WeEmploy Inc. and the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA) sign partnership to deliver more employment access to Indigenous communities
Tech firm WeEmploy Inc. signs strategic deal with First Nations groups to implement a unique System of Support (SOS) that caters to Indigenous-led businesses, non-profit agencies, educators, government and individuals in need.
Since its inception 14 years ago, the TCETSA has worked toward creating stable, healthy and self-sufficient Indigenous communities empowered through meaningful employment.
SOS provides a central point of access, extending WeEmploy’s platforms of service beyond the company’s well-established roots in employment and recruitment. The MOU provides TCETSA-referred businesses, agencies, and individuals with access to WeEmploy’s SOS services:
- Intellicruit, WeEmploy’s trademarked employment technology, connecting businesses looking to employ indigenous people
- Community engagement, cause awareness, marketing support
- Onsite training, leadership and mentorship within the fields of employment, volunteer, social enterprise and marketing
Funding network: A unique digital platform for funding and resource acquisition
Social resources: Access to social resources for people in need, i.e. job seekers, newcomers, volunteers
Performance Metrics: citing Return on Impact and effectiveness analytic
To learn more visit www.WeEmploy.com
Sewing Seeds Canada Gives ‘The Gift’ of Sewing on Four Continents
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 27, 2017 – Sewing Seeds has been transforming lives and communities on four continents for over fifteen years. June 2017 saw the opening of the first student run Sewing Training Centre in Sierra Leone by N’mamah Kamara – one of Sewing Seeds’ very first students. N’Mamah is an entrepreneur at heart and began with just one sewing machine over 15 years ago. Her business of sewing custom orders for women and men all over her country continues to grow and is sustaining her new venture of teaching others through her very own sewing training programs. Sewing Seeds was honoured to be a part of the recent opening and pilot program at N’Mamah’s Centre in Lungi, Sierra Leone. N’Mamah has been a student, a supervisor, a mentor, and models her programs after Sewing Seeds. Currently she is teaching 15 students, including feeding them lunch. N’Mamah remembers how the Sewing Seeds team came to her war-torn country and provided not only sewing skills, but also food and water when most of the students had not eaten for days. N’mamah embodies the vision and values of Sewing Seeds. This years Gala is focusing on ‘The Gift’ of teaching teachers, and our Special Guest is N’mamah Kamara. Watching her go from student to teacher is what Sewing Seeds is all about. Come and meet N’mamah and hear more of her story on October 14th.
In April 2017, the Calgary Sewing Center had its first Beginners Sewing Training program with students new to Canada. It also boasts the success of its new teacher, Jean Shatalow, who has been trained by Sylvia Rempel, over the past five years. The Calgary Sewing Centre is partnering with community social workers as well as the New Canadian Friendship Centre to offer programs to students who have an interest in starting their own business endeavours. It has also connected with indigenous communities and was a part of the Indigenous Fashion Week at Mount Royal College September 18-23. The Gala will highlight these programs as well.
Updates on other regions are available on their website www.sewingseedscanada.com or check out their Facebook page.
Sewing Seeds Canada is hosting their 4th Annual Gala event on Saturday, October 14th where they will be sharing real life stories of the empowered people in their programs. Together with a full service meal, MC extraordinaire Rick Castiglione, and student-sewn items for purchase, it promises to be a fun-filled evening. Get your tickets here to be a part of this magical evening.
For further details contact: Kelly Grams | firstname.lastname@example.org | (403) 804-7155 |
1 in 11 babies are born premature in Alberta and many of these babies need human milk to survive.
Calgary Mothers’ Milk Bank is a community based, not-for-profit organization that provides pasteurized donor human milk to sick and fragile babies.
One donation can feed 4 to 6 babies a day.
If you’re a new mother or a mother to be, you can help by becoming a milk donor.
Visit www.calgarymothersmilkbank.ca or call 403.475.MILK (6455).
The Dilawri Group of Companies, owned and operated by brothers Kap Dilawri, Ajay Dilawri and Tony Dilawri, today announced a $7 million donation to the SickKids Centre for Research and Learning and the Patient Amenities Fund through The Dilawri Foundation.
A $5 million donation will be recognized with the naming of the Patients, Populations & Policy neighbourhood at the Centre to be opened in summer 2013, where researchers will seek to improve the health and quality of life for children and their families. In addition, the Dilawri Foundation has pledged a $2 million commitment to the newly established Dilawri Foundation Patient Amenities Fund. The Fund is a source of financial assistance for families with limited resources whose children are being cared for at SickKids.
Proceeds from a new annual gala hosted by the Dilawri Group on Saturday, September 29 at Toronto’s historic Fort York will support the $2 million commitment for patient amenities. Further details about the gala will be announced in June. This generous donation marks the 10th anniversary of The Dilawri Foundation’s commitment to philanthropy.
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre provides care for children, elderly, the homeless, and is committed to building a resourceful Aboriginal community.
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre is an ethical, community minded organization, respectful of Aboriginal Cultures and Teachings for the benefit of all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
Visit AFCCalgary.org for more information on the Aboriginal Friendship Centre.
Being the new kid in class can be scary.
Imagine being in a new Country not knowing anyone! That can be terrifying. Immigrant Services Calgary can help.
They appreciate the valuable contributions immigrants make to our Country, and they are here to help with the challenges faced daily when settling in a new country.
Working together with Immigrants to make Canada home That’s what they do! For more info visit ImmigrantServicesCalgary.ca.
By informing, educating and training the Calgary Multicultural Centre has been bridging the gap between newcomers, cross cultural groups and mainstream society in Calgary and Southern Alberta for over 30 years.
They offer programs and services which help immigrants integrate into Canadian Society, they also help Canadians learn about and appreciate cultural Diversity.
For more info visit CalgaryMulti.com.
Imagine giving a bird wings so it can fly. Imagine giving special needs children every chance to flourish. The Ability Society does just that.
55,000 children in Calgary are living with special needs. The Ability society provides a variety of innovative programming, adaptive equipment and strategies to help them achieve a higher quality of life and become active participants in our community.
For information on how YOU can make a difference visit AbilitySociety.org.