RADF Investment: $1,679,914
Other Investment: $599,000
Total Investment: $2,278,914
Project Period: July 2011 - December 2013
Creating Home – Reclaiming the Self is a social enterprise program aimed at helping Aboriginal youth address issues of chronic unemployment, insufficient housing, substance abuse and overall well-being. The project will provide business training and hands-on trades training to at-risk participants in constructing solid timber, log-frame modular homes combined with program support in maintaining an addiction-free lifestyle. The Blue Quills First Nations College, along with its seven member bands, will deliver the program through classroom and experiential teachings grounded with an Indigenous approach to holistic healing.
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: