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Aboriginal Business Development Fund

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.

Aboriginal Career Guide

Jobs and career resources to connect First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and recent grads hatch rewarding careers.

Aboriginal Construction Careers

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.

Aboriginal entrepreneur

Various resources and funding for aboriginal entrepreneurs and youth.

Aboriginal Essential Skills Guiding Team

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.

Aboriginal Human Resources Council

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.

Aboriginal Job Centre

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.

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project

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.

Aboriginal student resources

This online tool provides Aboriginal students with better access to information on programs and services on campuses across Canada. The comprehensive, searchable database of resources designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal students was developed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

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.

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