Redefining Services and Active Measures

The FNQLHSSC has implemented a project designed to develop new intervention programs to help individuals without a trade or training to enter the labour market.  

The services and active measures created through this project shall:

  • Increase access to education and improve employment and employability;
  • Foster social, professional and economic inclusion for individuals who are excluded from the labour market;
  • Assist in developing personal and professional autonomy as well as self-reliance in individuals.

Specific Objectives

For the individuals

Individuals who will be using the services and measures will:

  • Adopt a healthier lifestyle;
  • Develop greater self-esteem;
  • Regain control over their lives and develop their personal and professional potential.

For the communities

Participating First Nations communities will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Sustainable social and professional integration for their members;
  • Greater economic development;
  • Drop in welfare dependency.

Areas of Intervention

The services and measures must focus on 4 areas:

  • Prevention and community mobilization;
  • Social integration;
  • Professional integration;
  • Development of skilled, meaningful, and long-term employment.

Prevention and Community Mobilization

The projects created must prevent drop-out and reduce welfare dependency. The youth must be urged to develop a personal and professional project, which will encourage them to invest in their personal and professional future.

The Band Council’s collaboration is very important so as to mobilize all community stakeholders.

Social Integration

This component aims to develop valuable abilities, skills, and knowledge, which may help to successfully enter the labour marker and/or go back to school (educational and vocational training). Moreover, this helps develop the prerequisites (mainly interpersonal and relational prerequisites) required for professional integration onto the employment market. 

Professional Integration

The focus of this component is the ability of an individual to be part of the working environment and to remain in that environment thanks to:

  •  Knowledge (acquired knowledge);
  • Know-how (skills);
  • Soft skills (attitudes).

Thus, we foster interaction between the individual and his working environment (individual-environment relationship).

Development of Meaningful, Skilled and Long-term Employment

Without any job perspectives, the participation and investment of people in training activities is pointless. Community development is essential to economic progress and is required to improve the living conditions of community members.  

Creating long-term employment is beneficial in many ways. This fosters a growing market economy and allows individuals to find meaningful employment. Such employment will help them to make full use of their professional skills and arouse their vocational interest.

 

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