"The purpose of this study was to understand how urban-residing Aboriginal adolescent-parent dyads (n = 11) jointly constructed and acted on goals and strategies with their social supports (n = 17) to facilitate the adolescents' career development. A modified protocol following the qualitative action-project method was used. A discrete joint project was identified for each family.
"This study explores the question: how can Aboriginal communities foster a supportive climate for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business start-up? The literature review finds a high degree of compatibility between the characteristics and strategies of community economic development and Aboriginal economic development. The unique aspects of Aboriginal economic development are further examined, including the history of Aboriginal communities, challenges faced, the importance of long-term approaches, cultural issues that impact Aboriginal economic development, and critical success factors.
Family business and its unique characteristics is an area that has received relatively little research. Existing research needs to be augmented to assist families and professionals in dealing with issues facing family businesses. We have professors dealing in Family Business at Dalhousie and we would like to continue to develop our strength in this area to allow us to look at the particular characteristics of business in Atlantic Canada and enhance existing research.
Each year since its inception, Dalhousie's Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity selects a family to be honoured at its Family Legacy Series Gala Dinner. Featuring an intimate discussion between the Dean of the Faculty of Management and a prominent Canadian business family, this event showcases real-life examples of creativity, knowledge and effort successfully transferred to the next generation, creating a legacy model for family enterprises. It offers a unique opportunity for the business family community to learn, socialize, and celebrate with business family luminaries.
Best research to date suggests that formal corporate boards, advisory boards, or at least individual mentors or coaches can serve a meaningful role in terms of family succession and wealth management. The Centre will assist families in connecting with these individuals who have been educated on family dynamics and good governance practices.
Dalhousie University's Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity is dedicated to the support and promotion of family businesses and their extraordinary contribution to the economy of Atlantic Canada. Our region's long tradition of thriving family enterprises is part of a national trend whereby over 80% of Canada's firms are owned by business families. Family businesses contribute time, money and energy to the communities in which they operate and provide a solid economic foundation and create prosperity in many Canadian communities.
The program was developed to meet the National Guidelines for Early Childhood Education in Canada. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole child as a unique individual, as well as assisting the child to grow within groups such as the family, the school, and the community. This is a project-based program that blends classroom study with applied learning with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Cheifs Secretariate (APC)
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Economic development in Aboriginal communities and the social impact of economic development in those communities is of great interest to Aboriginal communities and organizations as well as government agencies interested in ascertaining which policies and practices enhance or prevent development.