Updated February 25, 2009
On November 25-27, 2008, an All-Chiefs Assembly on Proposed Recognition Legislation was held at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre in North Vancouver, BC. The purpose of this Assembly was for First Nations leaders to review and provide direction on key elements of potential recognition legislation. A number of background documents were prepared to assist in the Assembly’s deliberations and are appended to this memorandum as follows:
by NationTalk on February 26, 20091681 Views Read More
February 25, 2009
1.1 First Things First —The Children
The individual stories cited in this report are not meant to sensationalize or single out a government staff member, oster parent or child. Rather it is only by each of these groups and individuals working together with one shared goal in mind — the best interests of Saskatchewan children — will the solution to foster home overcrowding be found.
by NationTalk on February 26, 20093011 Views Read More
In Canadian Social Policy in the 2000s: Bringing Place In, CPRN Research Associate Neil Bradford explores departures in Canadian social development policy towards more place-based approaches. Bradford uses innovations in policy thought and governing practices among OECD countries to bring Canadian policy communities more fully into the international conversation on place-based policy. The paper shows the degree of federal policy experimentation aimed at better integrating policies for places and people, but which is still disparate and not yet systematically conceptualized.
by NationTalk on February 26, 20091501 Views Read More
Employer investment in workplace learning is critical to the development of the skills and knowledge of Canadian workers, especially as the aging of the baby boom cohort results in a slowing of labour force growth. Most people who will be in the workforce in 2015 are in it today. It is becoming urgent to make the best use of the workers we now have. In 2007-2008, the Canadian Council on Learning’s Work and Learning Knowledge Centre partnered with CPRN to convene a series of four roundtables on employer investment in workplace learning across Canada. The goal was to identify practical steps to ensure that the quantity and quality of workplace learning in Canada matches the needs of the economy and maximizes the potential of Canadian workers. Roundtables took place in Toronto, Halifax, Yellowknife and Edmonton. In Employer Investment in Workplace Learning: Report on the Edmonton Roundtable, Ron Saunders, reports perspectives from Alberta that emerged at the session in Edmonton.
by NationTalk on February 26, 20091752 Views Read More
Published: Feb 23, 2009
Transboundary Implications of Oil Sands Development
Oil sands development uses large quantities of freshwater and produces large amounts of toxic waste, posing a risk not just to local ecosystems but to those downstream as well. The Waters That Bind Us: Transboundary Implications of Oil Sands Development explores both the impact that oil sands development has on water resources and current water management practices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. It includes six recommendations for improving water management practices and minimizing risks to water resources from oil sands development.
by NationTalk on February 24, 20091641 Views Read More
21 February 2009
ICT Summit 2009, Vancouver
• Purpose of the study
• A holistic view
• Output of the study
• How we conducted the study
• Context of the study
• The survey
– Overview, Key findings, Respondents
– Summary of the survey
by NationTalk on February 24, 20091294 Views Read More
Health and Well-Being of Children in Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes
February 23, 2009
The Honourable Bill Barisoff
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Suite 207, Parliament Buildings
Dear Mr. Speaker,
I have the honour of submitting to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia this joint special report, prepared with Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer. The report is entitled Kids, Crime and Care – Health and Well-Being of Children in Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes.
by NationTalk on February 23, 20092612 Views Read More
February 17, 2009
The National Roundtable on Aboriginal Women in Sport, hosted Feb 22-24, 2008 was part of a larger effort by academics and practitioners to identify and discuss sport and recreation issues that are important to Aboriginal people in Canada. Its goal is to develop strategies to increase Aboriginal involvement in sport and recreation by identifying the strengths of the existing delivery systems, the barriers and challenges to participation, and opportunities to increase access and equity for Aboriginal people in this area of social life.
>> Download Moving Forward: A National Roundtable on Aboriginal Women in Sport February 22-24, 2008.
by NationTalk on February 22, 20091555 Views Read More
The Social Economy Stories Project
The Social Economy is made up of civil society organizations that deliberately address social objectives through economic action, often aimed at creating greater social and economic equality and opportunity for people and communities most disadvantaged in our current economy. Co-operatives, credit unions and non-profi t community organizations, are all part of the Social Economy. The blending of social and economic objectives is taking root across the world as the best means to replace dependency and exclusion with self-determination and self-suffi ciency. CCEDNet is a member of the global movement (RIPESS) that has formed to promote the Social and Solidarity Economy as the vehicle to transform global poverty and inequality. In Canada, CCEDNet and its partner organization in Quebec (le Chantier de l’économie sociale) have advocated for investment in a major national research program to generate evidence and understanding of the impact and potential of the Social Economy. This led to the creation of the Canadian Social Economy Hub with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The program is co-led by CCEDNet and the University of Victoria’s BC Institute for Co-operative Studies, with several hundred research partners and projects throughout Canada.
by NationTalk on February 18, 20091833 Views Read More