“Employers have an enormous impact on how people live and how our society functions. Their business practices determine whether or not qualified people with different characteristics and backgrounds are given a chance to succeed — initially by whether or not employers hire them — and then once they’re hired, whether or not they are professionally fulfilled, or underutilized and unhappy; whether they feel valued and included, or ignored and excluded.
Part of the employers commitment, both to society and to its employees, is to ensure the right practices are in place to bring out all the talent available in the labour pool. And employers must understand and believe in the power of workplace inclusion for those practices to be effective.
Organizations that make this part of their business strategy will achieve greater success than those who don’t pay attention to it. Businesses and the economy will be strengthened by taking advantage of the diversity of the Canadian population. When we think about inclusion, we think about differences to celebrate – race, sexual orientation, gender, ability and more. But we don’t always connect how those differences can make companies more innovative.”
The concept of people being removed from society after they’ve committed a crime seems fitting; excuse the cliche but if you do the crime, you should do the time. In my opinion however, prison should be a last resort and also should be reserved mainly for people who are a danger to other people’s safety and society as a whole.
“Let’s think outside the jailhouse box and ask ourselves: what are jails and prisons good for?
Consider, for example, the situation of women prisoners – the majority of whom are imprisoned for non-violent crimes. Most of these women are mothers and the sole supporter of their families at the time of their incarceration.
“Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler for this important celebration, Thursday, May 16th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Please bring your friends, family and drum to B.C’s award winning Cultural Centre to help them celebrate!
Limited parking is available at the SLCC and guests are encouraged to park in lots 4&5 on Lorimer Road.
Please RSVP to:
Celebrating Success – Building Healthier Pathways
Date:November 26-28th, 2013
This event will appeal to:
More info to come; stay up to date at nada.ca
Date: May 1, 2013
Organization: UBC Learning Circle
Location: Participate by video conference OR computer webinar
Join the UBC Aboriginal Youth Learning Circle on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for an exciting and interactive session with sports stars and Indigenous role models Ashley McGinnis and Marlan Hall! Ashley is a point guard for the University of Victoria women’s basketball team (the “Vikes”) and Marlan Hall is a talented amateur Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Come and be inspired as Ashley and Marlan share their stories of overcoming challenges and adversity to become successful athletes and Indigenous role models.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Place: Participate by video conference OR computer webinar
Registration: Click here to register for this online event. *Pre-registration is required to attend this event*
More Information: Check out the UBC Learning Circle website to learn more about these inspiring speakers.
The Youth Circle is oriented towards Aboriginal youth aged 12 to 29 throughout BC. There are approximately two Youth Circles per month. The Circle gives young Aboriginal people a place to express themselves, to be entertained and to learn and teach others about what’s going on and what they want to do in their communities.”
On April 29, 2013, ITK, in collaboration with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, will host the premiere event of the season: A Taste of the Arctic.
The reception will take place from 6pm to 10pm.
Since 2010, this spectacular evening celebrating Inuit culture and cuisine has attracted key decision makers from across the Canadian Arctic, and has proven to be an excellent opportunity to forge productive relationships with Inuit leaders.
Previous installments of A Taste of the Arctic have attracted distinguished guests ranging from Senators, Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial and Territorial Legislative Assemblies, to Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, and Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
I hope you will join us for this very special event.
Tickets are $199 and will be available for online purchase in January.