"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." many versions exist: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
Albert Einstein, attributed
our initiatives
Classroom Connections is dedicated to improving learning opportunities, experiences and outcomes for Canadian youth. In addition to creating award-winning educational programming for schools, parents and community groups across the country, Classroom Connections continuously works to change structures that are barriers to success. Recognizing the serious need for new educational approaches in First Nations communities, Classroom Connections has been working for the past 6 years to create new models for employment, entrepreneurship and skills training.
   
CIU Entrepreneurs Change it Up! Entrepreneur is a unique combination of high impact training and hands on entrepreneurial experience designed to help unemployed, multi-barriered young adults (18-30) prepare for employment and/or self-employment. To date, 33 new business have been started in Samson Cree Nation as a result of this program.
   
MentorNation
MentorNation supports emerging Aboriginal Entrepreneurs by matching them with business mentors from across Canada.
   
Change it Up! Trades focusses on Western Canada’s labour shortage, addressing the low participation and high attrition rates that plague Aboriginal students in traditional skilled-trades training. The program includes specialized in-community programming with alternative college entrance requirements and guaranteed industry apprenticeship.
   
Change Learning Change Learning is a ground breaking initiative to synthesize current knowledge on brain development and learning for the purposes of pilot testing new approaches.
   
Discovering Strengths Discovering Strengths gives community workers, teachers and service providers access to innovative resources for reaching disengaged and unemployed Aboriginal youth and young adults.
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