Filling the Current Gap in Training
August 7, 2013
First time offering of Aboriginal Leadership Program in Dease Lake
NEW WESTMINSTER – Moving aboriginal women beyond front-line administrative roles to position them as leaders in their Northern communities is the focus of the Associate Certificate in Aboriginal Leadership being offered by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) for the first time this September in the small northern community of Dease Lake, B.C.
The Associate Certificate is filling a current gap in training. It is aimed at helping aboriginal women advance their education and take on management and leadership roles.
Dease Lake, with a population of approximately 375 (based on the 2006 census), has a relatively low (5.5 per cent) unemployment rate due to the number of resource-based projects (mining, run-of-river hydro-electric) in the area.