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British Columbia Aboriginal Training Employment Alliance Members (BCATEAM)
Formerly: First Nation Human Resource Labour Council (FNHRLC)

Signers of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

The “Go to Body” for Indigenous employment and training initiatives in British Columbia

Respected and Supported by our First Nation Leadership within BC.

Champions of First Nations training and labour market needs

Service providers to the 203 First Nation communities in BC, off and on reserve and Inuit Peoples

Indigenous organizations delivering employment and training services to Indigenous communities and individuals


To increase Indigenous participation in the Labour Market by:

  • Formulation of BC Aboriginal Training Employment Alliance Members development policies and strategies.
  • Advocate for the successful implementation of those policies and strategies


Focus on creating thriving sustainable employment opportunities and practices for all Indigenous Peoples in the Province of BC.

BCATEAM Objectives

  • Create job opportunities through investing in new partnerships and to support viable existing partnerships.
  • Improve the quality and availability of jobs for all Indigenous Peoples.
  • Provide training opportunities that will lead to sustainable employment.
  • Build equitable relationships/partnerships with government, communities and industry sectors.


  • To be inclusive of all Indigenous peoples who are often excluded from participating fully in the economy.
  • To undertake Human Resource development in a manner that is in keeping with Indigenous values.
  • To combine the development of an “enterprising culture,” based on a philosophy of self-reliance, creativity, and innovation, with a belief in, and commitment to, cooperation, equity, and equal opportunity.
  • To develop capacity, skills and resources for all BC ASETS holders.
  • Create economic sufficiency as well as enhance social and environmental conditions, resulting in healthier communities.

BCATEAM Principles

  • Respect for divergent viewpoints
  • Responsive to regional needs
  • Strategic in approach
  • Purpose driven.
  • Together as one
  • Champion of Indigenous training and labour market issues


  • The Creation and implementation of a BC Aboriginal Employment Strategy.
  • A strategy that is inclusive of and supported by all Human Resource Development Sectors.
  • The development of improved services direct to Industry, employers and government partners.
  • A cohesive, made in British Columbia system of services focused on addressing labour market challenges facing industry and the First Nations labour force across British Columbia.
  • Reduce / Eliminate unnecessary overlap and duplication in the labour market development programs, by increasing partnerships and cost sharing, i.e. Aboriginal Training Employment Program (ATEP).
  • Increased employment or employability and work readiness of Indigenous clients.
  • The collection of L.M.I. and analysis of patterns and trends to enhance service delivery.
  • Build the awareness of ASETS programs and services and BCATEAM.
  • Provide effective monitoring and assessments of trends of Provincial/National Labour Market and LMD systems.

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