Investing in training and skills development is essential for us to succeed and for Indigenous communities and organizations to continue growing. These efforts help enhance each community’s abilities and capacities, ensuring their ongoing success.

Training Coordination

We have in-house training coordination capacity to ensure training needs are identified, developed and delivered on an ongoing basis. The ITSD Hub is hosted by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute, meaning our services are national in scope.

Resource Development

As part of our resource development services, we develop training resources and curricula to respond to the changing needs of Indigenous communities who work in the fisheries and oceans sector. We work with Indigenous training developers to ensure our resources are culturally appropriate and community-focused. Our resources are often developed in partnership with academic training institutions across Canada.

Performance Monitoring

We regularly review the training needs of Indigenous communities who participate in DFO’s Indigenous Programs. We also track and coordinate DFO’s training and skills offerings to ensure that our programs remain effective and meet the evolving needs of communities and our partners. These efforts are designed to continuously improve and adapt our services and programs, so that we can provide the most effective training and support possible.

Partnerships and Diversification

By identifying federal strategies, programs and partners to advance training and skills development initiatives, we establish new opportunities for mentorships, internships, on-boarding and other knowledge-transfer activities. These efforts help us build strong, impactful partnerships and create new or support access to existing opportunities for Indigenous communities and organizations.

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