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Participate in the Baakaakonaanan Ishkwaandemonan Program

Participating in the Baakaakonaanan Ishkwaandemonan program will make your business more attractive to both job seekers and clientele. It will give you a competitive edge to help your business succeed.

Our team is committed to helping employers identify and access the knowledge and supports they need to make inclusive hiring choices.

Participating in the Baakaakonaanan Ishkwaandemonan program will make your business more attractive to both job seekers and clientele. It will give you a competitive edge to help your business succeed.

Our team is committed to helping employers identify and access the knowledge and supports they need to make inclusive hiring choices.

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Baakaakonaanan Ishkwaandemonan program. If you have a question that is not answered on these pages, please contact Bob Graham by email communityliaison@nswpb.ca or phone 807-346-2949.

BI is a positive reinforcement program that not only provides employers with encouragement and tips towards hiring a diverse workforce, but also makes the public aware of current positive initiatives. The BI program encourages employers to make use of existing services in the community to support in hiring and retaining Newcomers and Indigenous employees.

Employers can participate by registering at the Participate Now page; employers will receive an information package in which there are resources in relation to hiring from the various atypical available, skilled labour pools. Employers will receive points for participating in workplace education and training on how to create welcoming workplaces.

The BI project will also feature a mass Positive Messaging social media campaign that will feature both participants and Employer Champions. The idea behind the social media campaign is to begin to highlight the current success and overcoming of barriers that the rest of Ontario is currently experiencing working with the atypical labour pool.

Each participant will receive free online advertising; have an opportunity to be featured in various local media outlets; receive onsite recognition via a visible and recognizable logo, as well as promotion to job developers and employment agencies as a ‘welcoming workplace’.

Any small, medium or large Employer within the Local Employment Planning Council catchment area. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with Bob at communityliaison@nswpb.ca

We will be working with local businesses, chambers and municipalities to hold three workplace education and training sessions open to participants and other interested individuals. We are open to working with other partners to deliver the events. If you have or know of someone who might be interested in co-hosting an event please let us know.

An employer champion is an employer who has been identified by program staff as a leader in workforce diversity. They are to be utilized as peer resources for other employers looking for advice. They are local advocates for the program as well as the first participating employers. If you know of an employer you think should be profiled, please contact Bob Graham at communityliaison@nswpb.ca

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