Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 5, May 2009, pp. 22-23
Discussion on the necessity of tapping into the non-traditional workforce, including women, visible minorities and Aboriginal people, with the goal to fulfill the need for skilled employees in the mining industry over the next decade.
Article located by scrolling to page 22 and 23.
Aboriginal Horizontal Framework: Programs and Spending Overview
Documents & Presentations
[Treasury Board Secretariat
Government of Canada]
Overview of Aboriginal-direct programming and spending offered by the Government of Canada. The 360 programs and services are arranged under seven thematic headings: Health, Lifelong Learning, Housing, Safe and Sustainable Communities, Economic Opportunities, Lands and Resources and Governance and Relationships.
Purpose of report is to provide overview of best practices and highlight recurring issues in British Columbia, other parts of Canada and Australia. Looked at annual and symposium reports, internal documents and literature reviews.
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 4, April 2009, p. 17
Promotes the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies Women in Trades Program which has had great sucess in employment of women in the construction industry.
Article located by scrolling to page 17.
Affordable Housing and Home Ownership: Business Case Development for the Saskatoon Market
Research focused on industry partnerships, trades training, and home ownership, as well as background information on demographics and the current housing situation. Report forms part of the Bridges and Foundations Project on Urban Aboriginal Housing.
Outlines characteristics of current programs for training adulteducation instructors and makes recommendations to increase the number Aboriginal faculty in mainstream colleges and vocational institutes.
Outlines structure of the program and makes recommendations to increase participation of First Nations and Métis in residential construction industry. Report forms part of the Bridges and Foundations Project on Urban Aboriginal Housing.
Discusses a study conducted by the Community Economic Development Centre at Simon Fraser University to determine the business information needs of Aboriginal entrepreneurs and service providers in British Columbia.
Reports results of interviews with Industry Training Authority's Aboriginal Advisory Council, survey which included responses from pre-apprentices and apprentices, employers, service providers, and educational institutions, and focus groups.
Gives specific examples of successful programs.