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Mi’kmaw Land-Based Language in Kespukwitk

Mi’kmaw Land-Based Language in Kespukwitk

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Funding for this program has been provided by Environment and Climate Change CanadaOpen to Mi’kmaq of Kespukwitk region, 18 yrs and up

Held in the Bridgewater area February 19th - 23rd, 2020
No registration fee and meals are included.

~Limited space available ~

Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at your Band Office
[Acadia, Annapolis Valley, and Bear River First Nations]
or e-mail shalan joudry at

Application deadline ~ January 31st, 2020

Mi’kmaq participants having basic language skills and interest in natural resources/environment have priority.

For more information please e-mail shalan joudry.

Funding for this program has been provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada

Pathways to Shipbuilding Information Session

Pathways to Shipbuilding Information Session

Interested in attending an information Session on this Initiative, please contact no later than January 23rd or call Wanda at 902-685-2956

Pathways to Shipbuilding is a training program supported by partners including the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), and the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, designed to support and train people belonging to groups currently under-represented in shipbuilding. The class of 2021 will support Indigenous People to study trades and prepare for employment in shipbuilding.

Selected students will do a ten-week preparatory course, and then begin certificate programs at NSCC in Industrial Mechanical and Rigging. Successful applicants will do their work-terms at Halifax Shipyard with Irving Shipbuilding, and have an opportunity for employment building ships for the Royal Canadian Navy upon successful completion of the program.

When: January 2020 – May 2021
Where: NSCC Institute of Technology Campus – 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax
What: Train as Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) and Marine and Industrial Riggers
How to Apply: Contact the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre at

Who should apply:

  • Indigenous People interested in careers in shipbuilding as engine fitters, riggers, crane operators, etc.
  • Must hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Participants will be required to live in Halifax, Nova Scotia throughout the program
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete Canadian Government Security Clearances

What is Industrial Mechanics?

The modern industrial plant uses a wide range of mechanical equipment, all of which require installation, maintenance and repair at some point in its operation. This program prepares you for an entry-level position in the Industrial Mechanic trade.

In this trade, you install, repair and maintain industrial plant machinery and equipment. You read and interpret blueprints; dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment; install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You also operate a variety of machine tools and welding equipment.

What is Marine and Industrial Rigging?

Whether it's working on a heavy equipment jobsite or building complicated rigging systems for circuses or theatres, qualified riggers protect lives every day and are a vital part of many industries in Nova Scotia.

As a rigger, you are responsible for lifting and moving objects or loads with cranes, ropes, pulleys, chain hoists and other equipment. In this program, you develop the competencies, skills and knowledge you need to work in the rigging field by learning:

  • How to accurately assess the size and weight of heavy objects
  • The capacity of rigging devices and hoisting ropes, slings and other equipment
  • Operating procedures for effective rigging, lifting and landing of heavy loads
  • Hazardous factors associated with rigging operations and safe work practices
  • How to fabricate, inspect, install and repair rigging slings and lift equipment

 

Yarmouth | Taking Care of Our Community Session

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Hammonds Plains | Seniors Wellness Program

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Fishing Master Class 4 | A’paqt (Oceans)

Fishing Master Class 4

A’paqt (Oceans): Building Bridges for Women and Indigenous Peoples in Marine Training

The focus of the A’paqt project directly aligns with Transport Canada’s Marine Training Program-Southern
objective, project categories and both target groups (women and Indigenous people) as it aims to facilitate access to and awareness of marine training and employment by underrepresented groups through a variety of offerings.
The goals of the A’paqt project stem from NSCC’s engagement with women and Indigenous people over several years. From these discussions, we have come to recognize the significant financial, social and cultural barriers that women and Indigenous people face when pursuing post-secondary training and employment.
NSCC aims to address these barriers and the unique needs of underrepresented groups through the A’paqt project, ultimately resulting in greater participation in marine training and careers.

Location: Yarmouth – Burridge Campus This program will be offered to women

Dates: January 6, 2020 – April 17, 2020


Courses included in the program are as follows:

• Jan. 2-3 Inclusive Culture in the fishing industry
• Jan. 6-24 Chartwork & Pilotage
• Jan. 27-31 Navigation Safety
• Feb. 3-14 Simulated Electronic Navigation
• Feb. 18-28 Navigation Safety continued
• Mar. 2-4 ROC-MC
• Mar. 5-6 MBFA
• Mar. 9-13 MAFA
• Mar. 16-19 MED-DVS
• Mar. 20-Apr. 9 Stability & Construction
• Apr. 14-17 Orals (Final Exam) Prep.

The tuition for this program is $6300.00. Bursaries are available through NSCC Foundations for those who apply which covers 90% of the tuition.

To register for the FMS IV contact Kim Young at NSCC email:

Species at Risk | Brooklyn Community Hall

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Species at Risk

Information Session

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Brooklyn Community Hall
3960 Hwy #3, Brooklyn NS

December 4th, 2019
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Dinner will be served
More information: Scott
Wildcat Office 902-682-2421 or

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