"Culturally-sensitive and effective interviewers know the background, experience and culture of the job candidates they interview and respond to each candidate on the basis of individual merit. By understanding that limited availability of work, lack of training opportunities, distance from major economic centres and a variety of personal factors may be responsible for inconsistent work records, the interviewer can more accurately assess an Aboriginal candidate’s resume."
"Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada) are known as storytellers. This has been a sacred process that is viewed by many as the soul of the people. This soul of every native culture has always found its surest expression in stories. Without the written language culture, all traditional customs were shared by storytelling, and passed down in this same manner over many generations. Given this cultural background, five suggestions can guide the ways you listen to Aboriginal colleagues"
"Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion training helps organizations climb our seven-stage Inclusion Continuum to create workplaces of inclusion through an effective ensemble of learning modules and essential tools that position them to become employers of choice to Aboriginal talent."
"HRSDC confirmed existing AHRDA holders have been identified as the primary stakeholders and eligible applicants under the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment and Training Strategy and the 6 month AHRDA extension (reflects half of the overall full year AHRDA budget) is in place to transition into the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS) in October 2010."
"Canadian Aboriginal women share this global experience of discrimination and violations of their fundamental rights, as evidenced by the high levels of violence against Aboriginal women, inadequate housing and income, and the low levels of employment, education, entrepreneurship and overall economic advancement. They rely more heavily on social assistance and are more likely to head up a single parent family than their male counterparts. Aboriginal women face socio- economic challenges unlike those faced by any other woman in the country."
If you create technology that deals with climate change issues, clean air, clean water or soil quality, you could get funding to cover up to 33% of the costs involved in developing and testing your product.
If your tour operating business offers proven past results, sound business practices, in-market experience and an authentic Nova Scotia packaged product, you may be able to receive 50% of project costs for activities.
Do you provide transportation services for people with a disability in New Brunswick? You may be able to get a grant to retrofit your vehicles. The grant can cover a percentage of expenses, up to a maximum of $8,000.