Council - Peace River

Peace River Aboriginal Inter-agency Committee

(PRAIC)

Co-Chairs:

Vacant

Tanys Oxman

Vision

The vision of the Aboriginal Interagency Committee is:

  • To promote unity, respect, tradition, values and culture of the Aboriginal people for the well being of our communities.

Mission

Work together to promote awareness in the community, identify issues, lobby for resolution and provide agencies and government  bodies with feedback on the Aboriginal perspective(s).

Terms of Reference

  

Background

The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency Committee (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 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. 

Meetings

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 require 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 the Peace River Sagitawa Friendship Centre, 10108 100 Avenue, from 9:30 am -12:00 pm, unless otherwise determined.

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

  • September 19, 2017 
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • January 16, 2018  
  • February 20, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018

Format

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 Hope Unity and Belonging (HUB).  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.

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 AIC website.  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 Michelle or Wendy at:

(Michelle.Grant@gov.ab.ca / 780-538-5475) or (Wendy.Goulet@gov.ab.ca/ 780-624-6316)

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Aboriginal Interagency Committee
Bag 900-17, 2nd Floor 9715-100st
Peace River, AB T8S 1T4
ph: (780) 624-6316
fax: (780) 624-7108