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Jun 23, 2021: 15:00 - 16:15

Indigenous Business Leaders Talk Employment, Industry & Growth

CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 45 minutes for HRPA and CHRP Members

Kimberly Thomas

External Speakers: 
Laurie Froman, Director - Grand River Employment and Training
Scott Hill, Vice President - Original Traders Energy


National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated each year on June 21. In recognition of this day, join Kimberly Thomas, citizen of the Seneca Nation, Bear Clan and Affiliated Independent Counsel to Aird & Berlis, as she discusses employment, industry and growth with leaders from the Indigenous business community. This complimentary webinar will provide insight about the dynamic and talented pool of Indigenous business owners and leaders in Canada.

Kim will interview Laurie Froman, Director of Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) and Scott Hill, Vice President at Original Traders Energy. Together they will discuss how they support the Indigenous communities they serve, unique employment considerations for Indigenous businesses and challenges they must overcome to stay positioned for success. 

Kim and her guests will also share some of the advantages of working with the Indigenous community and offer advice to businesses who are new to these collaborations.

Topics include:

Running a First Nations business in a non-Native society

Taking care of your employees

Standing out above the crowd

Working with GREAT: Information for employers

Accommodating labour force adjustments and meeting human resource requirements

Supporting workforce developments and encouraging employer training through grants

For information regarding our webinars and communications, please contact:
Melanie Smilynov | | 416.863.1500 x2457

Should you experience any technical difficulties, we encourage you to review this help link to assist you in having an optimal webinar experience.

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