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SIX NATIONS WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT THINK TANKS HELD IN 2010 REPORT ON PROGRESS TO DATE PROGRESS TO DATE July 5, 2011 July 5, 2011.

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1 SIX NATIONS WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT THINK TANKS HELD IN 2010 REPORT ON PROGRESS TO DATE PROGRESS TO DATE July 5, 2011 July 5, 2011

2 Progress To Date Thank you to the many participants involved in the two Six Nations Workforce Development Think Tanks held in Thank you to the many participants involved in the two Six Nations Workforce Development Think Tanks held in Just as planning was a community effort, making the ideas a reality requires the resources and skills of individuals and community organizations. Just as planning was a community effort, making the ideas a reality requires the resources and skills of individuals and community organizations.

3 Progress to Date The following is a listing of activities initiated, or in some cases, completed by various community organizations and individuals. The recommendation from the Think Tank to break down silos and start working together can be seen in many of the initiatives.

4 Measuring Results Six Nations on reserve unemployment rates: Six Nations on reserve unemployment rates: - April, 2010 – 35.6% - April, 2010 – 35.6% - July, 2010 – 30.9% - July, 2010 – 30.9% - October, 2010 – 26.2% - October, 2010 – 26.2% - January, 2011 – 31.8% - January, 2011 – 31.8% - April, 2011 – 35.1% - April, 2011 – 35.1% As of April, 2011, Ontarios unemployment rate was 7.9% As of April, 2011, Ontarios unemployment rate was 7.9%

5 Progress to Date Cultural Tourism Cultural Tourism Farmers Market and Community Gardens Farmers Market and Community Gardens Green Conference and Green Job Fair Green Conference and Green Job Fair Six Nations Transportation Feasibility Study Six Nations Transportation Feasibility Study Customer Service Training Customer Service Training Connecting to Seniors Knowledge and Skills Connecting to Seniors Knowledge and Skills

6 Progress to Date Six Nations Elected Councils Policy on Community Engagement Six Nations Elected Councils Policy on Community Engagement Economic Development Plan Economic Development Plan Employment Readiness Training – addressing self esteem, confidence, communication skills Employment Readiness Training – addressing self esteem, confidence, communication skills Community Organizations Working in Collaboration Community Organizations Working in Collaboration Work Ethics Workshops Work Ethics Workshops

7 Progress to Date Aligning Skills with Employer Needs Aligning Skills with Employer Needs Attract Employers to Six Nations Attract Employers to Six Nations Benchmark Progress Benchmark Progress Solutions Oriented Discussions Solutions Oriented Discussions For a list of the Think Tank recommendations go to


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