Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network
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This document discusses “administrative data on students in grades 4 and 7 in British Columbia to examine the extent to which differences in school environment contribute to the achievement gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students as measured by standardized test scores. We find that segregation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students is substantial, and that differences in the distribution of these two groups across schools account for roughly half the overall achievement gap on the Foundation Skills Assessment tests in grade 7.
“The relationships amongst Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and businesses, the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments and non-Aboriginal peoples and businesses are longstanding and complex. All have much to gain—today and long into the future—from unleashing the full economic potential of First Nations lands and Aboriginal peoples. Canada’s businesses recognize the importance of productive partnerships with Aboriginal peoples to their—and the nation’s—success. This is not philanthropy; it is good business.
This newsletter is issue one for “Aboriginal-owned businesses and their partners” containing a piece written by Derek Simon regarding fallacies that stop non-Aboriginal businesses from entering into partnership with Aboriginal communities and businesses.