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Career Inspirations and Pathways


Career Inspiration and Pathways Event 2017

The Canadian Rangers, Birch Hill Equity Partners and Our Children’s Medicine are hosting a very special ‘Career Inspiration and Pathways‘ event in Thunder Bay on Thursday November 16, 2017 at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC). DFC and other Indigenous education organizations are experiencing an unusual low in enrolment numbers due to the safety concerns facing the students. We want to provide a bit of ‘hope’ for the students of DFC and other schools that there’s a community of people who want to help them succeed in both their education goals and the workforce.

OCM and Birch Hill have partnered with the Canadian Rangers and DFC to host a ‘Career Inspiration and Pathways’ event, which will be a day long event that engages the entire student body of DFC, as well as students from other area schools and NAN communities. The day will be very active, and split into five sections. It will start with all students attending a welcome ceremony and keynote by Elders in the gym. Then the students will be split into 4 different groups to cycle through various workshops.

The workshops are:

1) ‘Meet a Mentor’ – students will join business and community leaders at tables to engage in dialogue about education, employment and life paths

2) ‘HigherMe On boarding’ – every student will have the opportunity to create a HigherMe profile to help them achieve employment

3) ‘Career Inspiration’ – students will cycle through presentations made by various businesses about what it means to work in different industries. Presentations will be grouped by industry to allow for an inclusive and cohesive cross section of information to be shared with students.

4) ‘Education Pathways’ – students will cycle through presentations made by various post-secondary schools to share information about the programs at their school, and opportunities for Indigenous students.


Participating Organizations: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Native Women’s Centre, The Ranger Foundation, Mackie Research Capital, St. Joh’s Ambulance, Birch Hill Equity Partners, Sovereign Dental, Ontario Power Generation, Wasaya Airways, Teach for Canada, Lakehead University, OCADU, Six Nations Polytech & Confederation College.