Reducing unique challenges that on-reserve youth face while trying to enter the labour force, by investing in helping First Nations youth acquire better pre-employment skills, access to education and training, and providing case management services.
Preserving and revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures for the next generation of Indigenous and other youth in Canada by enhancing the Aboriginal Languages Initiative.
Increasing vaccination rates to protect families and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases that can lead to serious illness and even death.
Providing immediate telephone crisis intervention counselling support through the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line, with counselling available 24/7 in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
Ensured that children in need of care and social services received the support by approving 99% of Jordan’s Principle cases. That means that there are 19,713 instances where children who under the previous government would not have received care, are now receiving care.
Building and improving schools with 125 projects as of March 2017 and completed the construction of four new schools for First Nations youth.
Supported the creation of Canada’s first First Nation-run school board, the Manitoba First Nations School System, which will benefit up to 9 First Nations and 11 schools with approximately 2,200 students.
Making post-secondary education more affordable by increasing funding to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program, which will help over 4,600 students over two years.
Signed the Anishinabek Education Agreement in August 2017—the largest First Nations education agreement in Canada’s history—which will return control over education to 23 First Nations communities in Ontario.
Completed 70 community infrastructure projects that provide 146 First Nation communities with more than 163,000 people with new playgrounds, youth centres, and sports fields.
Giving young students, especially girls and Indigenous children, exciting hands-on learning experience in science and technology though the PromoScience program.
Strengthening Indigenous identity and cultural pride through sport by increasing funding for culturally relevant sport programming for Indigenous youth and children.
Supporting the North American Indigenous Games which brought 5,000 participants to the 2017 games in Toronto with stable, ongoing funding over the next five years.
Giving Indigenous youth up to 14 weeks of meaningful work experience in federal public service with the launch of the Indigenous Youth Summer Employment Opportunity.
Providing skills development and job training with additional funding to the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS).
There’s still more work to do:
Create the first-ever Indigenous Languages Act, to be co-developed with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
Ensuring the successful delivery of significant investments made in indigenous services through #Budget2016 and #Budget2017.
Undertake a review of all current federal programs that support Indigenous students choosing to pursue post-secondary education.
Address the gaps in services to Aboriginal people and those with mental illness throughout the criminal justice system.
Developing an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework that reflects the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children across Canada.
Lifting all remaining Long-Term Drinking Water Advisories within our five-year commitment and ensure that 200,000 First Nations people will be able to do something we all take for granted-turn their taps on to clean water.