Navigating Employment

Foundations and Baseline

1.Defining Your Baseline Measurements

What is Your Position on the Inclusion Continuum?

Indigenous Works will do a baseline with your company to determine your ‘position’ on the Inclusion Continuum. It’s a way of benchmarking your progress and efforts to build an inclusive workplace and strategies for Indigenous employment.

Indigenous Works will give you a report at the end of your baseline exercise ‘Your Position on the Inclusion Continuum’. We will also offer recommendations to enhance your organizational and cultural competencies, employment strategies, and positioning. The baseline is a way for us to better understand your needs so that we can assist you further as our relationship develops.

Cost for this Module is $3,000 for the workplace assessment baseline.

Your Index Score on our Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Model

Your company’s Corporate/Indigenous Engagement Index Score will be calculated using our survey methodology. The score tells you how engagement ready your company is to build authentic and trusting engagements and partnerships for employment with Indigenous organizations. You can compare your score with benchmarks from other sectors and industries.   

Cost for this Module is $3,000 for the partnership baseline.

*Cost for both Module is $5,000 for the two Baselines.

2.An Indigenous Labour Market Ecosystem: Your Guide to Key Organizations and Resources

The Indigenous labour market functions like an ecosystem with Indigenous job and career candidates seeking employment while employers are trying to source and hire the best talent. In between the candidates and the companies are an array of organizations helping this process. But you may not know them or how to tap into them. Some organizations that are operating within this landscape play a stronger role than others. Some organizations offer niche services or play other roles which influence the process. It is a crowded and busy mix of organizations within this landscape and it has become increasingly difficult to know and understand who does what.

Companies that are new to Indigenous employment or trying to strengthen their results will benefit from a better understanding of the many and varied organizations within this Indigenous labour market ecosystem. The organizations that are part of the ecosystem can help you secure the best talent. An example is the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training organizations that have a vested interest and are mandated to identify employers and jobs to Indigenous job candidates. These organizations are funded by the federal government and many have existed for more than two decades. Yet many companies we have worked with do not know them and haven’t leveraged their expertise.

As a company, you need to gain mastery over the labour market eco-system to know what resources are available to you and who you can call upon for assistance. Companies that are successful making these connections generally have success achieving their Indigenous employment strategies.


Indigenous Works offers a Resource Guide which elaborates on the Indigenous Labour Market Ecosystem and explains more about the different organizations and their interdependencies. Our Guide lists the services and products which can be useful to you as you look to experts and assistance for your Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion efforts.

Price for your Guide - $2,500

3.Prioritizing Indigenous Employment and Workplace Inclusion Goals

Indigenous Works can help your company establish realistic Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion goals. There are complexities to goal setting. You may lack general information about what constitutes a representative figure for Indigenous employment at you company. There are several different approaches to setting this target. Your company may also want to set goals for reconciliation, for corporate social responsibility, or for Indigenous procurement. All of these Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion goals require different approaches and metrics. We offer a complete Guide to setting these goals and to setting a Directional Framework for your company. This is something that can be used with your executive or leadership team. Our Guide gives you the information and benchmarks you need to set your Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion goals.

Price of your Guide - $3,000

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