-recognized website in addition to having access to our database of local youth-serving programs. Kids Help Phone is a registered Canadian charity, and raises the majority of revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising. Thanks to the generous donors, like The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Kids Help Phone can work to achieve their vision of a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need, in the way they need it most.
Mile Zero Dance Society (MZD) is a non-profit charitable dance company based in Edmonton. Since 1985, MZD has been offering dance education to hundreds of thousands of children, and are known for getting kids excited about moving and creating. MZD believes that dance is for everyone, and that all children should have access to their programs and instruction.
As part of the oldest and largest women's social service organization in Canada, the YWCA Edmonton has been serving the capital region since its founding in 1907. They are a women's organization that advances the wellness and growth of women, girls and families. YWCA Edmonton delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year, using a unique model that is designed to ensure the most vulnerable clients with the highest degree of trauma receive intensive and specialized care, without cost being a barrier.