Bimaadzwin And tilr Partner To Bring Training, UpSkilling And Reskilling To Indigenous Communities

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Isadore Day
Isadore Day

VANCOUVER – Business – Bimaadzwin, an Indigenous organization that offers support and expertise aimed at successfully reconstituting Indigenous Nationhood; and tilr, a Toronto-headquartered talent intelligence platform that empowers human resources (HR) decisionmakers and people leaders to measure and manage skills to build more equitable and resilient workplaces; are pleased to announce a new partnership targeted at bringing next generation tools that will foster talent and bolster employment within Indigenous communities.

Isadore Day, CEO and Founder of Bimaadzwin, stated that – “Since 2018, Bimaadzwin has worked to advance First Nations people through reconciliation driven nation building. Our mandate is to facilitate and establish partnerships among First Nations, Metis and Inuit and public and private entities with the goal of building better lives now, and then creating a legacy of prosperity for future generations. Working with tilr, Bimaadzwin will bring the tools necessary to deliver on that mandate.

“We will start by prequalifying a series of Ontario based organizations to utilize tilr’s technology in order to create skills profiles for their employees which will be used, along with their employees’ career aspirations, to build customized training programs focused on personal and professional growth. This will help level the playing field and will drive equitable access to career opportunities and allow organizations to invest in their people with more confidence and success. The data and analytics that we can produce through tilr will also help to identify skills gaps that need to be addressed.”

tilr and Bimaadzwin look to work towards providing regionally specific training, upskilling and reskilling capabilities to local Indigenous communities alongside regional job boards to ensure that modern training is consistently provided to meet evolving skills needs. This will ensure that the projects coming to the regions are creating gainful employment to the highly capable individuals that reside within these communities.

The Bimaadzwin-tilr partnership was formed at a recent First Nations major Project Coalition (FNMPC) industry event focused on Indigenous leadership amid Canada’s energy transition. Isadore Day participated in the conference, debating whether Indigenous nations should develop their own sustainability requirements through an Indigenous focused IR2ESG framework or via other mechanisms that could support Indigenous inclusion for better transparency and accountability in net zero projects while at the same time reducing risk for investors.

Day stated that, “Bimaadzwin is beyond convinced that an Indigenous driven IR2-ESG framework is critical and we want to work with tilr on integrating the right training tool to ensure Indigenous communities are equipped with the capacity to build long-term sustainable human resources leading to net-zero carbon goals by 2050.”

tilr is driven by the belief that most people are capable of succeeding in their roles if organizations and the community around them set them up for and invest in their success.

Leah Carr, tilr’s CEO, stated that, “Bimaadzwin and tilr are organizations with shared values and are together determined to apply tilr’s technology for Indigenous community building. The opportunities to deploy solutions within these communities will help create the type of generational impact that Bimaadzwin strives to achieve.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bimaadzwin and apply the technology which we have developed towards their commendable goals. We believe that leveraging people’s skills while acquiring new skills that people are passionate about will determine employees’ abilities to both succeed and feel accomplished in their jobs. To be able to work with an organization like Bimaadzwin, that wants to build sustainability and resiliency for Indigenous communities, is exactly what motivates us at tilr,” she concluded.

About Bimaadzwin

Bimaadzwin – which means “life” or “good path” in Anishinaabe – was incorporated in July 2018 by former Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day. The driving purpose of Bimaadzwin is to Advance Our Nations through Nation Building.

Our Peoples need to create happy, healthy communities through self-governance and economic development that focuses on First Nation jurisdiction. We are the land. There is much work to be done with government, business, and society to improve outcomes in all areas – economic, health, governance, and justice.

Bimaadzwin is here to assist our Peoples in doing the work necessary to begin building better lives now, and to create a legacy of prosperity for our children.

About tilr ™

tilr is a Toronto-headquartered talent intelligence platform that empowers human resources (HR) decision-makers and people leaders to measure and manage skills to build more diverse, inclusive, equitable and resilient workplaces.

tilr’s first product quickly and reliably helps recruiters source candidates from the organizations’ ATS by automatically evaluating and ranking database profiles based upon skills. The platform contributes to more inclusive and efficient hiring practices.

Launching soon is tilr’s second product, which will help organizations confidently invest in employee career pathing, training, upskilling and reskilling with automated and personalized training programs based on skills profiles, aspirations and the needs of the organization. This also creates more equitable access to growth opportunities.