RADF Investment: $272,330
Other Investment: $50,062
Total Investment: $322,392
Project Period: February 2009–October 2011
The Alberta Native Friendships Centres Association (ANFCA) has initiated an innovative program called Common Ground. This new program is an Aboriginal relationship plan and tool kit that helps facilitate relationships between local municipal governments and local Aboriginal groups to address community-based needs. Once completed, Common Ground resources will be made available to Aboriginal groups or governments across the province. High Prairie, Slave Lake, Red Deer, and Rocky Mountain House serve as pilot communities for Common Ground with the possibility of expansion to other regions in the province.
Based on the Medicine Wheel model, the process has four steps:
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: