Our families need your donations now more than ever.


In order to protect the health and wellness of all our staff, families and the community, we will be cancelling our future group events and classes until further notice. We will update our Events Calendar when new information becomes available.
For a list of resources: COVID-19 Information.
Be safe and stay healthy.
Update: Bowness Office hours of operation will be limited to Monday, Thursday and Fridays only.


Guided by Indigenous teachings, MISKANAWAH (mis-con-a-wa) offers supportive programs and services to people in Calgary as they strengthen their circles of self, family, community, and culture.


Children, youth and families thrive within a culturally responsive community.
Working from a trauma-informed and strength-based perspective, we work with people to build skills and resiliency by forming natural supports. Our work is founded on Indigenous teachings and traditions, and how they can help people live the good life.

Our Approach

Tapisahotiwin is the act of connecting, engaging and fostering relationships, which is an integral component in the work we do with our clients.

Our own relationships and connections with those we serve are the foundation for the services we provide. Respect and recognition of culture is embedded in the work we do with individuals and families, and within our community.
We are focused in meeting the needs of Indigenous children, youth and families.

As an agency, the outcomes we seek for our clients include the following:
Children and youth have strengthened resiliency and capacity for success, including preparedness for entering adulthood;
Children, youth and families are healthier and more connected to their communities;
Children, youth and families experience healthy and resilient relationships;
Cultural integrity and identity is strengthened. 

Our Story

What We Offer