June 15, 2022
Agenda - June 15, 2022
First Nations and Metis Blessings
Elder Doreen Bergum
Elder Tom Snow
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Morning Fireside Chat
Join us for an intimate chat hosted by JP Gladu, as he is joined by an inspirational Indigenous leader to discuss the evolution of Indigenous participation, particularly in the workforce. Read More
JP Gladu, Principal Mokwateh
Morning Coffee ☕
Morning Concurrent Workshops Begin 📚
Less Talk, More Action! The Reconciliation “How-To” Guide Everyone’s Been Looking For!
This regionally specific session will focus on the cultural makeup and nuances of Ontario that HR practitioners need to be aware of such as hereditary chiefs, harvest, and tradition. Read More
Shannon Monk, Founder and CEO, Sakatay Global
The Cultural Landscape of – Alberta
This regionally specific session will focus on the cultural makeup and nuances of Alberta that HR practitioners need to be aware of such as hereditary chiefs, harvest, and tradition.
The Cultural Landscape of – British Columbia
This regionally specific session will focus on the cultural makeup and nuances of British Columbia that HR practitioners need to be aware of such as hereditary chiefs, harvest, and tradition.
Christy Smith, VP Stakeholder and Indigenous Engagement, Falkirk Environmental Consultants
Path to Inclusion – Understanding the Journey of Allyship
Taking action to create social change is a challenge this workshop will explore. Through education and meaningful discussion you will gain a better understanding of how you can create allyship and inclusion in your organization and community. Read More
Christine Channer, CEO, The Channer Group
Ruby Littlechild, National Director, Indigenous Relations, SNC-Lavalin
Attract, Recruit, Retain - Becoming the Employer of Choice for Indigenous Peoples
In this session, seasoned Indigenous HR professional Gene Jamieson will set the stage for why your current initiatives are not working to attract and retain Indigenous talent and through a consultative approach, share informed practices that you can use to encourage Indigenous talent to choose you as an employer.
Gene Jamieson, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Turtle Clan Recruitment
Lunch: 1 Hour for Speed Networking 🍲
1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Panel Discussion - Elevating the Next Generation: The Futures of the Indigenous Workforce
Hear from young Indigenous leaders, entrepreneurs, and rising stars about what inclusion and belonging means to them and what the path forward is to ensure that workplace cultures are truly changing for the better and for the long term. Read More
Moderated by: Krystal Abotossaway, Senior Manager of Human Resources, TD Bank
Kristian Harn, Advisory in Cyber Risk, Deloitte LLP
Alec Carton, Principal & Founder, Tatâga Inc.
Karli Crowshoe BA, Owner and Creator, The Chief’s Daughter
Matthew Chegahno, Advisor & Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge
Afternoon Coffee ☕
Afternoon Concurrent Workshops Begin 📚
Residential and Day Schools and the Sixties Scoop
In this session learn about Residential and Day Schools, the Sixties Scoop, and other colonial acts of oppression, and how they continue to impact Indigenous peoples today. Read More
Teresa Edwards, Executive Director and In-house Legal Counsel, Legacy of Hope Foundation
Recruitment Strategy in the Energy Sector – How to Approach Recruitment in Rural Communities
This session will identify the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Energy industry and take a deeper dive into how to continue building safe environments where everyone can bring their true authentic self to work. Attend this session to gain a better understanding of what successful recruitment practices are and how to grow your Indigenous pipeline. Read More
Erin Davis, Founder & Lead Inclusion Strategist, Erin Davis Co.
Inez Ashworth, Founder/Inclusion Lead Strategist, Inclusive Concepts Inc.
The Business of Ethical Indigenous Engagement
Part of understanding Indigenous culture means respecting that everything starts with relationships. Learn how to approach and engage with Indigenous communities and discuss how the next generation can approach collaboration without fearing a loss of identity. Read More
Jorge Aviles, Manager, Indigenous Partnerships & Development, ATCO
Ira Provost, MA. Manager, Piikani Consultation & Piikani Traditional Knowledge Services
Rising with Inclusion in HR
Through this session, we will discuss the growing expectation by society, future workforce, and current employees, for businesses to participate in reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. We will also focus on decolonizing HR. Read More
Gillian Hynes, Director Reconciliation, Inclusion and Strategy, Rise Consulting
Final Draw and Closing 👋
COUNTDOWN TO WORKFORCE FORWARD!