First Nations and Metis Women’s Economic Security Councils
On December 20, 2016, the 2016 reports were released.
- First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security 2016 Recommendations
- Metis Women's Council on Economic Security 2016 Recommendations
Members for each council come from a diverse range of professional and volunteer backgrounds. Both councils have a designated seat for an Inuk woman to ensure representation from the Inuit community.
- Members of the First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security
- Members of the Metis Women's Council on Economic Security
The councils were established in 2013 and have now provided two sets of recommendations to the Alberta government. Their recommendations provide a unique viewpoint that benefits ministries and helps to improve socio-economic outcomes for Indigenous women and their families.
In response to the first reports’ recommendations, government has taken a number of actions, including:
- launched an Indigenous Services web portal to improve access to government programs and services
- provided funding support for leadership and empowerment initiatives for young Indigenous women
- facilitated opportunities for Indigenous women to sell their art in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
- funded a cultural initiative at Heritage Park in Calgary that highlights the tradtional roles of Indigenous women
Previous council reports:
- First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security 2014 Recommendations
- Metis Women’s Council on Economic Security 2014 Recommendations