Aboriginal Training and Development ForumsAboriginal Training and Development Forums

Program Forum Type Province Contact
Workforce  Connex Offers round-table discussions, promising practices sessions and networking opportunities. National

Aboriginal Human Resource Council

708 - 2nd Avenue North

Saskatoon, SK  S7K 2E1 

toll free:  866.711.5091

tel: 306.956.5360

fax: 306.956.5361

Website: www.workforceconnex.com

Canadian  Apprenticeship Forum  Conference Conference organized by CAF-FCA to deal with the looming skilled trades shortage in the province. National

812-116 Albert Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K1P 5G3, Canada

tel.: (613) 235-4004

fax: (613) 235-7117

e-mail: info@caf-fca.org

Aboriginal Trades and Apprenticeship Project The Trades and Apprenticeship Project is administered by the Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) and funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. It is designed to match the Aboriginal labour pool with industry demand and need. National

Call toll free: 1.866.711.5091


Trade Winds to Success Over the last decade, Alberta's construction industry has experienced unprecedented growth. The Trade Winds to Success Training Society is working to ensure that Aboriginal people are positioned to benefit from this industry in careers as boilermakers, ironworkers, carpenters and pipe/steamfitters. Alberta

Edmonton Office
#311, 16120 – 118 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6

Phone: 780-471-9100

Fax: 780–471–9177


Calgary Office
1070 – 2600 Portland Street SE

Calgary, AB T2G 4M6

tel : 403–205–3500

fax: 403–205–3506


Job Horizons

The project has placed a total of 578 Aboriginal workers into jobs in Alberta’s oil sands projects as well as in the mining industry in Saskatchewan. The Job Horizons program continues to inform, register and recruit northerners into the job pool for employment opportunities in these sectors.

Northern Saskatchewan  
Racism-free Workplace Strategy The Racism-Free Workplace Strategy aims to address employment-related discriminatory barriers and increase the representation and upward mobility of Aboriginal peoples and members of visible minorities. It focuses primarily on workplaces covered under the Employment Equity Act.

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Aboriginal Human Resource Council

708 - 2nd Avenue North

Saskatoon, SK  S7K 2E1 

Toll free: 866.711.5091

tel: 306.956.5360 

fax: 306.956.5361


Aboriginal Essential Skills Preparation Project A program designed to assess and upgrade the skills of Aboriginal apprentices. Across Canada

Summary of 47 Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Initiatives Identified Across Canada



The Centre for Aboriginal Apprenticeship Research (CAAR ) project  Investigates ways to increase the participation rate of First Nations persons in the SLAAMB (Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board) catchment area in the construction trades with special focus on carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Ontario Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board

P.O. Box 56

80 Front Street

Sioux Lookout, ON
P8T 1A1

tel (807) 737-4047

fax (807) 737-4048

toll free 1-800-563-2183
Guiding Circles program A program course designed to help career councillors assist Aboriginal people as they determine their career paths National http://www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/programs/guidingcircles