“We are working to provide equal opportunities for Indigenous people to participate in the Canadian economy while maintaining their culture and family structures.”
Be the change you wish to see in the world
Our partners are individuals, communities, leaders, corporations, and governments, that work together to support Indigenous Peoples across Canada. As we continue to build our network of partners, our goal is to bring together passionate people who believe by working collectively we can accomplish much more. Our partners must align with our GUIDING PRINCIPLES in order to join Workforce Warriors efforts across Canada.
Telus Awards $20,000 in Wrap-around Support
TELUS, the first technology company in Canada to publicly commit to an Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan, has just gifted Workforce Warriors Inc. $20K for the provision of wrap-around support to Indigenous youth in our skill-to-work trades programs.
Thanks to TELUS’ new Indigenous Communities Fund we can continue to support our Apprentices, like Jade.
Jade Polches working on the Shediac Solar Project; As a first-year electrician apprentice, Jade is very excited to start out fulfilling her goal of focusing her career in the renewables sector-one day bringing innovative renewable projects back to her community and other Indigenous communities in New Brunswick, Canada.
Cover expenses non-profit funding often does not cover. Expenses like childcare, travel, and unexpected housing and living expenses. Wraparounds offer flexibility in spending; flexibility to keep our warriors on the path to success through unexpected hurdles.
Warrior Jade Polches - Renewable Electrician Apprentice Extraordinaire
“Without the help of Workforce Warriors and their partners, this opportunity would not be possible. Relocating to a city with limited and expensive housing would have been a barrier for me. I am very grateful to partners TELUS, Electricity HR Canada, NB Power and The Smart Energy Company for making this apprenticeship dream a reality for me.”
– Jade Polches –
Jade Polches, from Sitansisk (St. Mary’s) First Nation, is a recent grad of Workforce Warriors, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) funded, skill-to-work program in NB. The collaboration with, and flexibility from, our funding partners, like EHRC, and now TELUS, make moving the needle of Indigenous inclusion in the skilled trades workforce possible. Thanks to the flexibility in their funding requirements, Jade was able to start her career on the innovative Shediac Solar Project, with a truly inclusive employer and project proponentThank you to The Smart Energy Company and the New Brunswick Power Corporation for your continued focus on Indigenous inclusion and capacity building.