First Nations’ Students Supported by New LifeSkills Programs

New programs that teach positive lifestyle choices and build resistance to high-risk behaviours are being delivered to children and youth at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Maskwacis Cree Communities. The programs are supported by $3.96 million in Safe Communities grant funding from the Alberta government over 3 years.

The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Maskwacis Cree Communities invited the University of Alberta to partner with them to identify an effective program for substance abuse and violence prevention that could be delivered to children and youth in the community. The LifeSkills© program, is an internationally-developed, evidence-based program chosen by the University based on its effectiveness with school-aged children.  

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