Jobs & Economy

First Nations - Indigenous People Skills Training

Partner with First Nations-Indigenous corporations in large infrastructure projects in large urban centres (at least 5% revenue share). Host organization mandate to upskill First Nations-Indigenous corporations with necessary skills to provide sustainable independent existence. Training should allow for both Administrative and Labour related trades. Infrastructure development in First Nations - Indigenous communities ...more »

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Jobs & Economy

Lower Tuition for Schooling that combats Skills Shortages

There should be a targeted grant for educational certifications that lead to careers in areas with identified skills shortages. The greater the demand for graduates, the greater the tuition grant.

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Fair & Just Society

Neighbourhood Revitalization and Development

Our low-Income neighbourhoods experience increase in income inequality; challenges to the social fabric of the community; decreases efficiency of social institutions; high rates of unemployment and underemployment; increasing risks of depression - mental health issues; lower school graduation rates; increase in crime/organized crime rates; deterioration of housing and general quality of life. Therefore, we should urge ...more »

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Jobs & Economy

Define Computer Programming as a Trade

The number of people young and old who would consider programming as a career would skyrocket and put Ontario further ahead. Given the bootcamps, online training and self direction available this type of industry needs to stop pretending you need a university degree alone to perform the function. Demarcate a level between the two. This will help business needs and increase the workforce. Also to keep up to date ...more »

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Education

Stop funding programs and curriculums that don't bring jobs

I know it sounds harsh but I hire people and I regularly encounter folk who lack good basic skills (such as language and math) or worse have expensive degrees from universities that simply won't ever get them a job (or there are so VERY few jobs in the "that field" that getting one would be similar to winning a lottery). Why would we do that - set someone up for frustration and failure.

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Sustainable Communities

First Nations-Indigenous Skills Training - Green Energy Projects

Partner with First Nations-Indigenous youth artists to develop a visually acceptable alternative to Green energy projects. Example: Wind turbines to have a sculpted mask of aboriginal art (such as a totems, or totem poll with feathered propellers). The benefit of partnering with our First Nations-Indigenous people, is to recognize the shared vision of sustainable energy alternatives provided by mother natures vast ...more »

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