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PMC to Offer Pre-Employment Training Programs in Five Nunavut Communities

Building on the success of our pilot pre-employment training program in Baker Lake in 2016, Performance Management Consultants (PMC) is thrilled to announce the expansion to four additional communities in Nunavut this fall with funding support from the Career Development Division of the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services (DFS). Three of the programs are open to Inuit who face barriers to employment or who have disabilities (Baker Lake, Pond Inlet and Cambridge Bay), while the other two are open to Inuit youth, ages 21 to 29 (Iqaluit and Arviat). Read more…

Pre-Employment Training – 2016 Report (Baker Lake, Nunavut)

Performance Management Consultants designed and delivered a pilot training program for people with disabilities in Baker Lake, Nunavut in the fall of 2016.

The final program report provides details on the approach, program design and delivery, as well as results and recommendations for future programs. Funding for this project was obtained from the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Family Services (DFS) through the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD).  Read more


PMC Sponsors the National Arts Centre Music Alive Program in Nunavut

The National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program (MAP) inspires and encourages active participation in the arts by providing school visits from professional teaching musicians, access to quality, curriculum-based music resource materials, and programming that celebrates local culture and artists.

Music Alive has visited more than 525 schools and reached more than 85,500 students, teachers, and community members across Canada.

Music Alive’s focus in Nunavut is on providing local people, especially children and youth, with opportunities to participate in the performing arts and to express themselves through music. MAP Nunavut currently works in seven communities on an ongoing basis, supporting more than 60 events and reaching more than 2,000 people annually.

PMC is honoured to support MAP Nunavut as a sponsor.

Nelson Tagoona of Baker Lake, Nunavut is known for pioneering “throat-boxing.” Nelson is a teaching musician with MAP Nunavut, where he performs and speaks to young people about believing in themselves. Nelson travelled to Cape Dorset, Nunavut to give workshops, coach performers for a community talent show, and performed himself. The talent show was sponsored by MAP Nunavut in cooperation with the Kinngait Performing Arts Club.

Pre-Employment Training for Persons with Disabilitiesannouncement-photo-1

Performance Management Consultants (PMC) is thrilled to announce a training program for people with disabilities that began in late September, 2016, in Baker Lake, Nunavut. Funded by the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services (DFS) through the federal-territorial Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD), the goal of this project will be to prepare 16 Baker Lake Inuit to enter the local workforce on either a part-time or full-time basis. The small and dedicated team will work to provide work experience, build core employability competencies, help participants gain confidence, and make a difference in their community.

Following the conclusion of the training, we hope that some participants may have the opportunity of participating in the launch and ongoing operation of a new social enterprise in the community offering recycled clothing and toys. There is a great deal of community interest and demand in this service. PMC is working with many enthusiastic supporters in Baker Lake as well as the Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuqtit Society (NDMS) to find funding for the enterprise.

For CBC coverage of this story, please click here.

To learn more about this initiative, read Erin Strachan’s program blog here.