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The first action of the EndPoverty Edmonton Road Map is “to design and plan an Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre”.

As the lead on this keystone action, the City of Edmonton brought together a dynamic committee to guide the initial strategic planning phase of this significant project in the fall of 2017. The Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre (ICWC) Steering Committee is composed of Indigenous representatives from the EndPoverty Edmonton Indigenous Circle and City staff members.

Project Timeline

The first phase of the project consists of a comprehensive environmental scan and broad based community engagements that will inform the strategic goals and direction of the proposed centre, including both its indoor and outdoor spaces.

On March 9, 2018, a pipe ceremony was held to initiate the project. This was soon followed by a community engagement launch hosted on April 12, 2018 where participants were able to learn about the Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre, and share early thoughts on its vision and planning.

Community engagement sessions has begun and Indigenous peoples from all walks of life are encouraged to participate. For further information and updates, visit Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre.

Indigenous Youth Internship

Our Steering Committee is looking for two youth to help plan and build an Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre in Edmonton. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2019

Job Posting

Application Package 


ICWC Youth Internship

Are you an Indigenous Youth interested in making a difference in your community? We need your voice and vision!

ICWC Environmental Scan Report

After nearly a full year of engagements with many Indigenous Peoples from all walks of life, the ICWC Environmental Scan Report is now complete and ready to be shared!

The ICWC Steering Committee, providing leadership to this important work,  have recently endorsed the Report to be shared with the EndPovertyEdmonton Indigenous Circle, Stewardship Round Table, and the community.  

Our next steps include building a Business Case, which involves forming a ICWC Governance structure, and having focused conversations with Elders and community members at key intervals. 

E-Scan Final Report - December 31, 2018

The E-Scan is the first deliverable in the “Strategy” phase of the ICWC project and in part will inform the next deliverable - development of the Business Case.

E-Scan Highlights

This document demonstrates how information found in the E-Scan directly links with key areas within in a Business Case template.

For More Information

Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre


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