Are you an Indigenous youth making the transition to independence? Have you been in care? Check out these links to resources that can help you.
If you’re a First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth, you’ll find resources and support for your transition to independence on this page.
A good place to start is Resources for Indigenous Peoples, where you’ll find links to a wide range of resources, information and services from across the province.
If you’re living in Calgary or Edmonton, check out these programs for Indigenous youth:
- John Howard Society Indigenous Programs
Counselling, help with housing and employment, and mentorship to age 24
- Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
Programs and online resources about culture, career, and employment
- Youth Employment Centre, City of Calgary
Access to an Indigenous outreach worker and career and employment services to age 24
- Ben Calf Robe Society
Education and cultural programs
- Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society: Youth
Culture, career, and job preparation to age 25
If you’ve been in care, you may be eligible for support and resources that will help you become independent. This may be a good time to think about getting in touch with your caseworker.
Contact your caseworker through:
- The office where you used to go, if you don’t remember your caseworker’s name
- A local office if you’re living in a different town or region
Other resources for Indigenous youth
- Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
Programs and services for urban Indigenous Peoples