The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency (PRAIC) is an informal information sharing network that is hosted by Community Social Services (CSS), Northwest Alberta since 2003. There are two primary elements to the interagency, the monthly meeting and the email network platform (NWAboriginalServices@gov.ab.ca ). Members are invited to attend meetings when they are available, as well as sign up to receive email correspondence that helps share program, event and referral information. We work to keep the information relevant to the catchment areas, and are able to share information with other AICs, with email networks in Grande Prairie, High Level, High Prairie and Peace River.
PRAIC meets once per month, from September through June on the third Tuesday and are open for anyone to take part; membership is inclusive, flexible and diverse. It is not required that everyone attends every meeting. Below is a listing of the meetings that will be held during the upcoming year. All meetings are held at Peace River Sagitawa Friendship Centre, 10108 100 Avenue, from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. During the current COVID-19 Pandemic meetings will be held via an online platform. Email NWAboriginalServices@gov.ab.ca for more information.
The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency (PRAIC) promotes a collaborative and holistic approach while engaging in solutions-based dialogue that embraces culture and history, and strives to enhance individual and community work towards the best possible outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. Our informal format provides an open avenue for agency representatives, community members to network with one another and share ideas, resources and programming information. Standing Subcommittee committees are Sisters in Spirit, Peace River Pow Wow, Peace River Soup Kitchen, Education Committee, TRC Committee and Indigenous Art Show. On occasion other subcommittees may be formed if need arises. Attendance is open to anyone and we do not require that everyone attends every meeting. Please keep in mind the round table portion of our meetings will not be recorded.
If you have anything that you would like added to the meeting’s agenda, or if you would like to do a short presentation about your programs and services at a meeting, please contact Wendy Goulet. We do have AV equipment available. Please keep in mind the round table portion of our meetings will not be recorded. For more information, including each of the four regional Aboriginal Interagency Committee’s (AIC) vision, mission, terms of reference, co-chair’s name and contact, visit the https://northwestaic.com/
The AIC website also has a mass of information and resources that impact Aboriginal issues so please feel free to explore. If you have any questions contact us NWAboriginalServices@gov.ab.ca
There are a variety of opportunities for participating in an AIC, for example:
¨ Collaboration and partnering with others working on the same priorities and mandates
¨ Find out more about what services are available for clients
¨ Getting to know community colleagues and leaders
¨ Learning through volunteering at AIC activities (round dances, pow wows, etc.)
¨ Sharing information, providing /receiving informative presentations
¨ Gain resources, knowledge and insights
¨ Strengthening resources and community advocacy