Executive Breakfast Series: TRC92: Youth Employment - An Update
Last April, the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (WPRC) presented at CPHR Manitoba's Executive Breakfast about ‘TRC92: Youth Employment’, a ground-breaking initiative guided by the 92nd Call to Action in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.
Call to Action #92 calls upon the corporate sector in Canada to “…ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects (and that the corporate sector) provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools…(which) will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, 2015)
TRC92: Youth Employment is an effort to link Indigenous youth to work experience and/or jobs in private sector companies in Winnipeg. But it’s not just a simple matter of placing youth in workplaces. Indigenous youth unemployment is a complex problem. Solving it requires employment opportunities to be sure. But it also requires support and training, intercultural awareness within workplaces, Indigenous human resource expertise, services such as childcare and transportation, and more.
WPRC is intent on moving forward with the pace that is required to try out and learn about promising practices, which can be scaled up to include more and more businesses and Indigenous youth into the future.
After the presentation last April, three of the participants came forward to join the initiative! Since then, they and nine other companies have been making significant progress on laying the groundwork. On March 21 you will hear about what has happened, what has been learned and what comes next.
More information about TRC92: Youth Employment is available here http://wprc.ca/
Dave Angus, Vice President of Chamber Relations at Johnston Group Inc.
Nicole Stewart, CPHR, Director, Human Resources at Payworks
About the Series:
The Executive Breakfast Series, presented by Aon, will consist of a series of breakfast meetings where HR executives will be able to come together to discuss important issues and trends affecting their workplaces. In addition to breakfast, each session will feature a session host speaking for 10-15 minutes on a topic of interest followed by 45 minutes of roundtable conversation with participants.
These breakfasts will be limited to senior HR executive(s) in each company. Executives in Non-HR roles are also welcome to join us. Space is limited.
|| 7:30am: Breakfast Buffet
8:00am-9:00am: Presentation and Discussion
| CPD Hours:
| Cost (add GST):
| Member: $50
| Registration Deadline:
|| Friday, March 16, 2018
Registration is limited.
| Cancellation Policy:
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| Registration Includes:
|| Buffet breakfast
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