To help address high unemployment rates in the Aboriginal community, and meet the human resource demands anticipated by labour shortages in the near future, the Government of Saskatchewan created the Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP).
The AEDP works with employers to identify employment needs and remove barriers to ensure a workplace that is grounded in fairness, respect and dignity, trust and open communication. These employers measure the success of non-discriminatory hiring practices of qualified applicants.
Series: Miramichi Literacy Writers
This booklet was written in clear language and is suitable for adult new readers. It is part of a series of 24 booklets by Miramichi Literacy Writers. Some of the other titles include:
Ferry Boats of Days Gone By
The Irish of the Miramichi
Native Peoples of the Miramichi
Old Lumber Camps on the Miramichi
The Dungarvon Whooper
This report grew out of a project entitled Provincial Partnerships to Promote Essential Skills: Motivation, Process and Outcomes. The partners agreed to focus on an Essential Skills resource for frontline practitioners and they developed a manual for that purpose. Originally, the focus was on developing a workshop that could be presented in venues appropriate to each of the project partners. However, after further discussion, it was agreed that the workshop format would limit the number of people who could benefit from it.
The document includes a history of literacy in Canada, leading up to the development of Essential Skills. Other chapters explain literacy and Essential Skills in the Canadian context and set out how Essential Skills connect to adult literacy. One chapter discusses how Essential Skills profiles can be developed for jobs included in the National Occupational Classification while a subsequent chapter focuses on tips for using such profiles in employment services to learners and clients, upgrading programs and career research. The final chapter includes tips and resources for using Essential Skills as learning opportunities.
The document also has a number of appendices, including a glossary of abbreviations and acronyms, an Essential Skills and levels comparison chart and a set of tips for using the National Occupational Classification to find ES profiles.
Share Your Language, Share Your Culture
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
The Northwest Territories has eleven official languages -- nine of these are Aboriginal. To maintain and revitalize these languages, it's important for children to learn their language. This booklet will help families support language development within the family. The activities are simple and can be part of everyday living.
The Northwest Territories Literacy Council adapted these activities from materials that Harnum & Associates prepared for the GNWT. The GNWT's Early Childhood Development Framework for Action funded this project.
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
This resource promoting the celebration of Aboriginal Languages Month is intended to raise awareness about Aboriginal Languages loss and the importance of maintaining these languages. Through this resource, the NWT Literacy council hopes to help readers:
- understand why it is important to encourage the use of Aboriginal language in their communities, homes and literacy programs;
- understand some of the issues around maintaining and revitalizing an Aboriginal language;
- understand how young children learn language;
- integrate culture and language into their community programs;
- promote Aboriginal language and culture in their communities; and
- get ideas for Aboriginal Languages Month.
This book was the idea of inmates in the Literacy Program at Brandon Correctional Institution. They wanted to produce a booklet that was meaningful to themselves and hopefully, to other people who have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs.
Authors: Wanda Stricker
This is the final report for the ONLC Communications Strategy project, developed to target learners and encourage them to get involved in a Native literacy program. It includes samples of a newspaper ad, radio ad, and a booklet, all designed for this purpose.
Native graphics were used on every page, brightened and full size.
Authors: Lillis Lawrence
Thie book entitled "Eat Right and Save Money" is a plain language guide to healthy eating and includes the Cree translation. It was first published in 1996 with the Plain Language Nutrition Project and was subsequently reprinted and revised to incorporate the new Canada Food Guide.
The contents include:
- Northern Food Guide (Mech-i-win Kiskinota Musinuhikun);
- Feeding Your Unborn Baby (Kasamut Kichawasimis);
- Snacks for Growth (Mechiwinsa Opikiwin Oche);
- Feeding Baby (Awasis Kasumut);
- Breastfeeding (Nohawasawin);
- Bottle Feeding (Notwakun);
- Solid Foods (Mechiwina);
- Food Shopping (Mechiwin Atawewin);
- Shopping Tips;
- Menu Ideas;
- Grocery List; and
- End of Month Shopping.
The Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC) engaged in phase one of a field development project in 2001/02 to find out from practitioners what could be done to support them in their jobs. Practitioners clearly identified the need for a Field Development Worker to assist them in meeting the increasing demands of their positions.
This report is the result of the second phase of the project. Objectives included: improving the capacity of the ONLC to support its constituents; to support processes leading to the use of a holistic approach to native literacy, and supporting the development of learners and practitioners in native literacy.