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BCFN Education Collaboration

The Education Authority oversees the Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik (Bigstone Community School) as well as post secondary education. The community has several thousand members. Location: Demarais, Alberta Program: New Middle School Launch & 21C Change Learning Toolkit Website: http://www.bigstone.ca/ Description: Prelude was introduced to the Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority through Classroom Connections in early 2009. The initial goal was to introduce Prelude to the staff and students of a new Middle School later that year. In August 09, as a first step,…

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Northern Lakes Colleges

Northern Lakes College serves 30 communities in north central Alberta. The majority of its students are Aboriginal. It offers a wide array of academic upgrading, bachelor degree, career and trades training, certificate, diploma, and university transfer programs. Website: Northern Lakes College Location: Wabasca Area, North Central Alberta Program: Life Skills Program Description: In October 2009, Prelude was introduced to first year college students as part of the Life Skills Program. This is offered in three widely dispersed satellite campuses,…

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TDSB Career Solutions

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) operates TDSB Career Solutions. It operates more than 40 programs in more than 85 sites within the Greater Toronto Area. These programs are developed and delivered to address the employment, training and language needs of local communities. Website: Toronto District School Board Location: Greater Toronto, Ontario Program: Finding Work Program Description: Prelude was successfully piloted with 15 Counsellors with  the Finding Work Program in spring 09. It was then piloted again with 20…

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The Center for Education & Training

The Centre for Education & Training is a not for profit, progressive corporation located in Mississauga. We enhance the self-sufficiency and effectiveness of individuals and organizations by offering customized education, training and career resource solutions. The Centre for Education & Training is the largest on-site trainer in Ontario. TCET and also works in support of the Peel District School Board. Website: Centre for Education and Training Location: Brampton, Ontario Program: Employability Skills For Youth Program Description: Prelude was successfully…

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Eastern Township School Board

The Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) is one of Quebec’s nine English-speaking boards. The ETSB serves close to 7000 students in: 20 elementary schools, three secondary schools, one alternative secondary school, two vocational education centres, two adult education centres, and one centre of excellence. Massey Vanier High School has a student population of about 1000 and 100+ teachers and support staff. Background: ETSB was the first education institution to pilot Prelude. This was the result of a…

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Boys & Girls Club: Delta Richmond

Since 1960, Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond (BGCCS), has provided essential programs and services to children, youth and families. This encompasses early and middle year development, recreational services and counselling supports, as well as employment services and leadership programs. Youth Works is a program assisting youth aged 15-30 with difficulties in identifying specific career goals and developing the necessary skills to find employment. Website: Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond Location: Delta…

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Richmond Youth Services Agency

Richmond Youth Service Agency (RYSA) is an accredited, charitable organization with a 30-year history of providing a variety of responsive programs and services meeting the needs of children and youth in Richmond. RYSA’s mission is to be a leading provider of programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of Richmond youth. RYSA is recognized as an innovator in youth programs and services working in collaboration with a variety of local, regional, provincial…

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