Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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“Through partnerships with industry, government and the community at large, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD) has helped Winnipeg's growing Aboriginal community find gainful and rewarding employment for over 30 years. See how this program is empowering their clientele through education and hands-on skills training.”
Manages human resources with regard to hiring, training, and providing job descriptions. (e.g., ensures that all staff have clearly defined job descriptions, goals, and objectives to ensure that all are aware of their duties and have a basis for evaluation)
"Culturally-sensitive and effective interviewers know the background, experience and culture of the job candidates they interview and respond to each candidate on the basis of individual merit. By understanding that limited availability of work, lack of training opportunities, distance from major economic centres and a variety of personal factors may be responsible for inconsistent work records, the interviewer can more accurately assess an Aboriginal candidate’s resume."
"Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada) are known as storytellers. This has been a sacred process that is viewed by many as the soul of the people. This soul of every native culture has always found its surest expression in stories. Without the written language culture, all traditional customs were shared by storytelling, and passed down in this same manner over many generations. Given this cultural background, five suggestions can guide the ways you listen to Aboriginal colleagues"
"Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion training helps organizations climb our seven-stage Inclusion Continuum to create workplaces of inclusion through an effective ensemble of learning modules and essential tools that position them to become employers of choice to Aboriginal talent."
"In 2008/09 we launched a successful employer-focused strategy that brings together Canada’s leading inclusion employers. Our partners have the common goal of investing in the advancement of Aboriginal economic and social inclusion."
If your Prince Edward Island business does not have a relevant human resource policy, you could receive 50% of the cost to hire an expert to conduct an assessment, to a maximum of $1,000. The expert will assess your business' existing human resource policy and/or develop a human resource action plan.