The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency (PRAIC) is an informal information sharing network that is hosted by Community Social Services (CSS), Northwest Alberta. There are two elements to the interagency. The monthly meeting and the email network platform. Members are invited to attend meetings when they can and sign up to receive email correspondence that helps share program, event and referral information.
We keep try to keep the information relevant to our catchment area and can share out to the other Aboriginal Interagency email networks in Grande Prairie, High Level and High Prairie when regional initiatives come up.
Co-chairs are Elaine Manzer and Jordan Broadhead.
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. Below is a listing of the meetings that will be held during the upcoming year. All meetings are currently online with zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, Aboriginal Art Show and TRC Education Committee. 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.