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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Higgins Executive Search Receives its Fourth Consecutive GOLD Level PAR Award

Brenda LaRose accepts the PAR Gold Certification at the CCAB 2017 Vancouver Gala along with representatives from Bruce Power, SaskPower, Scotiabank, Suncor, and TD Bank presented by Luanne Whitecrow and Doug Bourque

On September 28, 2017 at the 15th Annual Gala dinner in Vancouver, Higgins Executive Search was awarded with their fourth consecutive GOLD level Progressive Aboriginal Relations Award (PAR) by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for showcasing over a decade of commitment to its relations with Aboriginal communities.

PAR is the first program of its kind in the world.  Its purpose is to help organizations gauge and improve their commitment to Aboriginal relations, and to earn the right to use a hallmark to demonstrate their achievements. The PAR logo signals to communities that we are good business partners, a great place to work, and committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

PAR companies are certified by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and are recognized nationally as leading corporate citizens that have proven the business case for sustainable Aboriginal relations.  The PAR criteria assesses four sectors: leadership actions, employment, business development, and community relationships.

Gold PAR Certification provides Higgins Executive Search the highest level of assurance to all of it’s stakeholders that it is invested in Aboriginal relations.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Debbie Reid Named as Executive Director for MMIWG National Inquiry

Reid is from the Skownan First Nation in Manitoba,
an Ojibway community 290 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg
The inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has named a new executive director.
Chief commissioner Marion Buller announced late Friday that former Assembly of First Nations adviser Debbie Reid has taken the job.
She was a special adviser to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine when he held the job and has also worked for the federal government.
Read more here

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lynn Lavallée named U of M’s first Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)

Dr. Lynn Lavallée

A visionary who unites Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing with university policies and culture, Dr. Lynn Lavallée has been named the first Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2022. Through this key leadership position she will advance the University of Manitoba’s commitment to Indigenous achievement as outlined in the strategic plan.

Read more here

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rebecca Chartrand appointed Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy at Red River College

Congratulations to Rebecca Chartrand on her appointment to the Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy position at Red River College

For the full article and more information press here

"Rebecca Chartrand has been hired by Red River College to be the executive director of Indigenous Strategy to oversee one of the top priorities in its strategic plan. Chartrand has been tapped to lead in the enhancement of Indigenous education, and is tasked with overseeing an expansion of student supports, creating new academic programming and expanding partnerships between the college and Indigenous communitie" - Winnipeg Sun