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Facts and Figures 2008 – A Report on the State of the Canadian Mining Industry

The Canadian Mining Industry—Activities and Key Issues

The mining industry is an important contributor to Canada’s economic strength. The industry employs 363,000 Canadians in mineral extraction and in the value-added smelting, fabrication and manufacturing areas. The industry’s $42 billion contribution to Canada’s gross domestic product includes $10 billion in mineral extraction and $32 billion in mineral processing and manufacturing.

by NationTalk on September 8, 20081222 Views

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NAN Annual Report 2007-2008

Grand Chief Stan Beardy

Booshoo and Wacheya to the people, Chiefs and Councils, Elders, women and youth of Nishnawbe Aski. On behalf of the Executive Council and staff of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I present the 2007-2008 NAN Annual Report. The following is a brief summary of overall activities within the portfolio of the Grand Chief (see other sections of this Annual Report for the full reports).

by NationTalk on September 8, 20081204 Views

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Commission on Social Determinants of Health – Final Report

Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail to improve in others.

by NationTalk on August 30, 20081374 Views

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Just Released – CMHO Evidence-based Practice Interim Report

CMHO Evidence-Based Practices Consultation
Paper: Addendum

Interim Report on the Consultations

Province wide consultations were held with Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) member agencies and key stakeholders to inform and discuss our future role in assisting service providers to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child and youth mental health organizations. CMHO proposed the development of a Technical Assistance Center (TA Centre) to assist these service providers with the process. The consultations provided participants with the opportunity to discuss whether the proposed centre would support their needs, and to help establish priority areas and recommend next steps. Stakeholders were also able to provide feedback electronically by completing a questionnaire on SurveyMonkey.

by NationTalk on August 28, 20081518 Views

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GDI Strategic Plan 2008

1. Introduction and Background

Early in 2008, the Gabriel Dumont Institute Board of Governors began the process of developing a strategic plan for 2008-2011. The strategic planning process was led by the GDI Board of Governors and was based on consultation and input from a wide range of stakeholders. The objective of the planning process was to determine broad strategic directions for GDI for the next three years. It involved seeking input from GDI – its Board, senior management and employees, as well as GDI’s political partners, key stakeholders and the Métis community.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20081267 Views

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Saskatchewan – Office of the Provincial Secretary: 2007-08 Annual Report

Introduction

Since the election in November 2007, the new government undertook a reorganization that has specifically affected this ministry. This report is being prepared at a time of transition to a new government’s agenda and will provide reporting on key public commitments made during 2007-08 with a greater focus on commitments made by the new government since November 2007.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20081462 Views

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Ontario Releases McMurtry Victim Services Report

News Release
For Immediate Release
August 21, 2008

McGuinty Government Helping Victims Of Crime

NEWS

Ontario has released a report on victim compensation by the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry. The province asked Mr. McMurtry to make recommendations on victim services following the Ombudsman’s Report on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).

by NationTalk on August 21, 20081581 Views

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Publication: Factors Affecting the Use of Student Financial Assistance by First Nations Youth

Executive Summary

This report highlights the key findings from focus groups and key informant interviews completed for the Factors Affecting the Use of Student Financial Assistance by First Nations Youth study. The research was commissioned by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (“the Foundation”) to help support its mandate to improve access to post-secondary education (PSE). Specifically, the project was undertaken to gather information on the following areas:

by NationTalk on August 21, 20081224 Views

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Findings from CAF-FCA’s Employer Engagement Forums

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This executive summary provides the highlights from the discussion results of the six pilot forms CAF-FCA held with employers from across Canada. For a more detailed summary of employers’ comments, readers are encouraged to examine the full report.

by NationTalk on August 19, 20081321 Views

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Report on the CGA-Canada Summit on Skills and Learning Organized by the Public Policy Forum

Getting on the Same Page:
Report on the CGA-Canada Summit on Skills and Learning Organized by the Public Policy Forum

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

At a time of rapid change and competitive challenges, one of the most essential tools for ensuring Canada’s future prosperity is education, specifically, skills training and learning. Nevertheless, this area suffers from chronic fragmentation and a dearth of national vision.Furthermore, the distinct economies in every province dictate that there are very different priorities across the country and different criteria for effective delivery of skills training.

by NationTalk on August 19, 20081077 Views

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