Volume 5: Issue 2. May 26, 2023

Leaders in Workforce Development

Hamilton's Labour Market Connection

Labour Market Updates, News & Community Info

This Week:

The Latest from WPH: EmployerOne Results Presentation on Youtube, Hamilton's Labour Force April 2023, Inflation Figures: April 2023

Who's Hiring in Hamilton: Mohawk College, Wesley, The City of Hamilton

Community Updates: HCOA 5K Walk for Health, Seniors Kickoff 2023, Goodwill Amity & Amica: Job Fair, Summer Reading Buddy Volunteers, Roots of Empathy

News: Webinars for career development professionals in June 2023, Anti-racist recruitment: 4 strategies to meet talent needs

The Latest From WPH

We are Hamilton's leaders in Workforce Development

EmployerOne Results Presentation on Youtube!

In case you missed WPH's EmployerOne 2023 Results Presentation, you can now view it on our Website & Youtube.

Check it out here!

Hamilton's Labour Force: April 2023

An update on Hamilton's Force for April 2023

Inflation Figures: April 2023

An update on #inflation in #Canada!


April's figures show an uptick in inflation trends, with total CPI inflation at 4.4%.


Follow WPH for more Labour Market updates and upcoming events!


#HamOnt #Data

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Click here for WPH's Job Board

Mohawk College is hiring for an Autobody Professor.

Click here to view job posting!

Wesley is hiring for an Early Years Faciliator.

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The City of Hamilton is hiring for a Lifeguard.

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#HamOnt Community Updates

Find out what's happening in our community

HCOA 5K Walk for Health

HCoA 5k Walk for Health: Join us on June 3 at McQuesten Park for the 2nd Annual 5k Walk for Health!

On June 3, 2023, the Hamilton Council on Aging is hosting its  2nd Annual 5k Walk for Health at T.B. McQuesten Community Park. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support positive aging programs for local seniors, with a percentage being donated to the United Way Halton & Hamilton.

 For over 15 years, the Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) has been working to advance positive aging ~ promoting the health, well-being, and social participation of ALL older adults! We encourage you to get involved with this year’s 5k Walk or Health to support HCoA & the United Way!

Register for the 2023 5k Walk or Health or join a Team here!

Seniors Kickoff 2023

Free Event

Information & Wellness Fair

Presentations on Topics relevant to Seniors

Light Refreshments

Register for the event: hamilton.ca/seniorskickoff

Goodwill Amity & Amica: Job Fair

Goodwill The Amity has organized an upcoming in- person job fair with Amica on June 28th from 10AM to 1PM. I have attached the flyer with this email which outlines the registration process and the different roles Amica is hiring for.


For further inquiries about the event, please reach out to myself, Heela Berat at hberat@goodwillonline.ca

Summer Reading Buddy Volunteers

Summer Reading Buddies is returning to HPL this July! The program will run from July 3-August18. The requirements and application are online for review. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 5. Registration for the program will begin mid-late June for families and caregivers. Stay tuned for more details.

Roots of Empathy

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What's in the News?

Webinars for career development professionals in June 2023

How to Design Online Learning Communities (TeachOnline.ca)

June 1

By promoting the development of communities that prioritize higher-order learning, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework provides guidance for faculty, instructors and instructional designers seeking to create effective online and blended learning environments. In this webinar, two researchers in the field will share how to establish meaningful learning through activity in all four components of the CoI framework.

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (NSCDA)

June 6

Participants will gain an understanding of the legal obligations for employers to provide a psychologically safe workplace and their obligations for addressing risks to psychological well-being within the workplace. Participants will be provided with tools to guide them in assessing and mitigating risks for psychosocial risks in the workplace.

Building Future-Proof Competencies in HR (CPHR Manitoba)

June 6

This webinar will provide an overview of how competencies like data literacy and digital agility are impacting the way human resources operates – and how HR departments can upskill themselves to be more future-proof.

Read more here!

Anti-racist recruitment:

4 strategies to meet talent needs

HR professionals, like most of us, are likely grappling with how to ensure anti-racism and decolonization are integrated into their work. In HR, getting this work right can help to tap into new labour pools, recruit the best talent and support and retain new hires.

Since racism, colonial practices and marginalization are harmful to people, they act as barriers to gaining and sustaining employment for racialized folks including Black and Indigenous people. In your role, your approach to anti-racism can help ensure people are safe in their places of work.

In this three-part series, we explore what learnings the field of community development can offer HR professionals. The insights we share are based on experiences from East Scarborough Works, a community-wide strategy to move people from poverty to employment. In this second installment, we explore how integrating tools for equitable hiring in recruitment practices can help you, as an HR professional, reach untapped labour pools.

Community development and equity and inclusion practices stress that inauthenticity and token acts can be discerned from a mile away by jobseekers. Your company/organization needs to do the internal work to learn about racism, colonization and inequity, and truly embrace becoming an anti-racist and anti-colonial organization. This means that anti-racist recruitment tools cannot be where you begin or end your journey; however, they are an important part of how you implement your commitments to equity, reconciliation and anti-racism.

Read more here!

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