EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE ECONOMYEconomic Action Plan 2012- page 18
The Government recognizes the contribution that Aboriginal peoples can make to the labour force as the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the nation’s population. Equipping First Nations people with the skills and opportunities they need to fully participate in the economy is a priority both for this Government and for First Nations people.
Economic Action Plan 2012 will:
Invest in First Nations education on reserve, including early literacy programming and other supports and services to First Nations schools and students.
• Build and renovate schools on reserve, providing First Nations youth with better learning environments.
•Commit to introduce a First Nation Education Act and work with willing partners to establish the structures and standards needed to support strong and accountable education systems on reserve.
•Improve the incentives of the on-reserve Income Assistance Program while encouraging those who can work to access training that will improve their prospects for employment.
•Renew the Urban Aboriginal Strategy to improve economic opportunities for Aboriginal peoples living in urban centres…