Success Stories

Social Programs

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) funds the delivery of five key social development programs in First Nations communities: Income Assistance Program, National Child Benefit Reinvestment, Assisted Living Program, First Nations Child and Family Services Program, and Family Violence Prevention Program.

The following stories showcase how Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) successfully works with partners to help Aboriginal and Northern individuals, families and communities improve their health and social well-being.

See other Aboriginal success stories from across Canada and success stories related to Active Measures Pilot Project.

Reducing Reliance on Income Assistance

First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Seabird Island Success Stories
See how First Nations youth from Seabird Island are benefitting from new opportunities obtainable through Canada's skills training programs that provide employment training and support to help youth find jobs.

Income Assistance: Tofino Success Stories
Watch how youth affiliated with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council are describing their experiences from participating and succeeding in Canada's skills training programs that provide employment training and support to help them find jobs.

First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Meadow Lake Success Stories
Youth affiliated with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council are participating and succeeding in the skills training programs that provide employment training and support to help them find jobs.

First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Okanagan Nation Success Stories
Youth affiliated with the Okanagan Nation are participating and succeeding in Canada's skills training programs that provide employment training and support to help them find jobs.

First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Dixon's Success Story
Meet Dixon of the Okanagan Indian Band. He has successfully completed Canada's skills training program aimed at getting participating First Nation youth aged 18-24 years old ready and prepared to join the workforce. See what he says about the program.

First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Cory's Success Story
Meet Cory of the Okanagan Indian Band. He has successfully completed Canada's skills training program aimed at getting participating First Nation youth aged 18-24 years old ready and prepared to join the workforce. See what he says about the program.

 

Nuu-chah-nulth: Success Stories
Read how Canada's skills training and job readiness programs have helped to prepare Donald to successfully join the workforce.

Meadow Lake Tribal Council: Success Stories
Read how Canada's skills training and job readiness programs have helped to prepare Mitch and Tricia to successfully join the workforce.

First Nation Youth Skills Training and Job Readiness Program - Blood Tribe Success Stories
Youth of the Blood Tribe are participating and succeeding in the skills training programs that provide employment training and support to help them find jobs.

First Nation Youth Skills Training and Job Readiness Program - Katie's Success Story
Meet Katie of the Blood Tribe. She has successfully completed AANDC's program aimed at getting participating First Nation youth aged 18-24 years old ready and prepared to join the workforce. See what she says about the program.

First Nation Youth Skills Training and Job Readiness Program - Jasmine's Success Story
Meet Jasmine of the Blood Tribe. She is currently in the process of completing AANDC's skills training program aimed at getting participating First Nation youth aged 18-24 years old ready and prepared to join the workforce. See what she has to say about the program.

Treaty 7 Blood Tribe First Nation, Southern Alberta Success Stories
The Enhanced Service Delivery program supports First Nations by identifying employment needs and assisting in overcoming employment barriers. The goal: connecting youth with jobs. First Nations youth share their experiences in AANDC's skills training program and how the program helped prepare them for the workforce.

First Nations Child and Family Services Program

Makoonsag Intergenerational Children's Centre
See how the Makoonsag Intergenerational Children's Centre is making a difference in the community by providing daycare to children, while their parent attends the Urban Circle Training Centre located right next door.

Lac La Ronge Indian Child and Family Service (CFS), Saskatchewan Region
Lac La Ronge Agency- the first and only agency in Canada to have accreditation status, has chosen to base its Enhanced Prevention Program on the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) which is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention approach to parenting.

Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute
The Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute (FNCFS Institute) conducts research, delivers training and develops policies and best practice standards to support First Nations and Child and Family Services agencies in Saskatchewan.

Effective tripartite working relationships and tools used in Manitoba
The current service structure model in Manitoba's child welfare system is unlike any other in Canada and is considered a best practice in inter-jurisdictional cooperation.

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
On Prince Edward Island, all FNCFS funding flows to the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) which provides prevention services to the two on-reserve First Nations communities.

Blood Tribe Family and Child Services
Since 1996, the Blood Tribe of southern Alberta have worked tirelessly in achieving their goal to help children become positive members of the community through holistic programming.

Active Measures Pilot Projects

Sto:lo Nation - Eagle Vision Program
A twelve week pre-employment program, which assisted parents to discover and overcome barriers to moving beyond income assistance in a culturally sensitive and supportive atmosphere.

Saskatchewan Active Measures
Success stories about how Active Measures in Saskatchewan is making a difference for First Nations. Active Measures are strategies designed to help individuals move away from Income Assistance dependency.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
According to Snuneymuwx's Training and Career Counsellor Nancy Seward, easing young people into the workforce and encouraging them to take control of their lives requires team work. This inspired Seward and a small, dedicated team to start the Social Development Pilot Program to help Snuneymuxw youth.

Family Violence Prevention Program

Sharing information about preventing family violence through a wellness planner/calendar in Maniwaki, Quebec
In Kitigan Zibi First Nation community, the spotlight is on family violence prevention thanks to a Family Wellness Planner/Calendar project that brings information about family violence prevention to the community.

Wapikoni Mobile: Creating videos empowers First Nations youth
Hundreds of First Nations youth are turning their lives around through the Wapikoni Mobile project funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's (AANDC) Family Violence Prevention Program.

Manitoba First Nations Regional Board for Family Violence Prevention
Helping Manitoba First Nations to strengthen their ability to design, administer, and manage prevention projects.

Alberta First Nations Regional Board for Family Violence Prevention
Helping to maximize the benefit of family violence prevention services for First Nation communities in Alberta.

Other Social Programs

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
The Friendship Centre provided a range of cultural enrichment, child care, child nutrition, and support to parents services by running summer day camps that served urban Aboriginal children and youth from seven to 14 years of age.

Pelican Lake First Nation - School Nutrition Program
Provided healthy breakfasts at school for children from low-income families, which helped kids arrive at school on time and ready to learn.

Timiskaming First Nation - CHNT Kids Wake Up and Get Educated
A fun and educational morning radio-show for youth, which helped parents get kids up out of bed and ready for school to start their days on a positive note.

Tseshaht First Nation - Social Education Employment Development Services (SEEDS) Program
Helps Income Assistance clients help themselves through healing, education, employment and personal development.

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