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For Millennials Inclusion Goes Beyond Checking Traditional Boxes

There is a growing generational gap in how diversity and inclusion is defined in today’s workplaces, according to The Radical Transformation of Diversity and Inclusion: The Millennial Influence, a new study by Deloitte and the Billie …

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First Indigenous Workplace Inclusion Leadership Awards

For the first time in Canada, companies and individuals that are advancing engagements, relationships and partnerships with Indigenous people, businesses, and communities have been honoured for Indigenous workplace inclusion performance excellence.

“We are recognizing hard work, innovative brilliance, and strategic business approaches that are building social and economic inclusion that is resulting in prosperity for Indigenous communities, companies, and a stronger Canada,” said Kelly J. Lendsay, President and CEO, of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC), the nation’s leading experts in Indigenous workplace inclusion.

Nominations were reviewed by a non-partisan group of experts actively working in the field of workplace inclusion and diversity. Award nominations were evaluated against AHRC’s workplace inclusion system and methodology, which involves a nine-point evaluation framework used to benchmark workplace systems, practices and behaviours to determine the state of Indigenous inclusion within a company, and where it is positioned on the council’s seven-stage Inclusion Continuum.

Winners: Workplace Inclusion Leadership Awards 2015

Change Maker Category
Scotiabank:
Lee Walker – Initiator (Individual)
GardaWorld: Initiator (Team)
Correctional Service Canada: Don Head – CEO Leadership

Performance Excellence Category
Hatch:
Workplace System Leadership (Communications)
Shell Canada: Workplace System Leadership (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Cameco Corporation: Enterprise-Wide Leadership

The program and profile of each winner is available @ aboriginalhr.ca/awards.

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