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Note: These programs are customised by each community

Objectives

The SLP has the following objectives:

  • to promote the benefits of education as key to labour market participation

  • to support the development and enhancement of essential employability skills among First Nation and Inuit youth such as communication skills, problem solving and working with others)

  • to introduce youth to a variety of career options

  • to help youth acquire skills by providing wage subsidies for mentored work experience

  • to support the provision of mentored school-based work and study opportunities such as co-operative education and internships)

  • to help First Nation and Inuit youth overcome barriers to employment.

These objectives are consistent with, and support, the overall objectives of the Government of Canada's YES Skills Link Program. 

WE ARE A PARTNER IN TRUTH AND RECONCILATION AND  PARTNER IN  THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY

Youth Employment Strategy

From Employment and Social Development Canada

The Youth Employment Strategy helps youth aged 15 to 30 get the career information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to find and maintain employment. The Youth Employment Strategy is an ESDC-led horizontal initiative involving 10 other federal departments and agencies and has three program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus, and Summer Work Experience, which includes Canada Summer Jobs. This program is delivered nationally, regionally and locally via funding instruments such as contribution agreements and direct delivery methods.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-employment-strategy.html

SKILLS LINK

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1519237895655/1519238007952#chp2

SUMMER WORK EXP

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033610/1100100033615

Expected Results

Key expected results of the SLP are:

  • enhanced employability skills for participating First Nation and Inuit youth

  • increased awareness of the benefits of education

  • enhanced ability to make employment-related decisions

  • increased appreciation for science and technology as a viable career/education choice

  • improved attitudes toward the transition from school to work

  • increased ability of First Nation and Inuit youth to participate in the labour market.

Grants and Contributions to Support Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples

Note: These programs are customised by each community

 

Context

The Government of Canada seeks to contribute towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through improved coordination, supporting coalitions, and the broadening and strengthening of programming by identifying and addressing local needs of all urban Indigenous peoples.

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP), implemented by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), funds and supports activities that allow Indigenous organizations to serve clients, and to deliver effective culturally appropriate programs/services to urban Indigenous peoples as well as invest in local stakeholder coalitions across Canada. It also provides opportunities for greater federal coordination of programming and supports research and pilot projects to better understand the urban Indigenous context.

The overall objective of UPIP, is to fund and support activities that will allow Indigenous organizations to serve clients, and to deliver effective culturally appropriate programs/services to urban Indigenous peoples as well as invest in local stakeholder coalitions across Canada. It will also provide opportunities for greater federal coordination of programming and support research and pilot projects to better understand the urban Indigenous context.

Programs and Services stream eligible for funding support include:

  • projects that support new and existing general programs and services that serve urban Indigenous peoples that address locally-identified issues, provided that they are not already funded or eligible to be funded by other departments or governments.

  • Funding will be eligible in six key areas including: (1) Women; (2) Vulnerable Populations; (3) Youth; (4) Transition Services; (5) Outreach Programs; and, (6) Community Wellness.

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1386530682712/1386530771640

 

EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy

If you’re an Indigenous Canadian and are wondering where to find a job or how to upgrade your skills, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) may be your answer.

Using an integrated approach, ASETS will link your training needs to labour market demands, providing you with training or skills upgrading and with help finding a job.

All Indigenous people, regardless of status or location, may access its programs and services, which include:

  • skills development;

  • training for high-demand jobs;

  • job finding;

  • programs for youth;

  • programs for urban and Indigenous people with disabilities; and

  • access to child care.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/indigenous/asets.html