November 20, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce it is one of 15 companies across Canada recognized by The Learning Partnership for its involvement in the Take Our Kids to Work™ initiative. For a third consecutive year, the network received the Canada’s Outstanding Employers Award as a symbol of its commitment to the youth.

Each year, 75,000 organizations and 250,000 students take part in Take Our Kids to Work™, a program that encourages parents to bring their grade 9 children to work for a day. It also aims to recognize employers who make exemplary commitments to students – Canada’s future workforce. The initiative was launched in 1994 by The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization that champions a strong public education system.

On the first Wednesday of every November, students are invited to learn the benefits of early career exploration and the importance of staying in school and pursuing post-secondary studies. The companies who are most successful at sharing these values, through engaging and creative activities, are celebrated through the Canada’s Outstanding Employer Awards.

Here are this year’s 14 other recipients:
 Alberta Health Services Ponoka, Alberta
 Bell Canada Montreal, Quebec
 CBC/Radio-Canada Ottawa, Ontario
 Fairmont Royal York Toronto, Ontario
 Greater Sudbury Police Service Sudbury, Ontario
 Horizon Utilities Corporation Hamilton, Ontario
 JNE Welding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Richmond, British Columbia
 NB Power Fredericton, New Brunswick
 Nexen CNOOC Limited Company Calgary, Alberta
 Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Ontario
 Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Mississauga, Ontario
 Saskatchewan Research Council Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. Richmond, British Columbia

Earlier this month, APTN was also named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year. This national competition acknowledges employers who lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

APTN is a proud supporter of youth and the community at large. To learn more about our commitments, please visit


September 1, 2015, marked the 16-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 11 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at