MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE PROGRAMS
The Education Commission passed a motion on April 19, 2004 to manage the following programs:
- Aboriginal Language Initiative
- First Nations/Inuit Youth Employment Strategies
- Parental and Community Engagement Strategy
- Teacher Recruitment and Retention
- Centennial Scholarship Foundation
Each program outlines guidelines for written proposals which First Nation Communities submit to one of the five Tribal Councils and Bigstone Cree Nation. Proposals are then forwarded to Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Sub-Office in Edmonton and are processed. Funding is released based on proposal acceptance. When projects/programs are complete, a final written report summarizing activities is required.
Within this strategy there are 4 Youth Programs: Youth Work Experience, Career Promotions & Awareness, Science & Technology, and the Student Summer Employment Opportunities.
YOUTH WORK EXPERIENCE
- Supports the provision of opportunities for mentored work experience
- Exposes youth to various career options
- Promotes the benefits of education as being key to labor market participation
CAREER PROMOTION & AWARENESS
- Cooperative Education-supports provisions for mentored school-based work and study opportunities
- Career planning
- Life and work skill development
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Promotes science and technology as an educational/career choice
- Encourages the enhancement of traditional knowledge (where applicable)
STUDENT & SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Support skills acquisition through provision of wage subsidies for short term work experience
- Assists secondary and post-secondary students to prepare for future entry into the labor market to access summer employment
TREATY 8 CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
The Treaty 8 Centennial Scholarship Foundation was established on December 19, 2002. It is a recognized society under the Societies Act. It’s mandate is as follows:
“To encourage, foster and develop among its members, recognition of the importance of education.”
TREATY 8 ENHANCING EDUCATION
Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Executive Board of Chiefs are pleased to announce a free resource for Treaty 8 [Alberta] First Nations children who attend provincial schools. This resource is already available to all the students attending any of the Treaty 8 First Nations schools. The Chiefs feel this resource will greatly assist students, both on and off reserve, as this resource is based on the Alberta Curriculum and Standards in the areas of Math, Science, and English Language Arts.
The on-line resource is called SOLARO, a Castle Rock Research Corporation (CRRC) product, and is provided to students from the twenty-four Treaty 8 affiliated First Nations Communities who attend grades 3-12. This opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and CRRC.
Added features of SOLARO are the ability for parents to monitor and be aware of their child learning by accessing the Parent Portal. Teachers can also use this resource for direct instruction, prepare and modify prescribed lessons/units, and conduct assessments obtained from a large data-base integrated with in the system. Everyone involved with this resource can rest assured that it is all based on the learner outcomes from the program of studies as identified and prescribed by Alberta Education.
Parents and students from any of the Treaty 8 First Nations communities who wish to take advantage of this resource can contact the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Education office:
To register and general inquires: Justine Supernault (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Toll Free: 1-866-TREATY8 (1-866-873-289)