Want to have your voice heard and a chance to contribute toward meaningful change in Canadian aviation and aerospace?
The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is pleased to invite YOU to attend a focus group session on the current and future participation of Indigenous peoples in aviation and aerospace in Canada. The event will be held in Toronto, ON on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg and the Métis peoples in Robinson-Superior Treaty territory on Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Toronto Airport at 5825 Dixie Road (Mississauga).
Businesses and education institutions across sectors are faced with the challenge of looking at innovative ways to recruit and retain necessary skilled human capital to meet current industry needs and future growth. In 2018, the CCAA completed a labour market study that determined the need to recruit 55,000 new workers in Canadian aviation and aerospace by 2025. Between 2006 and 2026, more than 500, 000 Indigenous people will be entering the labour market. Indigenous groups remain one of Canada’s most underleveraged human resource assets. The purpose of this project (funded by the Government of Canada’s Sector Initiatives Program) is to achieve the following:
- To better understand the nuances of the factors that challenge and support the recruitment, retention and advancement of an Indigenous workforce in aviation and aerospace;
- To identify and build on promising practices and tools that support the outreach, recruitment and retention of Indigenous youth and older adults in education and training programs that lead to a career in aviation and aerospace; and
- To identify and develop recommendations to support the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace’s overall objective of ensuring that the aviation and aerospace sector has enough trained and qualified workers to meet current and future industry needs
To achieve action and change, your participation is key. We are looking to hear from people from Indigenous organizations, industry (air transport, manufacturing or maintenance), industry associations and educators on how to move forward to better support a skilled and educated Indigenous workforce in the aviation sector.
The event is free but, for planning purposes, please confirm your participation by email or phone to Emily Lecompte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-727-8272 ext 228 by Friday, April 19th, 2019. On-site parking is available, and snacks and refreshments will be served.
We look forward to see you!
Emily M. Lecompte, Ph.D.
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace
105 - 1785 Alta Vista Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Office : 613-727-8272 (228) or 1-800-448-9715 (228)