Launch of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project Web Site

The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP) is pleased to announce the launch of its website,!

The Canadian Career Development Foundation in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have worked together on this project to develop a comprehensive inventory of Essential Skills initiatives aimed at First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The goal of FIMESIP is to gain a better understanding of the state of practice with respect to Essential Skills initiatives tailored to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth and adults living in diverse communities throughout Canada and to share these insights and lessons learned with a larger community of practice. Through FIMESIP, factors (markers of promising practice) that contribute to an initiative’s success have been identified.

The web site explains how the inventory was developed and includes: the inventory, case studies, a literature review, an evaluation toolkit and the list of markers – all to support and enhance practice in the field. Through the “Add to the Inventory” feature, the FIMESIP team invites program and resource developers to submit their Essential Skills initiatives so that the inventory continues to grow.

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