Posted by AFPA | October 10, 2023
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EDMONTON – Aboriginal Alert is pleased to announce a new partnership with the
Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA), marking a significant step forward in its
mission to help Aboriginal families find their missing loved ones.
Aboriginal Alert is seeking to expand its services across the country. This new partnership willhelp it do that by making connections with other organizations who can offer support to move
Aboriginal Alert’s goals forward. Aboriginal Alert’s goal is to have a dedicated staff member in
each province, who will update and send out alerts on missing Aboriginal people daily.
The AFPA, a prominent representative of sustainable forestry in Alberta, has shown an increasing
commitment towards the needs of Aboriginal communities by using their channels and reach to
educate and their membership base.
“Partnering with AFPA is an important moment for our organization. The AFPA has made strides
towards addressing Aboriginal issues, and we appreciate their willingness to further their
commitment through this partnership. Their ability to connect us with their expansive network of
members will allow us to mobilize more resources towards our cause. This is about more than
symbolic gestures – it’s about real, meaningful change for Aboriginal communities.”
“AFPA’s support will allow us to extend our reach, connect with more people, and drive forward
our mission. At the end of the day, we need to find creative ways to partner with organizations
like AFPA, who have the relationships and resources to help fulfill our goals and vision.”
Dan Martel, Aboriginal Alert CEO
The AFPA, known for its advocacy for sustainable forestry practices, recognizes the urgent need
“We understand the gravity of the crisis of missing Aboriginal peoples. This partnership is a
meaningful way for us to lend our support to an Aboriginal-led initiative that is tackling this issue
head-on,” Our hope is that by leveraging our influence and access to networks, we can help
Aboriginal Alert acquire the resources needed to scale up their services.”
Jason Krips, Alberta Forest Products Association CEO
For more information about this partnership, please visit www.aboriginalalert.ca
CEO, Aboriginal Alert
Director of Communications, AFPA
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