Morley First Nations partner to provide on-reserve ELCC program

October 23, 2013

The Alberta community of Morley is celebrating the successful implementation of an education program that saw all 3 First Nations in Morley (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley) partner with Bow Valley College to provide education on-reserve. The Early Learning Child Certificate (ELCC) program “was designed as a home-to-work transitional project to meet the economic and educational needs of a critical mass of women,” stated program consultant Dr. Rashida Keshavjee. Close to 30 students enrolled in the program, and over 90% graduated, preparing them for employment in childcare facilities, youth and community programs, and other family support programs, as well as providing a pathway for future education. Funding for the program was provided by the National Child Benefit Reinvestment (NCBR) Program and the Alberta Government and Employment Training Centre. Rocky Mountain Outlook