The Community Capacity Support program [CCS] provides core-like funding to Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous organizations so they can have a stable base from which to deliver programs and services that increase urban Indigenous participation in the economy. This stable base is also to be used to attract additional investments by being a platform from which other government programs, from all levels of government, can be delivered to the urban Indigenous community.
The objective for Community Capacity Support is to increase the participation of urban Indigenous individuals, families, and communities in the economy. Participation in the economy means that Indigenous peoples have the skills, knowledge and training to secure, maintain and excel in a strong Canadian economy. It is generally accepted that increased participation in the economy is achieved by individuals having suitable education, a skill set, self-advocacy skills and can access and utilize services/supports that reduce small challenges that create barriers, such as transportation and childcare.
In Alberta the CCS Program is administered by the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA). For more information please contact Sheralle Graystone, CCS Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.