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Educational status and its association with risk and protective factors for Aboriginal Youth in Alert Bay, British Columbia [Kimberly Ann van der Woerd]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada

“The purpose of this study was to determine how school and family connectedness were associated with delinquent and health promoting behaviors, and whether school attendance was associated with delinquency and health status for First Nations youth.”

The Effect of Increasing Aboriginal Educational Attainment on the Labour Force, Output and the Fiscal Balance [Center for the Study of Living Standards, CSLS]

Publisher: 
Center for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)
Year of publication: 
2009

"Investing in disadvantaged young people is one of the rare public policies with no equity-efficiency tradeoff. Based on the methodology developed in Sharpe, Arsenault and Lapointe (2007), we estimate the effect of increasing the educational attainment level of Aboriginal Canadians on labour market outcome and output up to 2026. We build on these projection to estimate the potential effect of eliminating educational and social gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people on government spending and government revenues using population and economic projections to 2026."

Community-Led Development [Caledon Institute of Social Policy]

Publisher: 
Caledon Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Community-led development is an approach to tackling local problems that is taking hold throughout the world. This paper explores the concept and practice of the approach as it applies to First Nations communities in Canada. It briefly identifies ten core principles that comprise the basis for community-led development, summarizes selected examples in Canada and elsewhere in the world and highlights lessons from Aboriginal community-led development.

Circles of Disadvantage: Aboriginal Poverty and Underdevelopment in Canada [American Review of Canadian Studies ARCS]

Publisher: 
American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS)
Year of publication: 
2001

"Again last year, the United Nations related Canada the best country in the world to live in. This assessment is based upon a country's Human Development Index. Even so, not everyone in Canada enjoys the advantages of living in a highly developed country. In November 1996 the Canadian government published the four-thousand-page, $58 million Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP 1996), a report that reviewed and made recommendations about a wide range of social and economic issues related to Canada's Aboriginal peoples.

Economic Development and Innu Settlement: The Establishment of Sheshatshit [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)

"This paper documents the circumstances surrounding the comparatively recent settlement of the nomadic Inn of Labrador in a central community. State and health officials and agents of the church at the time initiated programs that focused on economic rehabilitation, formal education and health concerns which they felt would assist in integrating Innu into Canadian industrial society. Ultimately Innut had little choice but to comply with the wishes of these officials and settle when confronted with the difficulties of pursuing traditional practices."

Health and Safety [Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, CCOHS]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) helps create and sustain healthy workplaces, by providing you and your organization with trusted, authoritative training and education programmes.

Health and Safety [Nova Scotia Government]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

Safe workplaces are created by people who care. Your health and safety in the workplace is protected by Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. We are a key part of Nova Scotia's Workplace Safety and Insurance System. Our staff promote, coordinate, administer, and enforce occupational health and safety for you.

Advancing Healthy Workplaces [Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

This is your section for practical “how-to” information related to assessing, developing, implementing, managing, maintaining, and evaluating healthy workplace initiatives. The toolkit information below is selected to help and support you in creating your own healthy workplace initiatives.

Information on Occupational Health and Safety [Government of Canada, GC]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2015

"We all spend a considerable portion of our day in the workplace. Ensuring that workplaces are safe is important to the well-being of everyone and to the performance of the country's economy. The Government of Canada protects workplace safety through legislation, programs and services designed to prevent accidents and injuries on the job. The Labour Program works pro-actively with employers to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in federally regulated workplaces by providing information on improving health and safety in their organizations."

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations [Canada Business Network, CBN]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

You have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of all of your employees while they are working. This requires that you comply with certain regulations and standards for the safety of your workplace.

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