About The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project

The current FIMESIP Project, Extending Promising Practice: Updating the FIMESIP Inventory (2018- 2019) is an extension of the work started in 2011. The first FIMESIP built an online inventory of LES initiatives and established a Community of Practice.

FIMESIP’s current objectives are to update the inventory of LES initiatives, revitalize and grow the LES Community of Practice, and share resources based on the 12 Markers of Promising Practice.

The 12 Markers of Promising Practice identified during the initial project are present in all of the project’s Case Studies, and are the basis of the newly developed Promising Practices Self-Assessment Tool.

To learn more about the project, read the 2011-2013 FIMESIP Project Report.

About the Project Developers

CCDF is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to their clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment. CCDF is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of career development. CCDF has demonstrated expertise in the field of Essential Skills (ES) and has developed award-winning tools to help territorial and federal governments integrate ES assessment and development in the workplace.

From 2011-2013, CCDF partnered with Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to bring FIMESIP to life.

In 2018 CCDF undertook the  current project, Extending Promising Practice: Updating the FIMES Inventory with support from Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, and a National Advisory Group with representatives from Indigenous and/or Essential Skills-focused organizations from across the country.


CCDF Project Team

Donnalee Bell, Managing Director
Suzanne Klinga, Project Director
Lisa Semchuk, Project Analyst