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Community Resources

Bow Valley College Services

Calgary Aboriginal Services Guide - (PDF - 1.4 MB)

Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning
The Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning promotes and supports excellence in foundational learning (adult literacy, basic education, upgrading and essential skills) through knowledge dissemination, applied research and innovation, professional development and training, assessment and program design.

Student Advising Centre (formerly the Prospective Student Centre)
Becoming a student at Bow Valley College is a big step, and one you don't have to take alone. Find out more about the many ways in which the Student Advising Centre can help you get there.

Learner Success Services 
LSS provides services to support academic and personal success, including assisting with money, study skills, academic accommodations, stress, health, career planning and leadership development. 

Other Sources

USAY Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
By nurturing self-empowerment, and fostering healthy collaboration and communication the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) strives to enrich the lives of all urban Aboriginal youth to ensure healthy future generations

AFCC Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary is committed to a holistic and traditional approach in the development and provision of services and resources for the Aboriginal peoples of Calgary.

MCFS Metis Calgary Family Services
MCFS is a registered Non-profit, Charitable Aboriginal organization that practices a culturally appropriate approach to service delivery for Aboriginal Families and Communities.

Calgary Post-Secondary Education Institution

MRU Iniskim Centre
Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. It was created specifically to increase enrollment and retention of Aboriginal students.

S.A.I.T. Chinook Lodge
The Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre is a gathering place dedicated to supporting Aboriginal student success at SAIT by providing academic, cultural and social support services.

U of C Native Centre
The mandate of The Native Centre at the University of Calgary is to provide a culturally appropriate environment that encourages and supports the success of Aboriginal students in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education.

Urban Post Secondary Education Sponsorships

Community Futures Treaty 7 \

Rupertsland Centre for Excellence \

First Nations Post-Secondary Education Institution

The following resources provide access to a First Nations Band Post-secondary department which may include the Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 Nations in Alberta.

Kainai Red Crow College

Old Sun College
Old Sun Community College develops and offers quality courses, programs and services tailored to meet the needs of the Siksika Nation and individuals while preserving the Siksika Way of Life.

Peigan Board of Education
The PYEF's goal is to assist Piikani Nation members by creating programs which cater to an array of interests and pursuits, from recreation to culture and entrepreneurial development. We enable youth to participate in activities that may otherwise be inaccessible. 

Tsuu Tina Nation 
We are pleased to announce that a new Tsuu T'ina website is coming soon!  Keep checking this website for more information! 

Stoney Nakoda First Nation
Welcome to Stoney Country.  We are the original "people of the mountains" known in our Nakoda language as the Iyarhe Nakoda and previously as the Iyethkabi. We are called by many different names historically and in current literature.

Wesley Nation
The Wesley Nation Website was created to provide a coherent independent voice for the Wesley nation and its members. 

Aboriginal Governance 

Treaty 6
Welcome to Treaty 6 First Nations. Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 at Fort Carlton in Saskatchewan.  

Treaty 7
Treaty 7 Management Corporation (T7MC) provides "advisory" and "advocacy" services to all of the seven (7) Nations that compose Treaty 7.

Treaty 8
On June 21, 1899, the eighth treaty between the Indians of North America and the Queen of England was signed. The signatories of Treaty 8 agreed to its terms for reasons of peace and friendship - ensuring what they thought would be a partnership.

Métis Nation of Alberta
Welcome to the Métis Nation of Alberta website! Please take the time to learn about membership, rights and Métis programs. Stop by our Coming Events section to learn about many of the exciting things happening this summer.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
ITK is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions - Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories. 

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
AANDC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.  

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – Alberta Region
As one of the 10 regional offices, the AANDC Alberta Region works closely with Alberta's 45 First Nations in the funding and delivery of essential programs, including education, government, social assistance, child and family services and housing.

Assembly of First Nations
The AFN is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.

Congress of Aboriginal People
CAP is a nationally incorporated umbrella organization that represents the interests, nationally, of its provincial and territorial affiliate organizations across Canada.  

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

AMMSA Scholarship Guide

Indspire Scholarships & Bursaries