COVID-19 Indigenous Resources
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the City continues to take immediate action based on the Government of Alberta's recommendations. The City has created lists of resources to help guide all residents as we navigate through these challenging times.
Recognizing that St. Albert is on Treaty 6 territory, the City acknowledges the significance of our Indigenous residents and has identified a few additional resources available from local Indigenous organizations.
Please note that this list is not comprehensive and the City does not determine eligibility for the programs listed – residents are asked to contact the individual organizations directly for more information.
Residents are also encouraged to share these resources with community members who they feel might not be aware of the additional supports that are available.
Programs and Resources
Friendship Centres work to improve the lives of urban Indigenous peoples in their communities regardless of place of origin or status.
Helps Indigenous newcomers in Edmonton with referral services, social events and recreational programs. Free membership is being offered during the COVID-19 situation.
Treaty 6 offers information for member communities on Emergency Preparedness, Risk and Prevention, Mental Health and Education Resources for children. Members can complete a short survey to assist in identifying the needs of on & off-reserve members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FNHMA is committed to serving health professionals and Indigenous communities by providing the most up to date information on COVID-19 including a weekly Virtual Town Hall, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET and a self-screening tool for visitors and returning community members developed by Indigenous Services Canada.
This helpline offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. Any Indigenous-led organization or Indigenous-serving organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency funds ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.
An information guide of Edmonton area supports for Indigenous peoples.
COVID-19 awareness videos and resources created specifically for Indigenous communities or in Indigenous languages by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Indigenous organizations.
The association has an interim COVID-19 support plan that includes the Citizen Families and Seniors Direct Support Plan, Child Wellness Benefit Program, Emergency Rent Supplement Program and the Benevolent Fund Top-Up.
The Métis Nation of Alberta – Edmonton Region is currently offering a Grocery Gift Card Application for Métis citizens who are adversely impacted by COVID-19.
The governing authority of the eight Métis Settlements in Alberta established to provide preservation and enhancement of Métis culture and identity.
Currently offering remote services for Indigenous students including access to a student wellness coordinator and local Elders.
An Indigenous communications society dedicated to serving the news and information needs of Indigenous peoples throughout Canada.
Last edited: July 21, 2020