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Halifax Economic Strategy | Build a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented groups

FIVE YEAR OBJECTIVE

Build a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented groups.

SHORT-TERM ACTIONS (YEARS 1-2)

  1. Review HRM policies, strategies, facilities and programs to ensure they are inclusive of diverse communities.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: LOW

  2. Identify workforce matters of common interest with First Nations Councils in Halifax to maximize employment outcomes.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  3. Create a function within HRM that will work to improve the quality and level of service to residents and communities of African descent as it relates to employment. Align HRM’s African Nova Scotian function and activities to the efforts of the newly created Ujamaa Council.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: LOW

  4. Explore new opportunities for underrepresented groups, like youth, to link to employment opportunities.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

MEASUREMENT


  • Attraction and retention of immigrants and students
  • Employer attitude
  • Perception of Halifax as a great place to live and work