The ABDF (Aboriginal Business Development Fund) is a program that provides tools for Aboriginal entrepreneurs who choose to start their own businesses. The funds are available through a community-based organization.
The Aboriginal Construction Careers website includes tools and information for Aboriginal Persons exploring and preparing for a career in Construction. It contains a How to Guide to enable employers to develop a workable and sustainable approach and lists programs or initiatives to increase numbers of Aboriginal workers getting a job in the construction industry. Information on ES is integrated throughout the How to Guide. The website also provides numerous ES profiles of industry related occupations.
Overview of several programs provided by members of TASC to promote Aboriginal worker inclusion.
The guiding team is a volunteer network of Aboriginal organizations that share information and work jointly to support a broader understanding of Essential Skills (ES) and its potential to raise Aboriginal Peoples’ skill levels. The team works to: build capacity; deliver quality ES programming within their service areas; increase awareness related to ES; provide information regarding best practices, program models and materials and resources for the delivery and integration of ES into Aboriginal or mainstream employment and training programming.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council is a national Canadian based not-for-profit organization with a mandate to advance the full participation in the economy of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and Indigenous Peoples around the world.
Offers a wide range of products, services and networks that help Indigenous people advance careers and organizations create inclusive workplaces that position them as employers-of-choice.
Topics covered include: Demographic issues, Isolated communities, Access to higher education,
The goal of the Aboriginal Job Centre (AJC) is twofold. On one side, it provides a free online platform for all employers – including Aboriginal organizations – to publish job opportunities that are targeted towards the Aboriginal workforce. On the other side, Aboriginal job seekers can search for employment opportunities, whether it is by location, job sector or keywords. Postings from across Canada are added to the site daily.
The Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) Pilot Project was a three year community-based initiative that assisted First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island and their citizens in developing a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflective of customized community literacy and essential skills needs, interests and priorities.