As our First Nations communities seek ways to successfully manage themselves, it has become clear that effective HR strategies and management practices are the keys to sustainable success.
Enter CAHRMA, the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association. CAHRMA is a specialized, community-focused association that leverages national strength and unity to enable leaders and HR practitioners to enhance workplaces, develop knowledge and skill in people, and increase business profits. Empowering people with knowledge will assist Aboriginal people to enhance their business acumen and provide value-added services to their organizations and communities.
CAHRMA will create:
- Effective HR tools designed to compliment and support economic development and enhance business strategies that will assist communities in becoming self-sufficient in this competitive global economy.
- A national membership network of HR practitioners to focuses on the specific needs and requirements of Aboriginal communities, businesses, and people.
- Education and awareness that respects and celebrates the Aboriginal culture as an integral component within Canada, and within our world.
- Professional certification through an established partnership with NNAHRA, the Native North American Human Resource Association.
- Partnerships with organizations in the Aboriginal community, professional associations, provincial and federal government entities.
CAHRMA officially launched the association along with the first ever national Aboriginal HR conference in November 21 to 23, 2012. It was attended by representatives from Aboriginal communities of the provinces of Quebec through British Columbia as well as representatives from three provincial HR Associations. This conference was very successful in starting to provide HR knowledge to Aboriginal communities and to build relationships for future success. The conference also opened up the new association for membership which is starting to grow.
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