Alberta moves to boost Aboriginal participation in workforce; 4 organizations honoured for diversity
05/23/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2011
Alberta moves to boost Aboriginal participation in workforce
CALGARY — Alberta has released a plan to work with the Aboriginal community to better connect people to the job market. Connecting the Dots presents 30 recommendations for building relationships and employment opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples in the province, including: improving the co-ordination of employment and training programs; creating employment and training programs that connect Aboriginal Peoples and communities to local industries; developing better labour market information in Aboriginal communities; improving Internet access on First Nation reserves and in Aboriginal communities; and developing an Aboriginal workforce strategy.
4 organizations honoured for diversity
TORONTO — Four organizations have been recognized for their commitment and innovation in creating inclusive boards of governance: Peel Children’s Aid, The Redwood, the Town of Richmond Hill and TD Bank Group. The Diversity in Governance Awards are given out annually by DiverseCity onBoard, part of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project. A joint initiative of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, the project connects qualified candidates from Aboriginal, visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities to agencies, boards and commissions in the public and non-profit sectors. The 2010 winners were recognized for being ahead of the curve in embracing diversity at the highest level of their organizations.