We here at CAHRMA wish to thank you for all your support over the past couple years as we build this association. We would also like to apologize for not getting a newsletter out sooner. At least we are here now with our first issue.
The first thing that we like to share is how to connect with us and get some dialogue started! We have our website with a members section (under the Log In tab) and a Contact Us section too. We also have a group on LinkedIn called… yes, you guessed it… Canadian Aboriginal Human Resources Management Association!
The LinkedIn group is a discussion forum and is monitored regularly. So feel free to join the group and post a question or share your thoughts, ideas, or experiences in this exciting world of Human Resources.
Also, we have a Twitter account that you can follow us on. Our handle is @CAHRMA_inc. Connect with us and let us know what resources would help you in your role, how you may want to get involved in CAHRMA, or any other thoughts you would like to engage us on.
Upcoming Conference 2016
It truly feels like 2015 just started only weeks ago and yet here we are nearing 2016 already! We had an amazing 2015 conference out in Enoch First Nation, Alberta with many great speakers and sessions. We hope to keep building on past successes as we plan the 2016 conference.
Mark your calendars, because the conference will be in Saskatoon at the Sheraton Cavalier from April 19 to April 21, 2016. As we are planning the content and agenda for this coming conference, we would love to hear from you as well if you have ideas of subjects that would benefit you in your roles. Please check out our survey to let us know what would be most valuable to you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCP6N9T
We are hoping to grow the conference participation this year as well, so help us get the word out. You are the reason we exist and the way we grow.
If you want to see content from the 2015 conference, you can view it in the resources section of our website: www.cahrma.ca.
We are really looking forward to seeing all of you again!
What have we been up to?
You may or may not recall, but CAHRMA runs almost exclusively on volunteer power while we are growing. Although you may not have heard from us over the summer, we have been busy since April.
- Our President, Diane Carriere has been actively sharing information about CAHRMA at multiple events and communities
- Lighting the Fire Conference
- Vision Quest
- National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA)
- Indigenous Leadership Institute
- As well as reaching out across her vast professional network by phone, email and over coffee
- One of our partner organizations, CRIS, has recently undergone a rebrand and relaunch under the name, Working Warriors (www.workingwarriors.ca)
- CAHRMA has a partnership with this program
- Working Warriors incorporates a Community Resource Information System to track the skills and education of community members and community businesses and economic assets
- It also includes a resume builder to assist job seekers and a place for employers to post jobs
- We have also had many discussions and planning sessions to continue establishing the administrative and organizational foundations for CAHRMA
What is next?
CAHRMA will be putting a call out to you, our valuable members, for anyone interested in participating in a number of different committees and roles.
Stay tuned for this as we will be outlining the opportunities, what they entail, and what type of skills we needing help with. This is something that we are really excited about – not simply because it will help us, but because we are very excited at opportunities to connect with our members.
So, get in touch with us with questions, ideas, or simply to find out what resources CAHRMA can connect you with. Most important of all, stay tuned to our website, Twitter account, or LinkedIn group!