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Content in this category pertains to material dedicated to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada.

Researching Indigenous Partnerships: An Assessment of Corporate-Indigenous Relations (Summary Report 2017)

This is the first ever research study to establish a national Index on the state of corporate-Indigenous partnerships in Canada. The research was undertaken with more than 500 medium and large companies across a variety of sectors and regions who participated in an extensive survey and dialogue which probed their Indigenous engagements and partnerships. This baseline information offers new insights into the nature of those engagements, how they are conceived and established and particularly the issues which corporate Canada faces in their efforts to build new intersections ,with Canada’s Indigenous peoples for purposes of employment, business and social development. Our research identifies that there is a significant gap in Indigenous/corporate partnerships today. The gap represents an enormous challenge for Canada. In alignment with the spirit of reconciliation we must find new ways to encourage full Indigenous participation in the economy. More and better partnerships across all sectors and regions are needed to achieve that goal. Our expectation is that this research will help stimulate further dialogue and action on how we can work together to build corporate/Indigenous relations. We wish to thank the national advisory committee that was struck to guide this research to its conclusion. The participation of more than 600 organizations including corporate Canada, Indigenous economic development corporations, NGO’s and Indigenous Works’ Corporate Leadership Circle supported this research and have contributed in important ways. We also offer a special acknowledgement to the independent research firm, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. Now there is work to begin in Canada with renewed vigour. Indigenous Works welcomes you to join us on this continued engagement and partnership journey. View

Skills Development in the North: How the Sector Councils Can Help

An overview of how Sector Councils provide assistance in the development of the labour force in Canada’s North. A list of some programs is also provided.

State of Practice: Essential Skills Applications with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada (Literature Review)

The purpose of the literature review is to describe the current level of need for Essential Skill development among First Nations, Inuit and Métis, to explore the state of practice of Essential Skills initiatives with these populations in Canada and to examine innovative practices in an effort to determine potential “markers of excellence” in ES programming.

Survey of Education Choices Made by Indigenous Students: 2013

This week Indspire released results from its 2013 Survey of Education Choices Made by Indigenous Students, which examined the various factors affecting the institutional choices of Indigenous students. The survey found that program of study, school reputation, faculty, financial aid, and Indigenous support services are the main factors that influence respondents when choosing their school. The factors with the least influence on respondents include guidance counsellor and parental influence, athletics, and having friends at the same institution. The 3 on-campus services most used by respondents are academic advising, Indigenous services, and financial aid.

TD Economics Observations: A demographic overview of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

This report reflects upon the findings of the National Housing Survey 2011.

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis: Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey

The article describes education pathways, education experiences and current employment of adults aged 18 to 44 who were not attending high school at the time of data collection. It includes analyses of personal, family and school-related experiences during the last year of school, postsecondary education profiles and selected characteristics of workers, the unemployed and those not in the labour force. As well, the article addresses the subject of barriers to further education or training.

The Long and Winding Road to Aboriginal Prosperity

TD Economics continues to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by shining a spotlight on the many economic and social issues confronting Aboriginal peoples, businesses and communities. In this seventh Aboriginal-related articles, we have chosen to refresh our forecasts surrounding the market income of Canada’s Aboriginal community, leveraging the most up-to-date information available. We now expect the combined total income from Aboriginal households, businesses and government sources to reach $30-31 billion next year, or $1-2 billion lower than previously forecast. Deflated commodity prices and lesser construction activity are two reasons why the tally will likely fall short of our prior forecast.

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers

This report discusses the challenges and opportunities that Canadian employers face when engaging Aboriginal workers. It offers strategies that employers can pursue to improve the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal employees.

Unemployment rates of population aged 15 and over, by educational attainment, off-reserve Aboriginal population, 2004 to 2011

The Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Statistics Canada, has just released 21 updated tables from the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP).

Widening the circle for Aboriginal people

  Aboriginal people make up the fastest-growing segment of Canada’s labour force. Meanwhile, Canadian companies are having trouble filling job vacancies. So why the disconnect between these two groups? And what can we do to increase opportunities for Aboriginal people in the workplace?

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