GREATER CALGARY AREA SME NETWORK AND DESIGN LABS

INTRODUCING WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESSES
*SME = small and medium sized enterprises from 1-499 employees

Please express your interest and register by July 28th, 2022

 

INVITATION AND CALL TO ACTION!

  • From coast to coast, a new network of small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) is building. Solving post-COVID workforce challenges from recruiting to hiring to retention, this initiative will draw together business leaders for some very key conversations.
  • There are no costs involved in participation.
  • In Design Labs held once a quarter from August 2022 to March 2023 – a select cadre of SMEs across Canada will co-create and test solutions that will help support the backbone of Canada’s economy – businesses like yours, employing between 1 – 499 In fact, 85% of Canada’s economy is generated by SMEs.

WHO’S INVOLVED?

  • The Conference Board of Canada, in cooperation with the Immigrant Employment Councils across Canada, are eager to include your feedback and recommendations to decision-makers.
  • We aim to reflect the regional needs of SMEs to inspire new program innovations, build better policies and strengthen labour market outcomes for internationally trained professionals.
  • Specifically, this is about formalizing strategic partnerships into a collaborative network to further advance the collective, forward-thinking leadership that Canadian business leaders provide.
  • CRIEC is the designated partner to facilitate Calgary’s series of Design Labs, and report our findings back into the national network.

WHAT’S REQUIRED?

  • A designated spokesperson from your business (HR or C-Suite) with a curious, collaborative mindset
  • Active participation and attendance at 4 online, interactive design labs between
    August 2022 – March 2023
  • The desire to innovate, explore, and test Design Lab prototypes
  • Expression of interest and registration by July 28

WHAT’S THE BENEFIT?

  • Inclusion in an important national business network
  • A crucial role in co-designing engagement and partnership models
  • Collaborative creation of labour force solutions tailored to local needs
  • Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion challenges
  • Meaningful connections with the settlement sector
  • Mitigate the talent shortage and improve retention
  • Amplify SME voices

For more information and registration by July 28th, please contact:
Anna Garleff, PhD in proficio, Manager of Special Projects
Email: anna@criec.ca