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**Newly updated Aboriginal Funders Resource Guide 2014***
We are very excited to be able to tell you about the newly updated Aboriginal Funders Resource Guide!! This guide was originally developed in 2007 from the collaborative work of the Network of Aboriginal Funders of Alberta (NAFA), in which CUAI is a part of and updated in 2010. CUAI was able to secure funding from Alberta Job, Skills, Training, and Labor, Workforce Initiatives Branch, Aboriginal Development Branch in May 2014 to hire a summer student to update this document.
The document has been expanded from 160 pages to 209 pages with the addition of scholarships and bursaries section. We are so thrilled to have this opportunity to offer this much needed and useful resource to the community. We hope that you enjoy it and that we can continue to bring you updated versions.
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Funding to support the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative

October 14, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt announced an investment that will support increased jobs and development opportunities for Aboriginal people living in Calgary. Funding for the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative (CUAI) is provided as part of Canada’s improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy, which supports programs and services that align with the Government’s priority of increasing participation of Urban Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy.

CUAI works to affect real and sustainable advances for Aboriginal people in Calgary by bringing the community together with stakeholders and agencies to develop concrete, actionable and practical solutions to issues facing the city’s Aboriginal population in areas such as employment, health, housing, education and more.

The Urban Aboriginal Strategy recognizes the important role urban Aboriginal organizations play and further helps to promote community engagement, planning and partnerships with the goal of increasing the participation of urban Aboriginal people in the Canadian economy.