Promising Practices & A New Way Forward
The following documents and briefs have been developed to provide an opportunity to access network findings in an easy to access format.
Indigenous Youth Engagement: Wise Principles and Practices
To support the Two-Eyed Seeing Network in its activities, SRDC was tasked with conducting secondary research on wise practices in Indigenous and Indigenous youth engagement, particularly in the context of employment and skills training. This brief is informed by experiences from industry, research and academia, environmental management, natural resources development, and social services, both from across Canada and internationally. It is not intended to be prescriptive, recognizing that meaningful engagement is contextual and without a "one-size-fits-all" approach. It is also not exhaustive: readers may know of or apply additional principles and wise practices.
Making Employment and Skills Training Work for Indigenous Youth
To support the Two-Eyed Seeing Network in its activities, SRDC was tasked with conducting secondary research on promising practices related to workforce development and employment and skills training for Indigenous youth. This brief offers a summary of promising practices that emerged from a review of internal documents from the work of SRDC and our partners. While by no means exhaustive or generalizable across all contexts, we hope this document can offer a useful starting point for those seeking to develop and deliver accessible, meaningful, and equitable workforce development initiatives for Indigenous youth.
Milestone Based Pathways
To support the Two-Eyed Seeing Network in its activities, this resource provides an introduction to the concept of milestone-based pathways. Milestone-based pathways can be an effective tool to support the design of workforce development pathways, especially those that involve multiple components. They provide a useful way to structure and think about the selection and sequence of program activities and supports to support youth along their journey to meaningful employment, education, and other personal goals. They can also be used as a framework for measuring and evaluating progress and success, including short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term outcomes.
Industry Indigenous Engagement Guides: Resource List
This document provides a non-exhaustive list of existing resources and guides developed by Indigenous-led and non-Indigenous businesses and organizations to support respectful, culturally-relevant, and culturally-safe Indigenous engagement processes. They are listed in alphabetical order below by industry/ organization name.
Indigenous Awareness And Engagement: List Of Trainings
This document provides a non-exhaustive list of available Indigenous awareness and engagement trainings to support respectful, culturallyrelevant, and culturally-safe Indigenous engagement processes. They are listed in alphabetical order below by organization name.
Two Eyed Seeing Network Literature Review - Full Document
The current report serves as SRDC’s initial literature review for the project. In addition to describing the current climate and historical context surrounding the relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, it aims to provide further information, evidence, and promising practices across three main themes, with a view to informing the creation of meaningful workforce development pathways for Indigenous youth through the 2ESN: 1) engagement, 2) program design and delivery, and 3) milestone-based pathways.