Alberta Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Alberta.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Alberta, see: Canada Resources

Contact Info

Alberta ISET Agreement Holders

Alberta ISET Program Scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

List of Alberta ISET Agreement Holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
AtikamegKee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Penny Laboucan780-767-3285penny.laboucan@ktcadmin.ca
BonnyvilleTribal Chiefs Employment & Training
Services Association
Rick Janvier780-573-3416rickj.neaai@gmail.com
EdmontonMétis Settlements General Council (MSGC) Dianne Desjarlais780-822-4096 x4069diannedesjarlais@msgc.ca
EdmontonOteenow Employment & Training Society Roberta Bearhead780-444-0911executivedirector@oteenow.com
EdmontonTribal Chiefs Employment & Training
Services Association
 780-481-8585 
Fort McMurrayAthabasca Tribal Council Beverly Knibb780-791-6538 X245beverly.knibb@atcfn.ca
Grande PrairieWestern Cree Tribal Council Linda Belcourt780-524-8975hrdc.director@westerncree.ca
High LevelNorth Peace Tribal Council Paulette Auger780-926-7879paulette.Auger@nptc.ca
HobbemaSix Independent Alberta First Nations Patty Beebe780-585-2207p_beebe@xplornet.ca
MorinvilleYellowhead Tribal Council Yvette Alexis780-628-1854 x161yvette.alexis@ytcadmin.ca
SiksikaCommunity Futures Treaty Seven Linda Domak403-251-9242domakl@t7edc.com
Slave LakeLesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council Judy Willier780-523-4401judyw@lslirc.ab.ca
WabascaBigstone Cree Nation Chester Auger780-891-3825chester.auger@bigstoneeducation.ca
11 CitiesRupertsland Institute (RI) Urban Métis list for 11 cities  

Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) Program Scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. pays for the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

NWAC Alberta Affiliate: Alberta Aboriginal Women's Society (website)

Peace River contact is: Debra Schapansky, 780-624-3416, 1-877-622-3416, aaws@telusplanet.net

Alberta Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Alberta Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Alberta Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Alberta Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Alberta Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Alberta Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Alberta Advanced Education (website)

You must live in Alberta for 1 year to be eligible.

Benefits: (Apply)

Alberta Friendship Centers (Map)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET.

They may be able to help with some tuition costs, but often rely on other program grants, loans and scholarships to pay for training.

List of Alberta Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
AthabascaAthabasca Native Friendship
Center Society
Laureen Houle780-675-3086director@athabascafriendship.org
BonnyvilleBonnyville Friendship Center Lauri Fitzpatrick780-826-3374l.fitzpatrick@bfriendship.ca
CalgaryAboriginal Friendship Center
of Calgary
Ken Turner403-428-3361kturner@afccalgary.org
Cold LakeCold Lake Native Friendship Center Agnes Gendron780-594-7526gendron.agnes@gmail.com
EdmontonCanadian Native Friendship Center Mary Beaulieu780-761-1900mary.beaulieu@cnfc.ca
EdsonEdson Friendship Center Kristi Gomuwka780-723-5494krisgomu@telus.net
Fort McMurrayNistawoyou Association Friendship
Center
Monica780-743-8555nistawoyou@gmail.com
Grande PrairieGrande Prairie Friendship Center Miranda Laroche780-532-5722mirandalaroche@gpfriendship.com
High LevelHigh Level Native Friendship Center
Society
Joanne Ducharme780-926-3355hlnfcs.finance@gmail.com
High PrairieNative Friendship Center Society Kelly Chalifoux780-523-4511edhpnfc123@gmail.com
HintonHinton Friendship Center Yvonne Oshanyk780-865-5189yvonne@fchinton.com
Lac La BicheLac La Biche Canadian Native
Friendship Center Association
Nicole Cardinal780-623-3249nicole@llb-cnfc.com
LethbridgeLethbridge Friendship Society Travis Plaited Hair403-328-2414travisplaitedhair@gmail.com
LloydminsterLloydminster Native Friendship
Center
Bonnie Start306-825-6558execdirector@lnfc.org
Medicine HatMiywasin Friendship Center Jeannette Hansen403-526-0756mjeannettehansen@gmail.com
Peace RiverSagitawa Friendship Center Society Marissa Geldart780-624-2443marissa-sagitawa@outlook.com
Pincher CreekNapi Friendship Center Association LeeAnne Sharp Adze403-627-4224napifriendshipassociation1976@gmail.com
Red DeerRed Deer Native Friendship Society Lianne Hazell403-340-0020lhazell@rdnfs.com
Rocky Mountain
House
Rocky Native Friendship Center Kirby Bigchild403-845-2788rnfcs.ed@shaw.ca
Slave LakeSlave Lake Native Friendship
Center
Barb Courtorielle780-849-3039matcoordinator@gmail.com
St. PaulMannawanis Native Friendship
Center Society
Hinano Rosa780-645-4630mnfc@mcsnet.ca

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Updated: 2019/06/29