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Gitxsan Summit Agenda

Oct 21, 2008

Advances Made By The Gitxsan

By Gordon Sebastian
Gitxsan Governance is being implemented on each Lax Yip, in each watershed. The huwilp are in various stages of participating in the economic activity of their Lax Yip. In this new stage of our lives, the wilp is proving to be a very good foundation for Gitxsan Governance.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20081287 Views

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More than Bricks & Mortar A Rights-Based Strategy to Prevent Girl Homelessness in Canada

by Asia Czapska, Annabel Webb and Nura Taefi

In cooperation with young women determined to make a difference

Introduction

Justice for Girls (JFG) was founded on a vision of social justice and equality in the lives of teenage girls and the belief that young women who live and have lived in poverty must define the solutions to girl homelessness. Given resources and support, especially from feminist women’s groups, young women in poverty can, and must, define what they need, and push for that change. Following from that premise, in 2004 Justice for Girls began a three-year project, the Housing Strategy, to identify pathways to, impacts of, and solutions to girl homelessness. Girls and women who have experienced poverty and homelessness led the direction, content and work of the project.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20081320 Views

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Active Healthy Kids Canada – Canada’s Overall Grade 2008: D

Canada’s Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth for 2008 is the fourth annual overview of key indicators in relation to the physical activity levels of Canada’s young people. While the Report Card is again a comprehensive overview of issues, this year the focus is on screen time and physical activity.

The overall grade of D on the Report Card has been consistent from 2005-2008 because definitive and measurable progress is not yet fully evident, demonstrating the need for sustained and increased efforts. The Report Card identifies work in progress and the level of evidence available for each indicator. If the existing evidence is not yet reflecting grade level changes, the Report Card serves as an annual reminder for all of us to keep up our efforts.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20081072 Views

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Interim Report on the Review of the Official Languages Act 2008-2009

Committee Report 8-16(2)
Tabled on October 16, 2008

16th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Standing Committee on Government Operations

Chair: Mr. Kevin Menicoche

October 16, 2008
SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Mr. Speaker:
Your Standing Committee on Government Operations is pleased to provide its Interim Report on the Review of the Official Languages Act 2008-2009 and commends it to the House.

Kevin Menicoche, MLA
Chairperson

by NationTalk on October 17, 20081042 Views

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Imperial Oil 2007 Summary Corporate Citizenship Report

As a leading oil and natural gas company, Imperial’s aim is to meet increasing consumer demand for energy. Doing this well is essential to improving quality of life, and we are committed to doing so in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner.

by NationTalk on October 17, 20081091 Views

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Industry Training Authority MAP Project – Background and Executive Summary of Key Findings

October 15, 2008

A Project to Develop Alternative Methodologies for
Assessing Challengers Seeking Trade Qualification

The Multiple Assessment Pathways (MAP) project is a three-phase research and development initiative of the Industry Training Authority to identify best practices in Assessment and supporting standards frameworks to Inform the design and piloting of alternative methodologies for assessing challengers seeking certification in a trade.

by NationTalk on October 16, 20081415 Views

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Community Contact – “For and About Local Government Development”

Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs

September/October 2008

This Issue

Welcome to the September/ October 2008 Community Contact newsletter.

The theme for this issue of Community Contact is public works. Fall is the time for all communities to be involved in making sure their buildings and equipment are ready for the cooler weather that is sure to come. In this issue, we look at the roles and responsibilities of the public works employee and the importance of community infrastructure audits. Following the recommendations outlined in these audits helps communities maintain their buildings and provide for the safety of employees and residents. The public works employee plays a vital role in maintaining and providing council with information on the state of community infrastructure and equipment.

by NationTalk on October 15, 20081233 Views

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The Impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act on Case Flow in Alberta and System Response in Calgary

Submitted to: The Alberta Law Foundation

Submitted by: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family

Prepared by: Berenice DeGusti, M.A. Candidate

September 2008

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

The purpose of this study is to examine how the implementation of the YCJA has affected the flow of cases through the youth justice system, and the impact of the new legislation on workload for frontline staff in the youth justice system (i.e., police officers, probation officers). To achieve this goal, two main research activities were undertaken. First, CRILF examined the flow of cases processed through the youth justice system in Alberta from 2001 through 2006. This examination provides information on whether the youth system is adhering to the principles of diversion, fair sentencing and the reduction of incarceration mandated in the YCJA.

by NationTalk on October 12, 20081681 Views

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OTF and Ontario’s Aboriginal Communities: Learnings and Opportunities

Research Brief – 103

A word of thanks

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is profoundly grateful for the leadership of the late Clayton Shawana. Mr. Shawana was an OTF Grant Review Team Chair, assessing and recommending the allocation of community grants for the Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury region. He was a prominent businessman and a band councillor for many years. More recently he was the First Nations Estates Trustee and the Coordinator of the WCDG (Wikwemikong Community Development Group). He advocated strongly for this study and the Foundation’s continued engagement with First Nation people. Sadly he died before this work came to fruition.

by NationTalk on October 9, 20081450 Views

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Language and Literacy: From Birth… For Life

The Language and Literacy: From Birth… For Life multimedia resource kit provides evidence-based tools to help child care practitioners support young children in their lifelong journey of literacy. The kit is comprised of a summary of current research on language and literacy development in young children, resource sheets, a poster and a CD-rom featuring workshops, interviews and video clips of effective practice techniques.

by NationTalk on October 8, 20081921 Views

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