RISE 2010 Employer Awards is the first annual RISE Employer Awards recognizing employers who create diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The Employer Awards recognize leadership and innovation in recruiting, integrating and retaining skilled immigrants.
For many skilled immigrants to Canada, the road to success is often thwarted because their education, training and experience are not recognized by many employers. Accreditation, Canadian work experience, access to information regarding opportunities and requirements are often difficult to acquire if they are not familiar with the processes and procedures. The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been active in helping skilled immigrants receive accreditation for their skills, and they partner with other agencies such as the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) through mentorship programs to help newcomers acquire jobs that match their skills.
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Date: Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Venue: Sutton Place Hotel, 2nd level, Banquet Room,10235–101 St, Edmonton
Keynote Speaker, Angela Santiago, CEO of the Little Potato Company, Woman of Vision, July 2009
The luncheon featured award presentations:
- Jefferson Humphreys, Alberta Primetime, MC
- Kelly Sloan, Executive Director, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
- Councillor Amarjeet Sohi on behalf of the Mayor and City Council
- Wayne Shillington, CEO, NorQuest College
Photographer : Sam Pratoomporn