ABORIGINAL HR NARRATOR                        Français   Fall 2012 | Issue # 14 
 President’s Message: Truth and Reconciliation for All

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in residential schools and to inform Canadians about these events. At end of June, I was honoured to participate in Saskatoon’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing where thousands of people, over a period of four days, spoke about this tragedy, the disenfranchisement it created and the critical healing role of inclusion.  More

School is Cool: The Role of Education in Aboriginal Prosperity

Across Canada, a number of educational institutions now have formal policies in place that encourage the success of Aboriginal students. In turn, Aboriginal student participation enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the institution, bringing a diverse worldview that impacts it while its educational benefits impact the student. It’s a win, win for all.   More

Professor Eric Howe: Underfunding Aboriginal education costs more than it saves.

One of my past columns showed that Aboriginal people can use education to increase their lifetime earnings while another, more recent, column showed that education also provides the individual with other benefits such as better health, increased life expectancy, longer paid vacations, more intellectually stimulating jobs, children who do better in life, stable marriages and more. However, that still doesn’t provide a complete picture. The list above leaves out what many would regard as the most important of all – the external social benefits that come from getting an education. More

My Story: Elyse Campbell
With a strong family work ethic deeply entrenched, it was no surprise that Elyse Campbell was hard-working and resourceful. As a straight-A student, Elyse was determined to create a future that was free of money worries and believed a post-secondary education was her way to do it. When she discovered that she had attention deficit disorder (ADD) and dyslexia, it only made her more determined to pursue a university degree. Today, she has multiple diplomas and degrees, proving that “nothing is impossible for a willing heart.” 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, learn about an important conference, the legendary Sasquatch, an Aboriginal portal and more! More

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IW 13

Starts November 27, 2012


Calendar of Events

Workforce Planning in Mining Conference
October 25-26, 2012 Toronto, ON

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Retention (am only)
Building Retention Competencies
November 6, 2012 (am only) Saskatoon, SK

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Measurement (pm only)
Benchmarking Your Workplace Inclusion Efforts
November 6, 2012 (pm only) Saskatoon, SK

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Retention (am only)
Building Retention Competencies
November 14, 2012 (am only) Toronto, ON

Inclusion Works '13: Formulas for Success
(Canada's largest Indigenous inclusion event and recruitment fair)
Monday-Wednesday, APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2013, Saskatoon, SK

Click here for complete event listings.



National Aboriginal Virtual Recruitment Fair

Indigenous Inclusion Workplace Assessment Tool

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