On November 25, 2016, representatives of the Government of Quebec, in partnership with the federal government, announced over $32 million for a new adult education facility as well as forty new housing units for school board employees. The surprise announcement was made following the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurial Program (AYEP) launch presided by the Martin Family Initiative founder, the Right Honorable Paul Martin.
An important partnership agreement was signed on November 2, 2016, in Montreal. The Cree School Board and the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) have established a partnership that will benefit the Eeyou and Eenou children and youth in the Youth Protection system.
On November 2, 2016, the Cree School Board held a press conference to officially announce the launch of the Cree Syllabics Virtual Reality (CSVR) project and to introduce some of our programing, Mikwichiyam, the arts concentration program, AYEP, the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program and Niikaan, the video game concentration program.