Positioning Aboriginal Women for Management Roles in Northern BC

Filling the Current Gap in Training NEWS RELEASE 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 … Continued

Leading the Way for First Nations Learners

Leading the Way for First Nations Learners National Chief Shawn Atleo on his drive to improve opportunities for aboriginal people in Canada. First in an occasional series. By  Katie Hyslop , Yesterday, Tyee Solutions Society Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, disliked school as a boy. Now he’s a champion for learning. Photo by Lysosome46. Graphic by April A Like most youth fresh out of high school today, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo didn’t have a plan or even much … Continued


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 NANAIMO, BC A coalition of community leaders have formed a working group to begin planning a series of dialogue sessions to address the theme of reconciliation and racism prevention in Nanaimo. This was the outcome of a dialogue session held today at Vancouver Island University. In the presence of VIU’s First Nations Elders, those in attendance addressed the theme of “Rising to the Challenge of Reconciliation: Building a Stronger Community.” Co-hosted by Snuneymuxw … Continued

Nunavut sheriffs to benefit from JIBC’s experience and expertise

The Sheriff Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been selected to provide a training program for court sheriffs in the Territory of Nunavut. JIBC provides training for all BC sheriff recruits and this is the first time the program has been offered outside of the province. According to Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond, “This is a strong endorsement of the Sheriff Academy and the level of training and expertise it provides. I have attended sheriff recruit … Continued

'Investing in Safety'

Students at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will benefit from improved and upgraded campus facilities, thanks to $47,000 in capital funding that is part of government’s investment in B.C.’s post-secondary infrastructure this year. Ken Tourand, President, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology — “The safety of students, staff, and visitors on campus is always a priority for NVIT. We are pleased that the funding provided has allowed the institute to construct defined walkways that increase accessibility and safety between the … Continued

JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College

Keeping communities safe in Yukon JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College JIBC has negotiated a program delivery agreement with Yukon College to offer the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certificate program that will allow emergency medical responders to complete their studies closer to home. “There is a keen interest from Yukon volunteer emergency medical responders to take this training,” said Doug MacKay, chair of the Education Program Committee of the Volunteer Ambulance Society. “I have nine people on a waiting … Continued

Two NVIT staff awarded for inclusion

Two members of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology staff have been recognized for their efforts to create a “culture of inclusion.” John Chenoweth, dean of instruction, and Faye Ahdemar, college readiness and indigenous academic studies instructor, were both recognized by the British Columbia Association for Community Living. Read more….. By Phillip Woolgar – Merritt Herald