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New Initiative to Support Aboriginal Learners

by Mario Gravelle

The Counselling Foundation of Canada, CERIC and Ashoka Changemakers are pleased to announce a collaborative initiative to support Aboriginal learning and improved outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners in Canada. We invite you to participate!

Maybe you have a dream about wilderness skills training, or you have come up with a new approach to early childhood learning; perhaps you have designed a distance mentoring program, or have a new way to bring music to your school, or developed an approach to career and workplace training tailored for Aboriginal people.

As long as your focus is learning, inside or outside the classroom, we want to hear about it! Entries to the Changemakers Initiative Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning can come from individuals, groups or organizations from Canada and around the world. All of the entries will be posted online, so that everyone can learn about these great ideas.

By entering your idea or project in the online Changemakers contest, you can win one or two of the more than 30 awards ranging from $500 to $5,000.

The Counselling Foundation of Canada and CERIC are sponsoring three awards of $1,000 (each) for the top entries pertaining to career education and workplace learning in Canada.

Key dates:

  • Launch: October 26
  • Early Entry Prize Deadline: December 7
  • Early Entry Prize Announced: December 21
  • Entry Deadline: January 27
  • Finalists Announced: March 7
  • Online Voting: March 7 – March 21
  • Winners Announced: March 26
  • Sharing and Celebration Summit: mid to late April

Visit http://www.changemakers.com/fnmi-learning from now until January 27, 2012 to enter your idea or project.

 

 

Mario Gravelle joined The Counselling Foundation of Canada in early 2011 as Learning and Innovation Analyst. His responsibilities include instituting and overseeing knowledge capture and knowledge transfer activities about projects that the foundation supports. Mr. Gravelle is a doctoral candidate in history at York University (B.A. from Concordia University and M.A. from the University of Ottawa).

 

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