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Monday, January 24 • 10:45 - 11:45
Increasing Workforce Participation Through Engaging with Indigenous Communities

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Introduced March 2020, the Gitxaala/Bird training program develops a local workforce and provides new career paths for Indigenous people. Upon completion, participants have the skills and direct employment opportunity to begin an apprenticeship. The program is built on collaboration amongst industry, government, training providers and Indigenous communities to remove barriers, skills training and promote greater workforce participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to engage with Indigenous communities 
  • Positive collaboration between  Indigenous communities government, industry and labour providers 
  • Learning to leave the colonized model

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Evie Nance

Employment & Training Manager, Gitxaala Nation
Evie Nance is the Employment and Training Manager with Gitxaala Nation. With a background as a job coach and approximately 14 years facilitating, she's a CCDP who loves helping people find employment that is meaningful.
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Rebecca Kragnes

Indigenous Business Relations Manager, Bird Construction Co
Rebecca Kragnes is a Cree-Metis woman with a passion for Indigenous relations and changing the socioeconomic profile of Indigenous people in Canada. Rebecca is a Red Seal Electrician, with more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry.

Monday January 24, 2022 10:45 - 11:45 EST