AWAKE

The provincially-funded Aboriginal Women’s Action Knowledge and Empowerment (AWAKE) Program seeks to bring awareness about domestic violence to communities and unify organizations to prevent the cycle-of-violence. There are six AWAKE Committees across Alberta (Athabasca, Red Deer, Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, Mannawanis (St. Paul), and Hinton). AWAKE Committees are comprised of representatives from local Friendship Centres as well as community stakeholders from organizations working with women-at-risk. The AWAKE Committees aim to achieve comprehensive care for women-at-risk in their communities, and implement traditionally-based healing practices into existing programs.