The Curriculum
Chapter 4: Key Elements
      • Goal Statement
      • Features
Chapter 5: Learning Outcomes
      • Summary of Learning Outcomes
      • Vision
           • Reflective Questions
      • Emotion
           • Reflective Questions
      • Thought
           • Reflective Questions
      • Action
           • Reflective Questions




Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC) (retrieved March  


                Canadian government  program for the    establishment, growth and  

          expansion of Aboriginal business, on and off reserve.


Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP) Saskatchewan First  

        Nations and Métis Relations.  (retrieved February  


                A Government of Saskatchewan program to review workplace policies, 

       provide Aboriginal awareness to staff and communicate employment and  

       economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities and training institutions.


ARCnet  Aboriginal Resource Centre  (retrieved January 2006)

                Mohawk owned, not-for-profit, on-line service to promote Canadian Aboriginal business and organizations.  Examples of aboriginal business and entrepreneurs.


ASK (Aboriginal Services Kiosk) Government of Canada   (retrieved January 2006)

                Contains the Aboriginal Canada Portal, a link to employment, economic development, training assistance; Current Aboriginal Research; information on how to apply for a job with the federal government.


Bridges Choices Planner

         (retrieved January 2006)

                A career information system to help learners choose from work and education options.  Assessments available to identify skills.  Student   plans can be stored in an online portfolio.


Canada Career Consortium 

       Government of Canada.  Free career resources that can be ordered or used     

       online.  Books, teacher guides, kits, and magazines


Canada Council for the Arts (retrieved March 2006)  Grants for professional artists in theatre, music, dance, and visual arts.


Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre (Business Infosource) (retrieved December 2005)

               This is a database of federal and provincial government programs, services, and selected regulations.  Detailed information in Business Guides includes   types of business, planning, start-up, and management.  Fact Sheets are resources for starting and maintaining a business in Saskatchewan.  Business Toolbox provides online workshops.  This site links to other provinces in the Canada Business Network.


Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Service

(retrieved December 2005) Website contains office locations as well as a description of programs and services 


Career Cruising (retrieved December 2005)

               Learners can explore 450 in-depth occupation profiles.  Each occupation profile includes a detailed job description with information on working conditions, income, education and training requirements, a sample career path, and links to related occupations.  This website also has a large number of multimedia interviews with people working in many different occupations.  Career Matchmaker allows learners to find careers that match their interests in terms of school subjects, education level, income, working conditions and many other important factors.  Career Cruising is an interactive, user-friendly program that allows individuals to work independently and at their own pace.  Site license required.  Free 1-month trial.



(retrieved December 2005)

                Provides a variety of tools to assist in career planning and employment preparation.  The Career Values Card Sort and the Occupational Interests Card Sort tools may be of particular interest to individuals instructing a Life/Work Studies course.  Learners will be able to use these tools to prioritize their work related values and to examine and rank their occupational interests.


CentraliSchool ,                    


        January 2006) (SaskLearning) Curriculum and course plans.  Related to Middle Years but could be adapted.  Wage information, and employment trends for hundreds of Saskatchewan occupations.  “iQuizzes” help in career exploration Learners can check the jobs in their region.


The Centre for Education and Work (retrieved December 2005)

 This Manitoba institution develops adult learner practices in education  

with an emphasis on prior learning assessment and recognition.  Some of the

        areas are materials, publications, projects, and links.


Circuit Coach (retrieved January 2006)

 Covers a range of topics like building relationships, goals, and work possibilities.  Provides “ready-to-use” workshops.  For the education of facilitators and learners.


Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)  (retrieved February 2006) 

CANDO is Aboriginal controlled and serves all Aboriginal people.  It is a national organization that provides education for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) for those working or wishing to work in the field of Aboriginal economic development.  An EDO is responsible for improving the economic situation of the community such as finding ways to create jobs that will benefit a wide range of skills and talents and helping viable businesses get started.


   Employability Skills 2000+, Conference Board of Canada (Education &  

            Learning/Learning Tools) (Retrieved December 2005)

                  Important skills are categorized as Fundamental, Personal, or Teamwork.  Some types of skills covered are communication, problem solving, adaptability and working with others.  The Employability Skills Toolkit is a related resource that allows learners to assess and develop their own skills.  The transferability of skills from home to the community and the workplace is emphasized.


Entrepreneurship 30, Curriculum Guide (A Practical and Applied Art)), SaskLearning



Essential Skills, Human Resources Development Canada (retrieved December 2005)

                Covers fundamental skills - reading text, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking skills, computer use, continuous learning.  Occupational profiles describe use of Essential Skills in different occupations.


 Evergreen Curriculum, Saskatchewan Learning (retrieved December 2005)


First Nations Employment Centre (retrieved February 2006)


FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) (retrieved February 2006)


FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) Corporate Circle

        Aboriginal Recruitment (retrieved February 2006)

                A partnership with Industry Canada to link private and public sector    

        businesses with qualified First Nation workers.  Plans to improve economic,  

        employment, education, and training opportunities for First Nation people.


Grass Roots Press  (retrieved January 2006)

                A publisher of adult literacy materials.  Subjects include self-esteem, stress, grief, fitness, job searching, communication skills for work, disabilities.


Government of Saskatchewan, First Nations and Métis Relations
 (retrieved February 2006)


How do your skills measure up? (retrieved December 2005)



Johari Window­_Lesson12.pdf (retrieved March  


                   The Johari Window is a model for exploring self-perception and  

         Communication with others.  The four panes of the window are combinations of:  "things I know about myself"; "things others know about me"; "things I don't know about myself" and "things others don't know about me".


Keewatin Career Development Corporation (retrieved December 2005)

 The Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC) is a non-profit, umbrella organization of career service providing agencies in Northern Saskatchewan.  This website lists: educational opportunities, sources of funding, job forecasts for Northern Saskatchewan, career offices throughout the north, career resources (e.g., interviews with people working in the north), and business links.


Keirsey, David.  Keirsey Temperament Sorter

         (retrieved December 2005)

                 The Keirsey Temperament Sorter identifies four temperament styles: artisan, guardian, rational, and idealist.  Each style includes four personality types that relate to the Myers-Brigs Type Indicator.  Learners may find profiles useful in analyzing their personal strengths, abilities, and general aptitudes for kinds of work.


Nation Life/Work Centre.  (retrieved January 2006)   

   Consists of four different programs:  Smart Options uses principles of multiple intelligences.  The Real Game looks at six careers with role-playing and simulation.  Contains Blueprint for Life/work, a program with rubrics for skills and plans for developing competences (retrieved January 2006)  (retrieved January 2006)


National Adult Literacy Database (NALD)

       (retrieved December 2005)

                Suggests text and software resources through the literacy collection and source catalogue.  Links to other literacy organizations.


National Occupational Classification

(retrieved December 2005)

        The National Occupational Classification (NOC)  Website contains the classification structure and descriptions of 520 occupational unit groups and includes over 30,000 occupational titles.  It also features an intuitive search engine to help learners find the information they need.


Ningwakwe Learning Press (Native Literacy Resources)  (237897 Inglis Falls Road, RR #4 Owen Sound, ON,   N4K 5N6, email: (retrieved 2006)



PARWC – Provincial Aboriginal Representative Workforce Council (retrieved January 2006)

                 Includes all Saskatchewan training and education   

         institutes to co-ordinate training linked to jobs for Aboriginal people.  The   

         mandate is to achieve a representative workforce of Aboriginal people.


Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services Inc. (retrieved March 2006) Housed at The Gathering Place its mission is to achieve “one stop service delivery” ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of programs and services to the Treaty/Status Indian population in the City of Regina


Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network (SALN) (retrieved December 2005)

        Aboriginal Literacy Links and information on Aboriginal Literacy Gatherings.


Saskatchewan Arts Board (retrieved February 2006)   

                Links to Saskatchewan Arts Organizations and Provincial Cultural   



Saskatchewan Job Futures (retrieved January 2006)

                Saskatchewan Job Futures classifies work into 10 skill categories and 233 occupational profiles.  You can find out about education and training requirements, work duties, wage information, and employment trends for hundreds of Saskatchewan occupations.  “iQuizzes” help in career exploration Learners can check the jobs in their region.


Saskatchewan Labour (retrieved December 2005)

   The Saskatchewan Labour website has general information on wages, regulations, health, safety, and job equity.  Ready for Work, from Saskatchewan Labour, is intended for young workers, teachers, and employers.  Health and safety concerns for new workers are addressed.  There are also lists of resources and publications.


Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board (retrieved December 2005)

                Reports, brochures, tests, profiles, and links for workplace Essential    

        Skills.  Recognition of Prior Learning, Aboriginal employment and labour market    resources.


Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN) (retrieved December 2005)

        The goals of this non-profit, charitable organization are public awareness, advocacy, training, and sharing information.  It contains a Saskatchewan Literacy Program Database as well as information on family and aboriginal literacy.

Saskatchewan Sage (retrieved April 2006)

Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal News Publication. An online and hard copy publication available by subscription.



        (retrieved Jan 2006)

                Search for jobs, post a resume


SaskNetWork  (retrieved January 2006)

        Look for work, labour market information, post-secondary institutions, scholarships, student loans, apprenticeship.


Holland, Dr. John L. Self-directed Search.  PAR Psychological Resources (retrieved December 2005)

   The SDS is available in different forms.  For example, Form E (4th edition) is written for learners with limited reading skills – questions are written at about the 6th grade reading level.  The SDS helps learners discover careers that suit their interests.  Dr. Holland's theory is that most people can be loosely categorized with respect to six types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional (i.e., RIASEC types).  Occupations and work environments can also be classified in the same way.  People who choose careers that match their own types are most likely to be both satisfied and successful.  The Self-Directed Search, made up of four different sections, takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.  Learners can complete the Self-Directed Search online for a cost (group rates available) or the paper and pencil version, which can be purchased.  Learners who complete the Self-Directed Search online receive a 3-letter code that reflects their RIASEC type; an explanation of how the code can be used in career planning; a list of occupations, fields of study, and leisure activities that fit the three letter code, and next steps to follow in their career exploration and decision-making process.  No special qualifications are required to administer this inventory.  The SDS can be viewed and ordered from the website.


SkillPlan and Bow Valley College.  (2005) TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential

        Skills).Calgary, AB: Bow Valley College. (retrieved      

        December 2005)          

        This is testing and training that uses workplace documents to measure accurately three essential skills that are needed for safe and productive employment: reading text, document use, and numeracy.  TOWES uses authentic workplace documents such as catalogues, schematics, manuals, and regulations to assess how well the test taker can handle workplace situations.  The test results align with national occupational standards set by the federal government for a wide variety of occupations.  With TOWES, trainers and employers can help learners focus on their skills gaps. The site has information and employment trends for hundreds of Saskatchewan occupations.  “iQuizzes” help in career exploration Learners can check the jobs are available in their region.


10,000 Steps Per Day

        (retrieved December 2005)

                This is one from numerous websites with information about the walking approach to exercise.  It focuses on the advantages of walking as a form of exercise in which most people can participate.

   Test yourself-How are you smart?  http://www.accelerated- (retrieved December 2005)          


Truecolors.  (N.d.)  Flying Your True Colors For True Success (Grades 7-12).

  Provides an engaging way to determine personality temperament.  Connections to school and careers are included in the assessment.  Useful for instructor reference and learner use.  Suits individualized or group classes.  (  (Retrieved December 2005)


TypeFocus Careers (retrieved December 2005)

                 A personality type survey where identifying strengths and weaknesses may

        help in clarifying values and interests giving direction to career choices.


The Velvet Hammer (retrieved April 2006).

The website contains several free, downloadable checklists, evaluations, and articles for women to test their understanding of their own leadership styles.  These could be adapted easily for Level Three learners.


Vocational Information Centre (retrieved December 2005)

 Although American (Pennsylvania) in origin, this website includes resources  

  to use with learners.  It provides a large number of printable student  worksheets categorized under topics related to the Life/Work Studies Curriculum, e.g., skills (life, assessment, listening, workplace, and employment), career exploration and planning, resumes, interviews.


Wellness 10, SaskLearning  



Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc


(Retrieved March 2006)  Supports women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan with advisory services, training, and access to loans, networking, and mentoring.