• Nerida K

FESA Going the Distance

Our national ‘Going the Distance’ project started on May 14, 2017, as an innovative, cultural and community response to the under-representation of Indigenous peoples employed in the Tourism and Hospitality industry across Canada. Recognizing that many times limited Skills for Success are a barrier to entry and advancement in the workforce, Indigenous communities and organizations, literacy and essential skill specialists and employers came together to create localized responses for their individual communities.

Five years later, the work, learning and successes of these journeys across Canada are brought together in an Indigenous Workplace Learning Framework and being given away to assist other Indigenous communities and employers to create their own response.

The Framework is an online resource with guidance, training, and practical tools to help Indigenous communities, organizations, and employers in the Tourism and Hospitality industry build better and inclusive workplaces.

In anticipation of the Framework’s launch later this year, we’re celebrating the unique, inspiring, and creative work of all the Indigenous communities, Indigenous Organizations, Elders, and Indigenous learners who built it. As well as the enthusiasm, gratitude, and generosity of our employer partners.

Here are just a few highlights from an amazing journey.