Supports to Indigenous women leaving Correctional Institutions

IAAW has an agreement with Corrections Canada to provide a female cultural advisor as part of the Women’s Self Management Program offered through Edmonton Parole.

IAAW team also encourages and advocates for Aboriginal women in Edmonton, as well as providing guidance, alternative resources and services. There are a few primary aim in which IAAW hopes to achieve:

  • The need for resiliency, success, support, and reinforcement of the idea that women can be the catalyst to inspire change or perspectives in a community is one of the primary aims for Aboriginal women leaving correctional institutions.
  • The second aim is to provide the perspectives of Social Justice within a larger multicultural community, and defeating negative sterotypes by helping to provide safe spaces for individual growth and re-interactional learning.