Brighter Futures

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Manager- Clarisse Makinaw
F.A.S.D Female Mentor: Marina Makinaw
F.A.S.D Female Mentor: Kaitlyn Boysis
Administrative Assistant: Rebecca Roan
COHI Aide: Shirley Rattlesnake
PCAP Mentor: Stella Listener

LOCATION- Jim Rattlesnake Building

P.O Box 219
Hobbema, Alberta
PH: (780) 585-2000
FAX: (780) 585-2400

Program Elements

Brighter Futures

Activities include Child Development, Parenting Skills, Injury Prevention and Mental Health. This program is limited to minors and youth and offers health related programs, courses, and projects. Minors and youth include Tribal Members between 0-25 years of age.

  • Active parenting
  • Girls Support Group
  • Boys Support Group
  • Youth Camp
  • Rites of Passage - Weekend
  • Youth Driver Education


 Mental Heath

Activities include Mental Heath Prevention courses, Personal Development courses, and culturally sensitive Mental Health Services at the Community level. The Mental Health programming includes all community members: it is not limited to children.

  • Grief Recovery
  • A Right To Be Special
  • Suicide Bereavement Support Group
  • Women's Support Group
  • Men's Grief and Loss Support Group
  • Trauma Support Group


Substance Abuce

Activities include Program Development Training and Prevention and Early Intervention Programs. Prevention (includes personal development courses).

  • IMPACT Course
  • Native Family Systems
  • Awareness Workshops
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse and Relapse
  • Rehab Services
  • Comfort Allowance for Tribal Members going back to a treatment center
  • Care Package


Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

For pregnant Tribal Members or moms breast feeding who's child is less than a year old. The program offers:

  • A weekly milk exchange coupon to Lucky Dollar Foods for nutritious food based on the Canada Food Guide.
  • Prenatal Classes
    • "Best Beginning" manual
    • Infant car seats
    • Infant Nutrition Information


FASD Program


  • Home Visitation Program
  • FASD Awareness Workshop


HIV/ AIDS/ HEP C Program

HIV/ AIDS/ Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted disease courses to community members on an on-going basis.

- Girl Power

- Purchase 50 T-shirts with prevention message

- Mugs with prevention message

- Distribution of condoms


Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI)


National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

2 Youth Suicide Mentors

  • Girls Support Group
  • Boys Support Group


All upcoming workshops and courses are advertised in the Tribes' local newsletter one month prior to course.


The Ermineskin Brighter Futures Program is funded by the First Nations and Inuit Health (FNIH), formally Medical Services Branch (MSB). The program is health related and available to Ermineskin Tribal Members.


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Upcoming Brighter Futures Events

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