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Making Cities Safer: Canadian Strategies and Practices

Executive Summary

Municipalities have a key role to play in reducing crime and enhancing community safety. This report examines themes and challenges facing 14 municipalities in Canada in their efforts to implement and sustain evidence-based community safety and crime prevention initiatives. It also identifies guiding principles for all orders of government that will assist municipalities in these efforts.

by NationTalk on July 9, 20082077 Views

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Ministry of Education – Published Results-Based Plan 2008/09

July 8, 2008

Ministry Overview
The Ministry of Education strives to promote a strong, vibrant, publicly funded education system that is focused on three goals: high levels of student achievement, reduced gaps in student achievement and high levels of public confidence.

Vision, Mission, Key Priorities & Results

Ministry Vision
Ontario students will receive the best publicly funded education in the world, measured by high levels of achievement and engagement for all students. Successful learning outcomes will give all students the skills, knowledge and opportunities to attain their potential, to pursue lifelong learning, and to contribute to a prosperous, cohesive society.

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by NationTalk on July 8, 20081059 Views

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Nechi’s 2008 Annual Report

Nechi Training, Research & Health Promotions Institute

ANNUAL REPORT 2007 / 2008

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Governors

On behalf of the Board of Governors for the Nechi Training, Research & Health Promotions Institute, it is my honour to present the Annual Repo rt for 2007-2008.

This is an opportunity to share information about the activities and programs we provide for First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and the general public. As we continue to be guided by our Mission, Philosophy, and Beliefs, success is determined by an individual’s health and well-being as they progress in their journey of life.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20081279 Views

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National Aboriginal Housing Association Minutes of 2008 AGM

MINUTES of the Fourteenth Annual General Meeting
June 14, 2008
Ottawa Ontario

Report on Proceedings

Welcome and Opening
President David Seymour welcomed all delegates, then turned the Chair over to Harold Tarbell.

Call to Order
Mr. Tarbell called the meeting to order at 2:20 PM
Secretary’s Report

Secretary Marcel Swain reported that due notice of the meeting was given and that there were 23 voting
delegates.

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by NationTalk on July 4, 20081156 Views

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Focus on Gender – A National Survey of Canadians’ Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs – Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS)

Chapter 1 – Introduction

This report, one in a series of follow-up reports from the Canadian Addiction Survey (2004), presents an analysis of alcohol and illicit drug use with respect to gender. Expanding on the detailed report of the Canadian Addiction Survey (Adlaf, Begin and Sawka, 2005), which presented the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug use broken down by key demographic characteristics among the total Canadian population, this secondary report presents each demographic by sex to uncover any key similarities and differences between females and males. Due to the magnitude of the Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS) dataset, sample sizes among most sub-populations were large enough to provide reliable estimates.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20081526 Views

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Trends in Higher Education – Volume 3. Finance

Highlights

• Canadian universities serve more than 1.5 million full- and part-time students in various degree and continuing education programs and employ more than 150,000 full-time faculty and full- and part‑time professional, technical and support staff.

• Nationally, universities are a $26 billion enterprise – larger than the pulp and paper industry, the oil and gas extraction industry, the utilities sector, the combined arts, entertainment and recreation industries and such prominent manufacturing industries as aerospace, motor vehicle, metal fabricating, furniture and plastic products.

by NationTalk on June 25, 20081181 Views

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Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Report of the Seventh Session

Report of the Seventh Session
June 19, 2008

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Report on the seventh session
(21 April-2 May 2008)

Economic and Social Council
Official Records
Supplement No. 23

Chapter I

Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention

A. Draft decisions recommended by the Permanent Forum on
Indigenous Issues for adoption by the Council

1. The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recommends to the Economic and Social Council the adoption of the following draft decisions:

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081112 Views

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Construction Looking Forward, 2008-2016 Key Highlights

National Summary

Canada’s construction industry remains resilient under a cloud of economic uncertainty. Construction has been a leading national industry in growth of output and employment over the past ten years, and major infrastructure, industrial and engineering projects underway and announced will keep employment levels strong over the near term.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081757 Views

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Sharing Canada’s Prosperity – A Hand Up, Not A Handout

Final Report

Special Study on the involvement of Aboriginal communities and businesses in economic development activities in Canada

PREFACE

In November 2004, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples agreed to undertake a study examining issues concerning Aboriginal economic development. In particular, the Committee sought to understand what accounts for the economic success of some Aboriginal communities, while others have not achieved success despite advantages of resources and location.

by NationTalk on June 21, 20081512 Views

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Suncor Energy Releases Report on Climate Change

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company strategically focused on the responsible development of one of the world’s largest petroleum basins – Canada’s Athabasca oil sands. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Suncor has more than 5,500 employees. Our core oil sands business is supported by natural gas production in Western Canada and downstream refining, marketing and retail operations in Ontario and Colorado. Suncor is also a leader in renewable energy development with four wind farms and an ethanol production facility.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20081183 Views

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