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Our Children’s Medicine Hosts 241 Aboriginal Job Seekers in Toronto

December 14, 2015

Guest Post by Renn Conway, Business Lead from Birch Hill Equity Partners for Our Children’s Medicine. Birch Hill Equity Partners was proud to work with the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) to host our first ever Aboriginal Job Seeker Career Market on October 8, 2015. As the business lead … Continue reading “Our Children’s Medicine Hosts 241 Aboriginal Job Seekers in Toronto”

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Calling all equal opportunity employers – There is more you can do for youth facing barriers to employment

December 14, 2015

Although more businesses are starting to recognize the untapped potential of the youth labour market, there is still more work to be done for youth with police records or justice system involvement. In June, The Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) hosted Canada’s first employer roundtable to explore police records … Continue reading “Calling all equal opportunity employers – There is more you can do for youth facing barriers to employment”

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Meet Kimberly Ballantyne of CAHRD

December 14, 2015

CAHRD – the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development – is Winnipeg’s largest Aboriginal employment and training agency. Operating since 1974, it annually works with over 2000 Aboriginal job seekers and assists 800 to enter training programs and over 800 to secure employment. Within its Employment Services Division, the Staffing … Continue reading “Meet Kimberly Ballantyne of CAHRD”

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PCRBN Fosters Collaboration Between Hope Blooms and Loblaw – Taking the Future into their Hands

December 14, 2015

Hope Blooms began eight years ago, when Jessie Jollymore was walking past some neglected land in the community. As a dietician from the North End Community Health Clinic, Jessie was keenly aware of the issues of health, nutrition and food security facing the North End Halifax community. As a solution, … Continue reading “PCRBN Fosters Collaboration Between Hope Blooms and Loblaw – Taking the Future into their Hands”

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How Businesses Can Reduce Discrimination of Workers with Police Records in the Hiring Process

August 14, 2015

By Emma Carey I am a summer student working with Prince’s Charities Canada. In the few weeks that I have been here, a topic I researched was the range of employment barriers that people with police records face. I knew nothing about the topic – I didn’t even know it … Continue reading “How Businesses Can Reduce Discrimination of Workers with Police Records in the Hiring Process”

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Youth discover key ‘Skills for Work’ at KPMG

July 31, 2015

By: Sarah Resendes Initiative: KPMG’s Skills for Work Discovery Day Target group: Youth ages 16-29 Target Neighbourhood: North Etobicoke/Rexdale Community Collaborator: Community MicroSkills Development Centre KPMG opened their doors to 38 enthusiastic young people over the March Break and Summer Holiday by hosting two ‘Skills for Work Discovery Day’ at their … Continue reading “Youth discover key ‘Skills for Work’ at KPMG”