Career Focus Program: Three-year Project Closed
The Council's Career Focus Program, through which wage subsidies have been made available to employers hiring new supply chain employees, ended in March. The Council is now waiting for a decision from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada related to an extension of the program for another year.
Thirty-six employers across Canada have benefited from the program, with a total of 56 employee placements. Participating organizations were:
- AbbyShot Clothiers Limited
- Aramex International
- Argus Transport Canada Inc.
- Art Knapp Plantland & Florist
- Canada Safeway Limited
- Canadian Tire #48 (CMND MacArthur Sales Ltd)
- Cavendish Farms
- Chapman Building Supplies Ltd.
- CrossBorder Solutions Inc.
- DBM Systems Inc.
- Delmar International Inc.
- Durham College
- EDI Customs Brokers Inc.
- Expeditors Canada Inc.
- Export Packers
- FLS Transportation
- Geo H. Young & Co. Ltd.
- Ground Transportation Solutions
- J.P. Enterprises
- Jelli Fish Kids
- Just Quality International Inc.
- KTI Logistics Ltd.
- Lafarge Canada Inc.
- Lalvani Logistics
- Lucerne Foods
- Manitoulin Global Forwarding
- NexJ Systems Inc.
- Richardson International Limited
- SCI Logistics
- Sheridan Nurseries
- Sunview Patio Doors Ltd.
- Vickers Marketing Ltd.
- W.R. Davis Engineering Limited
- Wilson's Transportation Inc.
The Council has established a waiting list of organizations interested in applying for wage subsidies if the program funding is approved. If you'd like to be added to that list, contact Sheryl Keenan, at 905-897-6700, 1-866-616-3468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual General Meeting, June 5
The Council's AGM will take place this year on June 5 in the Toronto area. Members interested in attending the meeting should contact Flora Salema, at email@example.com
The Power of Pride and Passion
By Kevin Maynard, Executive Director
Last week, April 15 to 21, was National Volunteer Week – a time to celebrate the amazing contribution that volunteers make to our communities across Canada! I wanted to take some time to celebrate the pride and passion exhibited by the hundreds of volunteers who contribute to the work of the CSCSC in capacities from serving on the board, to volunteering at career fairs, or participating in focus groups for the sector.
As a not-for-profit, industry-driven organization, we rely heavily on volunteers who share their time and talents with us as we deliver on our mission. Your participation has been vital to our ability to provide accurate and relevant industry-derived labour-market information, to influence the education and training provided to the supply chain profession, and to develop and implement leading HR strategy and practice to ensure that we have the right people, with the right skill sets, when and where they are needed. It is important to us that you know how much your support of the CSCSC has meant. Your generosity of time, energy and spirit is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your personal involvement in our work – it is beyond measure and we are truly grateful. Celebrate you this week, because you are wonderful volunteers!
Event in the Spotlight
Inclusion Works ’12: U and iSharing Solutions
Aboriginal Human Resource Council
May 1 to 3 – Edmonton, Alta.
This annual national event dedicated to Indigenous workplace inclusion and economic development includes a recruitment fair that supports up to 100 First Nations, Métis and Inuit post-secondary graduates from across Canada who are looking to connect with inclusive employers. The three-day event also delivers unique management-learning and networking opportunities for companies and organizations that are looking to improve their reach to the Aboriginal market, solve their skills-shortages issues, expand corporate social-responsibility activities or create economic-development opportunities with Aboriginal communities and people.
Many of Canada’s leading employers-of-choice will be in attendance to share promising practices and solutions designed to advance Indigenous inclusion and help employers climb the seven-stage Inclusion Continuum
to watch a video that demonstrates the power of the event and the important work the council and its Leadership Circle partners
are doing to create meaningful Aboriginal social and economic inclusion across Canada and beyond. Click here
to see the program lineup.
Other Coming Events