The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.
First Nation leaders (Chiefs) from coast to coast to coast direct the work of AFN through resolutions passed at Chiefs Assemblies held at least twice a year.
Resource: Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneau Skills Training (BEST)
Description of Program/Initiative
Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Aboriginal persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities
Locations include Cariboo, North Coast and Nechako, Thompson-Okanagan, Vancouver Island-Coast.
Meeting requirements outlined in RFP and contracts.
- Must be unemployed (or underemployed less than 20 hours per week);
- not on EI; and,
- self-identify as at least one of these groups: Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit), and/or disabled, and/or Youth (age 15 to 29).
Select locations only.
Under Renewal - TBD
Exclusively targets Aboriginal people.
Training program is free to registered participants.
Intakes vary by location of training (e.g. Merritt in Spring 2016; Squamish and Sechelt scheduled for Fall 2016).