Each of PMC’s 12-week pre-employment training programs in Nunavut includes a social enterprise community building initiative, which participants choose, plan and run themselves.
Our Fall 2022 class in Kugluktuk chose to address food insecurity and create a project that they called ‘Stock the Pantry Shelf’. With the help of the instructor, participants, the community, and donations from across Canada, the initiative raised $2,975! Food donations were also made by the Co-Op and Northern Store.
With this money and donations, the participants organized a table at the Family Wellness Gathering with 80 meals for people to take away and cook at home. $800 was donated to the Elder’s Center and Mental Health Center. With some of this money, the two organizations teamed up to make big batches of soup for a free hot community lunch.
After the meal give-away and donations to the Elder’s Center and Mental Health Center, there are still remaining funds that the participants are brainstorming how to best use to help with food insecurity in their community. Shout out to the great idea, hard work, and dedication from the group and all who contributed. Way to go!
PMC’s Regional Pre-Employment Training Program for Opiikapawiin Services LP (OSLP) in Northern Ontario
Our third regional Pre-Employment Training Program for Opiikapawiin Services LP (OSLP) in Northern Ontario wrapped up in April 2022. The twelve graduates spent almost four weeks at Quetico Lodge and Conference Center working hard learning a variety of skills and topics from self-care to personal budgeting to interview skills. Congratulations to the graduates and everyone involved!
Pictured here: Female participants, along with an instructors and OSLP’s Training Coordinator, wearing ribbon skirts they made for graduation.
PMC’s office will be closed and staff given the day off on Thursday, September 30 to observe The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A donation to the Orange Shirt Society (https://www.orangeshirtday.org/donations.html) has also been made.
Pilot Program – Achieving Sustainable Employment for Nunavut Inuit
Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation (MITC) has funded PMC for a pilot program in Iqaluit to support Inuit to enter the workforce and succeed at their jobs. The pilot program will support Inuit employees, employers, and mentors. Read more…
Supporting Education and Employment for Nunavut Inuit
We want to shine a light on successful programs that have helped support young Inuit to get a good start in life and finish school. The types of programs we’re looking for might include pre-natal, nutrition, parenting, tutoring, mentoring, special needs support, physical education/sports, cultural and language, early childhood, child care, and so on. Read more…
PMC to Offer Pre-Employment Training Programs in Five Nunavut Communities this fall
Building on the success of pre-employment training programs in 2016 and 2017, Performance Management Consultants (PMC) is thrilled to announce programs in five Nunavut communities from September 17 to December 7, 2018. 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 (Iqaluit, Cape Dorset and Kugluktuk), while the other two are open to Inuit youth, ages 19to 29 (Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet). Read more…
2018 Pre-Employment Programs in Full Swing
Check here for the latest on what’s happening in the Pre-Employment Programs in Coral Harbour and Pangnirtung, Nunavut. The goal of these programs is to provide training on basic employment competencies to equip Inuit who face barriers to employment with confidence, emotional tools, and skills that will assist them in identifying, obtaining, and retaining part-time or full-time work. Read more…
Four Pre-Employment Projects in Nunavut Completed, One Continues
Performance Management Consultants (PMC) designed 5 training programs in Nunavut that began in the fall of 2017. Three programs were for Inuit with disabilities in Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet; and two programs were for Inuit youth (18-29) in Arviat and Iqaluit, training a total of 80 participants. Click here for the latest news on these programs.
Youth participants from PMC’s Pre-Employment Training Program in Arviat, Nunavut created this video documentary to inspire Inuit youth.
Check out the “Makuktut, Sivunirivaptigit – Young People, We Are the Future” transcript and video here.
PMC has launched five Pre-Employment Training Programs in Nunavut, which fall into one of two categories:
- Persons with barriers to employment: Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet
- Youth, 18-29: Iqaluit and Arviat
The objective is to provide participants the self-awareness, skills, knowledge and confidence to find — and keep — employment. Read more…
Referral Raffle – Win 1 of 6 $100 gift cards!
Do you know anyone in Baker Lake or Pond Inlet who might be interested in our Pre-Employment Training Programs? If so, you could win a $100 gift card! You’ll get one raffle entry per qualified referral, so the more people you refer, the better your chances of winning! Read on…
Radio Interview with Participant of Pre-Employment Training Pilot (Inuktitut)
Moses, one of the participants of our Pre-Employment Training pilot, spoke to radio host Qavavao Peter on Qulliq on CBC North about his experience. The pilot program ran in the fall of 2016 in Baker Lake, Nunavut. This interview aired on August 14, 2017. Watch the video and listen to the interview in Inuktitut.
Apply Now to PMC’s Pre-Employment Training Programs in Nunavut
We are now accepting applications to our free Pre-Employment Training Programs in Nunavut. Participants will earn a cash bonus for weekly participation and a program completion bonus.
Find out how to apply and when the deadlines are for each community.
PMC’s Erin Strachan Talks About the Pre-Employment Training Program in 5 Nunavut Communities
Radio host Qavavao Peter interviewed PMC’s Erin Strachan on Qulliq on CBC North on July 28, 2017. Building on the success of the pilot pre-employment training program in Baker Lake in 2016, PMC is expanding the program to additional communities in Nunavut this fall with funding support from the Career Development Division of the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services. Read more…
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 Disabilities
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.