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   ABORIGINAL HR NARRATOR                        Français   winter 2012 | Issue # 11 
 President's Message: Aboriginal Inclusion -- Our Country has a Long Way to Go

Past studies have documented a rise in racism correlated to downturns in the economy. When money is tight and jobs are scarce, the fabric of a person, community or country can quickly unravel to reveal weaker and less favorable human traits. Recently, the Globe and Mail published an article explaining that Aboriginal workers were hit harder by the economic downturn. The online comments that followed were disturbingly negative and, in a few cases, supportive and enlightened. They paint a clear picture of how far our country still has to go..  More

Meet Mike Deranger of Derantech: Aboriginal Business Owner and Visionary Tradesman

Mike Deranger is articulate and insightful in describing his “Aboriginal” solution. Train Aboriginal workers to be more than labourers – help them to become skilled labourers. It’s a simple solution that, he says, will solve a host of societal problems for Aboriginal people living both on and off reserve. Give them the opportunity to earn a good income, provide for their families and take pride in a job well done. The rest, says Deranger, will fall into place  More

Professor Eric Howe: Understanding the Aboriginal Employment Roller Coaster Ride

When an Aboriginal person is hired, it generates significant role-model effects which flow through both the employee and the employer. On one side, the increase in the employee’s standard of living is observed by friends and acquaintances who also observe a successful strategy they could use to achieve the same thing. On the other side, businesses observe that hiring Aboriginal employees is a good thing and they also observe a successful strategy to achieve the same thing. So, what happens next? More

Making the Grade: PTI Group Test Drives the Council’s New Assessment Tool
It’s time to think about Canada’s largest national Indigenous inclusion event and Aboriginal recruitment fair. This time the event is taking place May 1-3, 2012 at the downtown Westin hotel in Edmonton, AB, adjacent to the city’s beautiful river valley. Like its predecessor events, Inclusion Works ’12 promises to deliver life-changing dialogue, tangible employment opportunities and a “meet, hire and inspire” attitude that sets the tone for a “don’t miss” event. More
My Story: Michael Stushnoff

As a young boy, Michael Stushnoff knew more about his Doukhobor heritage than his Métis roots. Over time, that changed as the importance of culture and education merged and, today, after struggling with a difficult time in his life, Michael has some sound advice to those who might also be struggling. Read on to learn how he has journeyed from casino supervisor to the latest phase of his career as an RBC branch manager.  More

Tips, Tricks and Tidbits
Our Tips, Tricks and Tidbits section is a diverse and interesting montage of bite-sized easy reading items that will help you climb the Inclusion Continuum. In this issue, check out our list of interesting facts and stats to keep up-to-date and inspired.  More
Calendar of Events

January 26-27, 2012
National Aboriginal VIRTUAL Recruitment Fair
Register Now to Participate..

January 26-27, 2012
Virtual Recrutement Fair
Mark your Calendar...

February 14-15, 2012 Vancouver, BC
Guiding Circles 2 Workshop
Facilitator Training for Guiding Circles 2: Finding New Possibilities

February 21, 2012 - Toronto, ON
Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion Workshop
Professional Management Training

March 6-7, 2012 - Winnipeg, MB
Guiding Circles 2 Workshop
Facilitator Training for Guiding Circles 2: Finding New Possibilities

March 15, 2012 - Vancouver, BC
Aboriginal Procurement Workshop
Seven-step Aboriginal Pro
curement Process

May 1-3 2012 - Edmonton, AB
Inclusion Works '12
Signature national professional development event and recruitment fair - register/apply now...

Click here for complete event listings.

INCLUSION PRODUCTS…

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion Online Modules

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion Management Instruction-Led Training and Self-Study Modules

Aboriginal Procurement Online and Instructor-led Training

Inclusion Network National Aboriginal Online Job Site

Guiding Circles Career Development Training

 

 Leadership in Indigenous Workplace Inclusion
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