Calgary Board of Education

Indigenous Information

What's Been Happening at Louise Dean | Upcoming Events | Community Events | Resources

Indigenous Student Support:

Teachers, Jill Zimmer and Abitha Thomas, are available for additional student support. Students are provided with support in terms of academic help in their courses and scholarship applications. Students can book regular times throughout the day to access support or simply ask us as needed. If you have questions or specific requests please contact us at: 403-777-7630 ext.2008 or email us at or

What's been happening at Louise Dean

  • Talking Circle – Every 2nd Thursday from 11:55 – 12:35
    • Indigenous Arts and Crafts.
    • Discussions relating to Indigenous issues.
    • Meetings with staff, guest speakers, and Elders.
    • Connections to community resources and programs.


What’s happening in our community? Powwows in Blackfoot Territory      

  • July – Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary (1-800-661-1260)
  • July – Kainai Indian Days, Standoff Alberta (403-653-4516 or 403 737-2888)

  • July – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Annual Powwow (403-553-2731)
  • July – Tsuu T’ina Indian Days and Rodeo (403-281-4455)

  • August - Peigan Indian Days, Brocket Alberta (403-965-3940)             
  • August – Heart Butt, Montana (406-338-7276)
  • August – Browning Indian Days, Montana (406-338-7276)
  • August – Siksika Fair (403) 734-5100

  • September – Stoney Indian Days, Morley Alberta (403-881-3770)


Additional Indigenous Resources 

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada website:

Calgary Board of Education Aboriginal Education Program website:

King Edward Centre
t | 403-817-7664
f | 403-777-8862

Services provided:

  • Aboriginal Education Liaison Services
  • Aboriginal Studies Program

Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Center

200 – 6011 1A Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T2H 0G5
t | 403-253-5311

Services Provided:

  • Individual job searches, Training opportunities, Resumes, career planning
  • Tradewinds – Aboriginal support in trades
  • Job maintenance counselling

Awo Taan Healing Lodge website:

PO Box 6084, Station A
Calgary AB T2H 2L3
403-531-1972 or 403-531-1976
403-531-1970, ext 210 or 211

Services Provided:

  • Crisis Shelter (up to 21 days)
  • Advocacy/counselling support
  • Elders/healing circles/access to seats
  • Food and basic necessities
  • Outreach services
  • Family Violence Prevention workers

Calgary Aboriginal Headstart
Healthy Children and Youth
Public Health Agency of Canada
t | 403-248-0824
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Services Provided:

  • Aboriginal youth program development;
  • assist agencies through partnership and community events to promote Aboriginal youth issues;
  • Advocacy for Aboriginal youth;
  • Lobby for the issues of concern to Aboriginal youth;
  • Aboriginal youth training, development and leadership.

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)

615 Macleod Trail SE Ste: #1109
Calgary AB T2G 4T8
t | 403-233-8225
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Services Provided:

  • Contemporary and traditional instruction for children aged 3 – 4.
  • Certified E.C.S. program for children who are five years old.

Boys and Girls Club - Community Services

Aboriginal Services
731-13 Avenue N.E.
Calgary AB T2E 1C8
t | 403-276-9981
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Services Provided:

  • A variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational programs for Aboriginal youth and their families;
  • Aboriginal - Drama Club; Art Program; Elder Outreach; Reading/Homework Club; Traditional Dancing and Drumming.
  • Aboriginal youth leadership training resource and referral information.

Metis Calgary Family Services

352 Sunvale Dr. SE
Calgary, AB
t | 403-240-4642
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Services Provided:

  • Free Tutoring Wednesday Evening 5:30 – 7:70
  • Elder and Youth consultation/counselling
  • Aboriginal youth mentors
  • Summer youth media literacy program

Mount Royal University Iniskim Centre

Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Located in Room C201, above Starbucks at the East Gat

Services Provided:

  • Cultural spiritual and academic advising
  • Counselling, Tutoring
  • Resource room, Computer lab

Bow Valley College – Aboriginal Center

332 – 6 Ave SE
Calgary AB
t | 403-4101786

Services Provided:

  • Supports for Aboriginal Students
  • Elder Sessions
  • Provides advocacy for Metis and First Nations band funding