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Family Service Delivery Framework Implementation

Impacts Northern Alberta

RADF Investment: $1,500,000

Other Investment: $ 500,000

Total Investment: $2,000,000

Project Period: February 2011–March 2013

Aboriginal Aboriginal
Community Development Community Development
Health Health

T: 780-444-9366

E: anipshank@treaty8.org

Project Description

This project will provide the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta with the resources needed to create and staff three test sites that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Family Service Delivery Framework. The Framework is the result of a decision in 2003, by the Chiefs of the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, to enhance the wellbeing and healthy development of First Nations children and families.

The Framework consists of six distinct volumes that reflect the priorities, solutions, and holistic views on the family health of Treaty 8 First Nations. This project will refine the final version of the Family Service Delivery Framework for all 24 First Nation communities.

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:

  • Increase participation of toddlers in quality learning experiences
  • Increase participation of youth in skill development and work experience opportunities
  • Increase graduation rates
  • Create healthier families
  • Increase First Nation participation in the work force
  • Increase family awareness and participation in services provided on-reserve and easier access to services off-reserve
  • The three test sites selected were; Bigstone Cree Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation and Loon River First Nation.