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Athabasca Minerals Announces $2.7M USD Non-Dilutive Financing for Expansion of Frac Sand Operations and Enters into Investor Relations Agreement

Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – September 27, 2022) – Athabasca Minerals Inc. (TSXV: AMI) (“AMI” or the “Corporation”) an innovative and integrated group of companies that develops and delivers sand and gravel products, technical services, and supply-chain solutions, is pleased to announce that its joint venture partnership, AMI Silica LLC (“Silica LLC”), has finalized a non-dilutive financing for $2.7 Million USD (the “Financing”) to support expansion initiatives at its Hixton operations. The Corporation also announces that it has entered into an arms-length investor relations agreement (the “Agreement”) with Boardmarker Group (“Boardmarker”), led by Mr. Dean Stuart.

AMI Silica LLC Financing

AMI Silica LLC has entered into a non-dilutive debt financing facility for $2.7 Million USD. Under the terms of this financing, the facility is backed by eligible equipment owned by AMI Silica LLC. This loan will mature on August 1, 2025 unless paid out at an earlier date.

Dana Archibald, AMI Silica LLC’s President and AMI’s Chief Executive Officer comments, “This funding will support AMI Silica LLC’s expansion and growth strategy. As market demand continues to grow we are working on initiatives that will provide increased logistics capabilities to support the demand and provide added revenue streams. We have a strong customer base and are finding ways to grow strategically to satisfy their requirements.”

The Board of Directors of AMI Silica LLC has approved, based on this new financing and the company’s strengthened working capital, to repay a portion of the original shareholders loan to both partners. Both JMAC Energy Services LLC and AMI received a payment of USD$600 Thousand, equal to $800,500 Canadian dollars.

Investor Relations Agreement

The Corporation has signed an Agreement with Boardmarker Group to provide investor relations and communications services with a focus on shareholder engagement and strategic capital market outreach.

David Churchill, AMI’s Chief Financial Officer states, “We are excited to bring Dean on board to support our Investor Relations initiatives and to bring greater outreach to the market, in addition to raising our profile with current and potential investors. Dean has a long history with the company, dating back to 2007, with a solid understanding of our assets as well as strong relationships with our shareholder base. We look forward to working with Dean as we continue to introduce a more focused and aligned organization, driven by the many opportunities that we have before us.”

Under the terms of the Agreement, AMI will pay Boardmarker a monthly retainer, in the amount of $3,500, for an indefinite term. The Agreement may be terminated at any time, without penalty, by either party giving 30 days’ notice. In addition, the Corporation will issue 75,000 stock options using the market price at close of trading on September 26, 2022 of $0.185 and an additional 25,000 stock options at a price that is $0.05 above the market price at close of trading on September 26, 2022 of $0.235.

The scope of these services will include communication with current and prospective shareholders, a market engagement strategy designed to introduce the Corporation to key banking and investment dealers, and supporting the Corporation on the development of external communications such as press releases, marketing materials and presentations. In addition, the Agreement allows for AMI to increase the scope of services, at its discretion, appointing Mr. Stuart as the primary investor relations contact for the Corporation, adding the tracking and reporting of key market data, and the participation of Mr. Stuart in key conferences and investor trips. As per the terms of the Agreement, if the additional services are added the monthly retainer increases to $5,000.

Upon execution of the Agreement 150,000 stock options will be placed in escrow and released pending Mr. Stuart meeting strategic targets that have been pre-determined. Upon the Corporation’s share price trading above $0.30 for 10 consecutive trading days Mr. Stuart will be eligible to receive 50,000 stock options from escrow and upon the Corporation’s share price trading above $0.40 for 10 consecutive trading days Mr. Stuart will be eligible to receive 100,000 stock options from escrow.

All stock option issuances are subject to applicable stock exchange approvals and shall be made in accordance with applicable securities legislation and as per the terms of the Corporation’s stock option plan. As per the Corporation’s stock option plan, options will vest over a period of eighteen months with one third vesting at six months, another third vesting at one year and the final third vesting at eighteen months.

ABOUT ATHABASCA MINERALS INC.

Athabasca Minerals is an integrated group of companies capable of full life-cycle development and supply of aggregates and industrial minerals. The Corporation is comprised of the following business units:

  • AMI Silica division (www.amisilica.com) is a leading supplier of premium industrial sand with operations in Wisconsin and regional deposits located in Alberta and North-East BC, currently in the development phase.
  • AMI Aggregates division produces and sells aggregates out of its corporate pits and manages the Coffey Lake Public Pit on behalf of the Government of Alberta.
  • Métis North Sand & Gravel (www.metisnorthrocks.com) is a strategic partnership between Athabasca Minerals Inc. and the McKay MetisGroup to deliver aggergates to the energy, infrastructure, and construction sectors in the Wood Buffalo region.
  • AMI RockChain division (www.amirockchain.com) is North America’s largest platform for buying, selling, and transporting gravel, sand, and other surface materials. It is a technology-enabled business that deploys its proprietary RockChain™ digital platform, associated industry econometrics, supply-chain algorithms, quality-assurance & safety programs to bring customers integrated supply-delivery solutions of industrial minerals to industry, infrastructure and construction sectors.

For further information, please contact:
Cheryl Grue, Director, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 587-392-5862 / Email: 

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Royal Alberta Museum returns Indigenous artifacts

Sep 26, 2022

The Royal Alberta Museum has returned ownership of seven cultural artifacts from its collections to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Royal Alberta Museum and Alberta’s government are working with Indigenous leaders and communities to address past wrongs and harm done to Indigenous Peoples. Part of this work includes identifying and returning Indigenous cultural artifacts.

This return of ownership of seven objects to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) was completed under the terms of the Historical Resources Act.

“Returning culturally significant artifacts to the communities they came from is a necessary and important step towards reconciliation. Alberta’s government and the Royal Alberta Museum are committed to working with Indigenous communities to honour the significance of Indigenous artifacts and the stories they tell.”

Ron Orr, Minister of Culture

Alberta’s government and ACFN share an interest in preserving these important cultural artifacts. The Treaty 8 medal and its leather strap were physically returned while the remaining five objects will be on loan to the Royal Alberta Museum for preservation purposes as they are larger, fragile and difficult to move. The ACFN has approved these items remaining at the museum and can choose to move these objects at any time.

“The return of these objects to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is a powerful moment, and the Royal Alberta Museum is honoured to take this important step toward reconciliation. We look forward to exploring future opportunities to strengthen our relationship with Alberta’s Indigenous communities.”

Meaghan Patterson, executive director, Royal Alberta Museum

“This is a great example of what’s possible when we work together. There is still much to do to repatriate additional items but we thank Minister Orr for recognizing the importance of returning these pieces of ACFN history. Marsi cho.”

Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

The Royal Alberta Museum consults with Indigenous communities and leaders on an ongoing basis to ensure Indigenous objects and stories in its galleries are shared and cared for appropriately or returned to their rightful owners. To honour the unique relationship between Indigenous Peoples of Alberta and the Crown, the museum offers free admission to Indigenous Peoples.

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Canada invests in green upgrades to health and wellness centre in Tsuut’ina Nation

From: Infrastructure Canada

Tsuut’ina Nation, Alberta, September 26, 2022— Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Roy Whitney, Xakiji (Chief), Tsuut’ina Nation, announced more than $1.9 million in federal funding to support green infrastructure upgrades for a community health and wellness facility in Tsuut’ina Nation.

The Tsuut’ina Nation Community Drop-In Centre for Healthy Living, also known as the Spirit Healing Lodge, has played an important role in the Tsuut’ina Nation community for over 30 years. The facility is a place where Nation members can go to access a wide range of services and resources, including support for mental health, addiction, trauma, and domestic and socioeconomic issues.

“Our Government is committed to working together with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to build a brighter and greener future in Alberta and across Canada. Investing in projects that improve community resources is an integral part of that mission. This project will see necessary upgrades brought to a cornerstone of Tsuut’ina Nation and allow the building to serve the community for years to come,” said the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

“Tsuut’ina is making steady strides towards cultural preservation and the celebration of our history. Central to those efforts are facilities like museums, our schools and of course our drop in and healing centre. Intergeneration trauma is real, but can be overcome, with time, through our collective commitment to nurturing our community members.  The federal contribution to this centre is as important as it welcomed, and represents a step forward on the path to reconciliation,” said Roy Whitney, Xakiji (Chief), Tsuut’ina Nation.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.

The funding announced today will improve the building’s efficiency by upgrading the heating system, boilers, lighting, commercial kitchen equipment, and windows and doors. Additional green upgrades will include the installation of solar panels and re-grading and landscaping to improve the Lodge’s drainage and climate resiliency. Federal funding will also support accessibility enhancements, like the construction of new concrete sidewalks with ramps for wheelchair access.

The green and accessibility upgrades to the Tsuut’ina Nation Community Drop-In Centre for Healthy Living will provide essential services and resources to the community of the Tsuut’ina Nation, while extending the longevity of the existing building and ensuring that the environmentally conscious improvements help further Canada along its path towards a greener future.

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada is investing nearly $1,930,000 in this project through the Green and Inclusive Buildings program.
  • Federal funding for this project is conditional on the signing of the contribution agreement.
  • The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is an integral part of Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan, providing $1.5 billion over five years towards green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and the construction of new publicly accessible community buildings that serve high-needs, underserved communities across Canada.
  • At least 10 percent of funding is allocated to projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, including Indigenous populations in urban centres.
  • Provincial/territorial governments, municipal or regional governments, public sector bodies, not-for-profit, and Indigenous organizations interested in the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program are invited to apply on the Infrastructure Canada website.
  • Applicants with large retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs ranging from $3 million to $25 million were accepted through a competitive intake process which closed on July 6, 2021. A second intake is anticipated later in 2022, however the date has not yet been determined. Details about the second intake will be published to the Infrastructure Canada- Green and Inclusive Community Buildings’ website as soon as they become available.
  • Applicants with small and medium retrofit projects to existing community buildings ranging in total eligible cost from $100,000 to $2,999,999 will be accepted and funded on a rolling intake basis.
  • Announced in December 2020, Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments towards a healthy environment and economy.

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Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Jean-Sébastien Comeau
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
343-574-8116
[email protected]

Morten Paulsen
External Relations
Paulsen Group
403-399-3377
[email protected]

Media Relations
Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: [email protected]

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Canada’s first Métis cultural destination officially opens in Smoky Lake – CFWE

September 26th, 2022

“The grand opening event is all about thanking and acknowledging everyone who has contributed towards making this dream a reality,” said Juanita Marois, CEO, Métis Crossing

A 688-acre Métis cultural destination celebrated it’s grand opening on Sunday September 25th in Smoky Lake.

The Métis Crossing lodge features a new state-of-the-art Cultural Gathering Centre, boutique lodge, campground, heritage species wildlife park, a historical Métis Riverlot farmyard and a Métis veterans’ memorial.

The lodge includes 40 rooms in a boutique accommodation overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The grand opening event on the 25th will also showcase upcoming developments including sky watching pods, a solar farm, and additional programming and offerings.

Read More: https://www.cfweradio.ca/news/alberta-news/canadas-first-metis-cultural-destination-officially-opens-in-smoky-lake/

RRC Polytech begins Truth and Reconciliation Week by signing Indigenous Education Protocol – Global News

September 26, 2022

Red River College Polytechnic kicked off Truth and Reconciliation Week by announcing that it is joining with other colleges and institutes in the signing of a national Indigenous Education Protocol.

The document underscores the importance of having structures and approaches required to address Indigenous peoples’ learning needs and supports the self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities.

“We have dedicated ourselves to reconciling a broken trust in our education system and recognize that advancing Indigenous achievement requires organizations to listen, embrace new ways of learning and work together to prompt meaningful change,” said Fred Meier, president and CEO of RRC Polytech.

All staff are encouraged to complete the Four Seasons of Reconciliation training modules and a blanket exercise to learn about the true effects of Canada’s colonization.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9156281/rrc-polytechic-truth-and-reconciliation-week/

Blackfoot Tech Council Statement

Congratulations, Siksika! Just announced today:

With leadership from the Blackfoot Tech Council and support from Siksika Nation’s Chief & Council, we’ve successfully raised the funding required to bring high-speed internet to every single home on Siksika Nation and the surrounding areas. Once the project is complete, our members will finally have equitable access to fast and reliable internet! See the press release for more details, and stay tuned for information about upcoming community engagement sessions, where you’re invited to come on out to learn more about what this will mean for your family and for your home.

“First Nations people have been innovators in technology for millennia. This initiative is building the capacity of our Nation to be leaders in present-day information technology and communication.” ~ Nioksskaistamik Ouray Crowfoot, Chief of Siksika Nation

The Blackfoot Tech Council is comprised of Siksika Nation’s technical specialists, the majority of whom are Siksika Nation members themselves, with participation from Siksika’s political, commercial, educational, health, cultural, and social services entities. We came together with a shared conviction that a coordinated effort by Siksika for Siksika, reflective of deep community understanding, is essential for the creation of a healthy digital ecosystem that will allow Siksika to thrive. Visit blackfoottech.ca for more information about the Blackfoot Tech Council.

For more information or media inquiries, contact the Blackfoot Tech Council at [email protected]

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Poll: Canadians See Our Energy Products as Boost to Global Sustainability

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 26, 2022 – A strong majority of Canadians (more than seven in ten respondents) believe Canada’s liquified natural gas (LNG) can help improve global energy security and sustainability efforts, according to a new public opinion poll conducted by Research Co. for advocacy organization Canada Action during September 16 and 17.

Seventy-three percent of respondents said our country should advocate for Canada’s energy sector as a leader in environmentally sustainable production. Almost eight in ten respondents (79 percent) said they prefer to use Canadian energy in their day-to-day lives.

“These latest polling results confirm exactly what we’ve found in our media interviews, community events, social media engagements and public interactions over the last number of months,” Canada Action founder and chief spokesperson Cody Battershill explained.

“Canadians are coming to understand the world will need oil and gas long into the future, and so Canada should continue to play a strong role as a country that respects workers, families and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and that adheres to the strictest environmental, health and safety regulations in the world,” Battershill added.

The latest poll questioned 1,000 adults online across Canada and found strong support for Canada’s energy sector. Additional findings include:

  • A majority of Canadians (56 percent of those polled) think it’s wrong for Canada to forfeit energy opportunities to other countries with higher emissions, when thinking about LNG. This represents a rise in public support of five percent since this question was asked in a March poll.
  • Three-in-four Canadians (75 percent) agree that exporting responsible and reliable Canadian energy, expertise, and technology to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one way Canada can play an important role in addressing climate action. This is an increase of one percent since the question was asked in March.
  • Given that global energy demand is forecasted to grow 50 percent by 2050, four-in-five Canadians (80 percent) support trade in all Canadian energy technologies including solar, wind, hydro, hydrogen, geothermal, biofuels, and oil and gas.
  • More than three-in-five Canadians (63 percent) agree that investing in Canada’s oil and gas sector makes sense if you value climate leadership, social progress, and transparency.
  • After having been informed that from 2000 to 2019, the emission intensity of Canada’s oil sands operations dropped by approximately 33 percent due to technological and efficiency improvements, almost three-in-four Canadians (73 percent) agreed we should advocate for Canada’s energy sector as a leader in environmentally sustainable production.

Canada Action is a non-partisan, national coalition that advocates for the responsible development of Canada’s various natural resources, for the industries that move that development forward, and for the workers, families and communities the sector supports.

The poll’s margin of error, which measures sample variability, is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.

For further information: Cody Battershill – (403) 370-4008 / [email protected], Or visit our web site: CanadaAction.ca

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3 Indigenous women challenge Alberta’s mandatory oath to King amid lawsuit – CBC

‘The oath is a trigger of intergenerational trauma,’ an Indigenous law student said

Sep 26, 2022

Three Indigenous women aspiring to become lawyers in Alberta are challenging the King’s Oath, because they say swearing an oath to the monarchy is modern colonialism.

Anita Cardinal, who is set to graduate law school next year, and Janice Makokis and Rachel Snow, who graduated from law school in 2010 and 2013 respectively, are unable to practise law, they say, until the mandatory oath one swears when called to the bar is amended, or an alternative oath is provided.

“The oath is a trigger of intergenerational trauma for most Indigenous law students,” Cardinal said. “It is a trigger for me.”

Provincial legislation requires that lawyers vow to “be faithful and bear true allegiance” to the reigning monarch, their heirs and successors. After the death of Queen Elizabeth, those called to the bar must swear allegiance to King Charles.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/3-indigenous-women-challenge-alberta-s-mandatory-oath-to-king-amid-lawsuit-1.6594373

Solar Harvest – Epcor

​​Sam, Trina and Valerie (pictured above) are working to make the most of the sun’s energy by connecting industry, research and education through one of North America’s most unique solar farms.​​

Sometimes land has to sit before you know what crop will thrive on it. This was the case at the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant, which opened in 1976 and where much of the site was empty and earmarked for future expansion. Only recently however, advances in solar energy created options for an entirely different kind of harvest. A solar harvest.

The North Saskatchewan River winds its mighty path through Edmonton, flowing roughly from southwest to northeast on its way out of town to ultimately draining into the Hudson’s Bay. Edmontonians are blessed to have such a massive water system to draw from, which is where the E. L. Smith plant comes in. The plant sits in a bend of land beside the river in the southwest corner of the city within sight of the bridge that takes the Anthony Henday freeway over the river. This single plant provides 65 per cent of the Edmonton area’s drinking water supply.

Read More: https://www.epcor.com/about/news-announcements/our-stories/Pages/solar-harvest.aspx

AB Government: Helping youth be the VOICE against gender-based violence

The Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change through Empowerment (VOICE) program is helping to chip away at the root causes of gender-based violence, one mentor at a time.

Through the program, professional athletes connect with young Albertans through high schools and community groups to face gender-based violence head on.

They use their platform to inspire youth to build relationships, cultures and environments that empower communities to address stigmas, challenge behaviour norms and inspire change.

Funding to help VOICE reach more students

Ensuring youth feel safe, supported and respected in communities across this province is a priority. This is why Alberta’s government is providing an additional $500,000 to the VOICE program, bringing total government funding to almost $900,000. The increased funding means more mentors can be trained so the program can reach more schools, communities and campus organizations.

This will include expanding the scope of the program to fraternities and sororities, and deliver programming to two schools (St. Albert Catholic High School in St. Albert and Bert Church High School in Airdrie), three Indigenous communities (Fort McKay, Maskwacis and Paul First Nation) and five additional post-secondary institutions (Olds College, Mount Royal University, University of Lethbridge, MacEwan University and Medicine Hat College).

“When young adults are inspired to get involved in their communities and foster healthy relationships, they build a better future for themselves, their friends and future generations. Every Albertan deserves to feel safe in our province, and programs like this provide important tools for our youth to navigate difficult situations and inspire change.”

Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, Associate Minister of Status of Women

“Any act of violence is already one too many. Unfortunately, as a former police officer, I came to realize that recurring violence is a tragic reality for many. I am thankful to see initiatives such as VOICE take steps toward ending gender-based violence in our province. The mentors’ rigorous training and understanding of generational norms make them an excellent resource for young Albertans to learn about healthy behaviours and practices.”

Brad Rutherford, Minister and chief government whip

“Thank you to the Government of Alberta and the Ministry of Culture and Status of Women for their continued support and investment in VOICE. This announcement is one more step towards ensuring all Albertans have the access and opportunity to be engaged in our programming. Education and mentorship is a major source of connection for youth, and we look forward to working alongside our partners to end gender-based violence across our province.”

Colleen Pirie, director and founder, VOICE

Quick facts

  • VOICE began as an annual training session for athletes and staff of the Edmonton Elks and the Calgary Stampeders as part of the Canadian Football League’s commitment to address and prevent gender-based violence in its organizations.
  • Since its inception, VOICE has gained attention from athletic organizations across the province, particularly over social media. Alberta-born players who play for teams in other provinces as far as Ontario have joined the movement, giving the program a national reach.
  • As of September 2021, the VOICE program has trained more than 34 ambassadors, connected with more than 21 schools and engaged with almost 3,000 students across the province.
  • The program is expected to reach more than 11,000 Alberta youth by December, including K-12 schools in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Athabasca, Bonnyville, Brooks and several First Nations and Métis communities.

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Le gouvernement de l’Alberta s’engage à prévenir la violence sexiste en donnant aux jeunes les moyens de militer pour le changement.

Le programme « Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change through Empowerment » (VOICE) permet de s’attaquer aux causes profondes de la violence sexiste, un mentor à la fois.

Dans le cadre de ce programme, des athlètes professionnels entrent en contact avec des jeunes Albertaines et Albertains dans les écoles secondaires et au sein de groupes communautaires afin de s’attaquer à la violence sexiste.

Ces athlètes se servent de leur expérience pour encourager les jeunes de l’Alberta à établir les relations, favoriser la culture et définir le contexte qui permettent aux communautés de s’attaquer aux idées préconçues, de remettre en question les comportements admis et d’inspirer le changement.

Le gouvernement de l’Alberta fournit des fonds pour aider le programme VOICE à atteindre plus d’étudiants et d’étudiantes

Voilà pourquoi le gouvernement de l’Alberta accorde 500 000 $ de plus au programme VOICE. Cette augmentation, qui porte le financement total du gouvernement à près de 900 000 $, permettra aux responsables de former davantage de mentors et à offrir le programme dans d’autres écoles, communautés et organismes sur les campus.

« Lorsque les jeunes adultes sont incités à s’impliquer dans leur communauté et à entretenir des relations saines, ils construisent un avenir meilleur pour eux-mêmes, leurs amis et les générations à venir. Chaque Albertaine et chaque Albertain méritent de se sentir en sécurité dans notre province, et les programmes comme celui-ci fournissent à nos jeunes des outils importants pour qu’ils et elles puissent faire face à des situations difficiles et inspirer le changement.»

Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, ministre associée à la Condition féminine

« Un seul acte de violence en est un de trop. Malheureusement, en tant qu’ancien agent de police, je me suis rendu compte que la violence récurrente est une réalité tragique pour beaucoup d’entre nous. Je suis reconnaissant de voir des initiatives comme le programme VOICE prendre des mesures pour mettre fin à la violence sexiste dans notre province. La formation rigoureuse que reçoivent les mentors et leur compréhension des normes générationnelles font d’eux une excellente ressource pour les jeunes de la province qui souhaitent apprendre ce que sont les pratiques et les comportements sains.»

Brad Rutherford, ministre et whip en chef du gouvernement

« Nous remercions le gouvernement de l’Alberta et le ministère de la Culture et de la Condition féminine de leur soutien continu et de leur investissement dans le programme VOICE. Cette annonce est un pas de plus pour nous assurer que toute la population albertaine a accès à notre programmation et peut y participer. L’éducation et le mentorat sont une source importante de connexion pour les jeunes, et nous sommes impatients de travailler avec nos partenaires pour mettre fin à la violence sexiste dans notre province. »

Colleen Pirie, directrice et fondatrice du programme VOICE

En bref

  • Le programme VOICE a fait ses débuts comme session de formation annuelle pour les athlètes et le personnel des Elks d’Edmonton et des Stampeders de Calgary, dans le cadre de l’engagement de la Ligue canadienne de football à aborder et à prévenir la violence sexiste dans ses organisations.
  • Depuis sa création, le programme VOICE a attiré l’attention des organismes sportifs de la province, notamment dans les médias sociaux. Des joueurs nés en Alberta qui jouent dans les équipes d’autres provinces, jusqu’en Ontario, se sont joints au mouvement, ce qui a donné au programme une portée nationale.
  • En septembre 2021, le programme VOICE avait formé plus de 34 ambassadeurs, établi des liens avec plus de 21 écoles et s’était engagé auprès d’environ 3 000 élèves dans toute la province.
  • D’ici décembre 2022, le programme devrait être présenté à plus de 11 000 jeunes de l’Alberta, notamment dans des écoles de la maternelle à la 12e année de Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Athabasca, Bonnyville, Brooks et plusieurs communautés des Premières Nations et des Métis.

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