The AWN office is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We kindly ask staff and visitors to adhere to the current face mask and physical distancing guidelines.
We have disposable non-medical face masks available for community members at the office. Emergency food hampers are available for any community members who are quarantining and are unable to buy groceries. Please see below COVID-19 resources for more details.
A third round of food hampers was delivered in December 2021. AWN also completed a fourth round of septic emptying service at the end of December. Read more about our response to COVID-19 below.
COVID-19 vaccines for Albertans are being rolled out in phases. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 811. Visit Alberta.ca for more information
Check to see when you’re eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. If you’re eligible, book your appointment by calling 811 or going to Alberta Health Services
Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine
First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives and knowledge sharing on COVID-19 vaccines
With the generous help of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, AWN is is offering emergency food hampers for community members who are self-isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test result or confirmed contact with a positive case and have been instructed by AHS to self-isolate.
If you are unable to leave your home to purchase essential food items, please contact AWN at 780-827-5510 and staff will make a contactless delivery of emergency groceries.
There is an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 information and resources online. AWN encourages community members to seek information from trusted sources like your family physician and Alberta Health Services. If you would like assistance navigating information, please call the office at 780-827-5510 or access Alberta 211 by dialing 211 or texting INFO to 211 on your phone.
- Mandatory restrictions for Alberta
- Symptoms and testing information for Albertans
- Isolation and quarantine information for Albertans
- COVID-19 case statistics for Grande Cache
- Follow this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a map for active cases. In the bottom left corner, select ‘Local geographic area’ and select Grande Cache on the map. The most up to date COVID-19 statistics for Grande Cache will appear.
- Indigenous-specific COVID-19 resources for Albertans
Professional, confidential support is available 24/7.
211 is an essential service that helps Albertans find the right resource or service for whatever issue they need help with, at the right time. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text and chat. The service is free, confidential and available in over 170 languages over the phone.
- Visit Alberta 211 for online resources and live chat.
- Call 2-1-1
- Text INFO to 211
Health Link 811
Do you have a health concern? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. You can also call 811 for assistance booking a COVID-19 test. In a medical emergency, always call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.
Hope for Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Service is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibwe, and Inuktitut.
Experienced and culturally competent Helpline counsellors can help if you:
- want to talk
- are distressed
- have strong emotional reactions
- are triggered by painful memories
Visit Hope for Wellness to access the online chat.
Call 1-855-242-3310 toll-free.
Toll-free Telephone Helplines
- Alberta Mental Health Line 1-877-303-2642
- Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868
- Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511
- Senior Safety Line 1-866-200-1011
AWN's COVID-19 Response
Sorry, no updates are currently available
Nanâskomowin ᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐃᐧᐣ Gratitude
Since March, AWN has been able to respond to the needs of the community exposed by COVID-19 with the care, help, and support of friends and partners. We would not have been able to provide the May care packages for Elders, Internet SmartHubs for families, septic tank emptying, or community care packages without the generosity of a lot of giving, thoughtful, and compassionate individuals and organizations. We thank you with our whole hearts and hope that you know how much you are appreciated and how many people your kindness has touched. As Elder Mabel Wanyandie shared with us when she called in October, “Thank you. People are happy.”