TRC #92: Youth Employment in Winnipeg

Submitted by Natasha Pei on October 20, 2017 - 3:43am

In October 2016 the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (WPRC) embarked on a new initiative called TRC92: Youth Employment.This innovative initiative is guided by the 92nd Call to Action in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015).

The Calls to Action (94 in total), are intended to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Call to Action #92 challenges corporations to ensure that Indigenous peoples have equitable access to job opportunities, and to provide education for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples.

The strategies in TRC92: Youth Employment are based on this Call to Action and are grounded in Collective Impact principles such as multi-sector collaboration, broad and on-going consultation, working with Indigenous leaders and youth, continuous learning and adaptation, and systemic improvements to ensure large-scale and lasting change. Since October 2016, significant progress has been made, but there is still a long way to go.

In this webinar, Pam Sveinson and Erika Wiebe, WPRC, are joined by Vibrant Calgary's Lee Stevens, to tell the evolving story of TRC92: Youth Employment, including their journey, their lessons, and next steps.

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