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An Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey: Planting the Seeds for Growth

The Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey workshop resources are designed to introduce the concept of Essential Skills to learners and support ES integration into the work of educators, trainers, counsellors. The two day workshop toolkit includes a Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Workbook in both French and English. These workshop materials have been produced anticipating the needs of educators, workplace trainers and facilitators. They are useful in their own contexts and can be downloaded for free. Format and content reflect an Aboriginal worldview.




Publisher: Douglas College

About catherine

Catherine Ducharme is a bilingual communications specialist based in Toronto. She has been the Content and Communications Co-ordinator for the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) since April 2012 and administers, an online community for career development professionals in Canada. She is also the editor of Careering magazine, the curator for the CareerWise newsletter and she leads francophone outreach at CERIC. Prior to joining CERIC, Catherine worked abroad for nearly two years and worked as a project manager for Quebec’s sector council for the community sector (CSMO-ÉSAC). She is also a translator.


  1. Rhonda
    December 21, 2015, 5:23 pm   / 

    Hi, I tried to look at the workshop but it wouldn’t let me, said it was removed or unavailable…..

  2. December 22, 2015, 10:01 am   / 

    Hi Rhonda, the link has been updated. You should be able to access the resource now.

  3. January 13, 2016, 5:45 pm   / 

    hello Karolina …do they still offer this type of training or delivery?

  4. January 14, 2016, 10:46 am   / 

    Hi Tamara, I’m not sure about the specific details of this program. The program coordinator will be able to answer your questions, at

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