In this initiative, CME aims to develop a sustainable, long term workforce development strategy rooted in partnership, understanding, and connection. Our strategy aims to break down barriers that often face those from Indigenous communities from being able to take part in opportunities presented by manufacturers.
By providing education on the history and culture of Indigenous peoples, and sharing manufacturing culture and opportunities, it is our goal to bridge the gap between community and industry. In turn, this will allow relationships to form, and training programs to be developed that will translate into a new source of Indigenous employees in Manitoba, and a new model of collaborative engagement.
Indigenous Workforce Development Strategy
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TRAINING & RESOURCES
INDIGENOUS TRAINING THROUGH CME
CME Manitoba recognizes that many individuals are at different places in their truth and reconciliation journeys. We also recognize that some may be further along in their learning than others. This training is meant to serve as a foundational learning experience for all of the CME Manitoba network. Learn more…
MEET OUR STEERING COMMITTEE
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY 2023
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Wear an orange shirt on September 30th
- Continue your learning. Check out this list of learning opportunities on the Downie Wenjack website.
- Support Indigenous-owned businesses
Did you know that there are more than 50, 000 Indigenous businesses in Canada? Consider supporting an Indigenous business. View our non-inclusive list below for local, Indigenous-owned businesses:
Over two days in 2021, CME and Jamie Wilson and Associates (JWA) collectively brought together CME members and Indigenous community members together to co-design the future of an Indigenous workforce development strategy for CME Manitoba. Participants represented a diversity of backgrounds and experience and each participant was committed to co-creating a mutually beneficial solution, the Indigenous Workforce Development Strategy.
By creating implementing the IWDS for the manufacturing ecosystem, CME will be responding to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #92. CME staff and members will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities, eliminating barriers to increasing and maintaining Indigenous employment and creating stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.