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Saskatoon Aboriginal Community Action Plan (SACAP)
During the 2016-2017 year, the AFCS received funding to work with Saskatoon organizations. In early 2016 a group of five organizations came together to share their ongoing work and research on improving services for Aboriginal citizens. The group aspired to see Saskatoon become a community where numerous organizations work collaboratively to create positive change for Aboriginal citizens.

The group has grown from five organizations to include:

  • Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Central Urban Metis Federation Inc.
  • Office of the Treaty Commissioner
  • Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
  • Saskatoon Health Region 
  • Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority
  • Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • The United Way of Saskatoon and Area

Collectively, the partnership organizations have spoken to 765 citizens in the Saskatoon region to better understand the issues Aboriginal citizens are facing in the community. They acknowledge that our work impacts all areas of citizens’ lives and there is value in sharing the feedback, concerns, and desired outcomes that we hear from citizens through our various engagement and research efforts. This initial plan was driven by a desire to be more effective by working collaboratively and is rooted in research, feedback and dialogue with citizens. To date, seven community priorities have been identified. This set of priorities will be the initial framework for the development of a Saskatoon Aboriginal Community Action Plan. We have created a vision and guiding principles to guide our work and ensure accountability to citizens and complimentary organizations.

The 7 priority areas identified through the work of SACAP are:

  • Community inclusion and safety
  • Reducing barriers to service and support
  • Education and training
  • Aboriginal culture and history
  • Homelessness and affordable housing
  • Employment and economy

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