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Attracting Aboriginal people in the non-profit sector

StepUp BC toolkit offers some tips

The Aboriginal community is incredibly diverse. In BC, there are 203 First Nations communities and over 20 different Aboriginal languages.

It is also a sizeable hiring pool. Between 2001 and 2026, an estimated 600,000 Aboriginal people will enter the workforce. Many of those individuals will be educated and looking for employment. As of 2006, 41% of the Aboriginal population aged 25 to 64 had a post-secondary education.

Aboriginal employees offer new skills, perspectives, and valuable connections to any organization. They bring unique benefits to the workplace, and can help you broaden and build relationships with the Aboriginal communities and organizations in your area. By expanding your community and networking circles, you will have opened doors to access a brand new source of future employees!

This toolkit from SteUp BC gives you resources and links to help you learn more about the Aboriginal communities in your area, around BC and across Canada. It will:
  • guide you through an exploration of the benefits Aboriginal employees can bring your non - profit organization.
  • identify on line and offline sources for Aboriginal candidates.
  • help you develop your strategy to hire and retain Aboriginal employees.
  • find examples of successful Aboriginal employment outreach and hiring  programs.
  • help you meet talented Aboriginal job-seekers who are looking forward to making a contribution in the workforce.
Click here to view the toolkit.

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