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SAES to launch broad needs assessment across Eeyou Istchee communities

SAES Assessment

The Cree School Board (CSB) Sabtuan Adult Education Services (SAES) announced today its intention to consult with all nine communities of Eeyou Istchee, its members and employers, as they prepare to conduct an in-depth assessment of adult education and training needs.


Drawing from the data collected in past assessments, SAES wishes to further its research in order to ultimately translate these into a comprehensive adult education strategy to better meet its community members’ needs.

For the CSB Director General Abraham Jolly, the upcoming assessment is a concrete way to deliver on the CSB’s 2016-2021 Strategic Action Plan. 

Educational Success is a key area of focus for us. In order to offer quality instruction and culturally relevant learning experiences, we need to ensure the pathways, programs and partnerships of our three pedagogical sectors, including SAES, adequately reflect the needs of all students”.

SAES will be leading this collaborative effort, with the participation of Cree Human Resource Development (CHRD) and the communities, which will help enhance visibility and awareness of SAES programs and services, another priority area of the Strategic Action Plan. 

SAES will be sequencing the process throughout the different communities and working with each of them to determine the most appropriate approach and timeline. Since the initiative is currently at the planning stage, more details will be shared as it unfolds.

In the meantime, note that SAES representatives will join the CSB Chairperson, Director General, and Deputy Director General (Operations) in their community tour starting October 29 to engage students, teachers, community members and leaders in a dialogue and celebration of lifelong learning and Cree education. 

Please direct any inquiries to: Jeanne Pengelly, Communications and Community Relations Consultant, 514-226-6752.