July 24, 2014 - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Today, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and Member of Parliament for Desnethe Missinippi Churchill River, Rob Clarke met with youth from the Meadow Lake Tribal Council who are receiving personalized support so that they can secure the skills training that will help them find a job and achieve the self-sufficiency they deserve. Also participating in the discussions were several business leaders and Tribal Chief Eric Sylvester.
The Meadow Lake Tribal Council currently has close to 500 affiliated youth undertaking Enhanced Service Delivery, which supports First Nations in identifying individuals’ employment needs and establishes a plan to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to employment. The goal: connecting youth with jobs. On January 31, 2014, the Harper Government announced that nearly 4,000 First Nation youth from across Canada will participate in an effort to reduce reliance on Income Assistance by providing youth with access to a wider, more personalized, range of training, education and career counselling programs that will help them get jobs.
By investing in jobs and skills training for First Nation youth, the Government of Canada is taking concrete steps to help build more prosperous, self-sufficient First Nation communities.
Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
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