The Government of Saskatchewan and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) in March 2012 announced the panelists who will lead the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis people in Saskatchewan.
The task force panelists include Gary Merasty, Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility of Cameco, Rita Bouvier, researcher/writer and community-learning facilitator and Don Hoium, Executive Director, League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents of Saskatchewan.
The joint task force will focus on several key goals including:
- Improved early childhood outcomes and transition to school;
- Increased high school and post-secondary completion rates;
- Improved participation in the labour force and employment; and
- Greater quality of life and enhanced self-sufficiency.
The task force is expected to begin broad public consultations in early spring 2012, with the task force report to be complete early in 2013. Cost of the task force is $2 million.
For more information, contact:
Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration