Newly launched Youth Sports Media Group plans to score big in Canada’s $5.7Bn youth sports industry

Aimed at economic and social development, Youth Sports Media Group leverages its business partnerships to create a system of support and engagement across local and national sports clubs, young players, coaches and parents.

WeEmploy Inc. launches new division Youth Sports Media Group with social entrepreneurs Steve Mix (left) and Simon Salazar (right) at the helm.

CALGARY, March 21, 2017 – Capitalizing on the underrated potential of the kids sports sector, Youth Sports Media Group (YSMG) launches this March.

A division of WeEmploy Inc., YSMG works to increase the brand and market value of sports clubs and leagues, aspiring young athletes (with support from their parents), and coaches.

Digital marketing, video production, and fundraising support are among the benefits YSMG offers. The agency also delivers recruitment tools for sports clubs looking to hire paid and volunteer positions, through its affiliation with WeEmploy Inc., a social and tech enterprise that develops digital solutions and strategies for businesses, individuals and the charitable sector.

The Youth Sports Media Group taps into the kids sports market that is valued at $5.7 billion—an amount released in a 2014 independent study by Toronto-based Solutions Research Group. The Canadian Sports Report also showed 84% of Canadian kids between the ages of 3.17 participated in “some type of sport” and 60% are doing it on an organized basis.

“Canada’s youth sports community is a powerful yet largely untapped market. Our clients gain the necessary support—increasing awareness and optimizing engagement with the right people—that brings winning results,” says Steve Mix, Founder, Youth Sports Media Group.

The study further reported parents “recognized the work done by various companies who have associated themselves with youth sports.” Tim Horton’s, Canadian Tire and BMO top the list.

“As fathers with kids who are heavily involved in the local sports scene, Steve and I see first had the power of engaging Canada’s youth sports community. As entrepreneurs, we see massive opportunities for mutual success in creating strong engagement between clubs, players, parents and coaches,” says Simon Salazar, Community Engagement Director, Youth Sports Media Group.

Economic and social developments are priorities for YSMG. The agency delivers a portfolio of services that includes social metrics and analytics, content strategy, advanced player profiling, and communications for training, tournaments and various community events.

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For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Communications Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767 Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, WeEmploy CEO and YSMG Founder,

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

Simon Salazar, Director

Community Engagement, Youth Sports Media Group

Simon.Salazar@WeEmploy.com

 

About Youth Sports Media Group

Youth Sports Media Group (YSMG) is a digital communications and sports marketing agency launched in March 2017. The company is a division of WeEmploy Inc. and is committed to helping increase the brand and market value of sports clubs and leagues, aspiring young athletes (with support from their parents), and coaches across Canada.

Digital marketing, video production, and fundraising support are among the benefits Youth Sports Media Group offers. The agency also delivers recruitment tools for sports clubs looking to hire paid and volunteer positions, through a partnership with social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

Economic and social developments are priorities for YSMG. The agency delivers a portfolio of services that includes social metrics and analytics, content strategy, advanced player profiling, and communications for training, tournaments and various community events.

YSMG is a division under social tech enterprise WeEmploy Inc., which develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, and individuals. Launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is a recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. The company also launched SOS (System of Support) in 2016 to address other levels of social impact. SOS provides services such as fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing.

SOS is a community-centric platform that matches a charitable agency’s needs to resources within our digital inventory. It is a connector between agencies, enabling the exchange of information and procurement of resources. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals. It is partnered with the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Traning Services Association (TCETSA) to implement SOS until 2021.

Visit YSMG’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YouthSportsMediaGroup/services/ and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youthsportsmediagroup/ .

Visit WeEmploy.com and Community.WeEmploy.com. Follow us on Twitter (@WeEmployInc, @JOBS_WeEmploy, @TheSocial_CEO) and Instagram (@WeEmploy, @SOSsystemofsupport). ❖

 

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WeEmploy Inc. and TCETSA sign partnership to deliver more employment access to Indigenous communities

Tech firm WeEmploy Inc. signs strategic deal with First Nations groups to implement a unique System of Support (SOS) that caters to Indigenous-led businesses, non-profit agencies, educators, government and individuals in need.

Photo caption: WeEmploy and TCETSA team up to increase avenues for success among Canada’s indigenous communities.

 

CALGARY, March 13, 2017 – WeEmploy Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA) this week.

The partnership brings opportunities for WeEmploy to increase access to employment tools and resources for TCETSA clients, under the strategic banner Hire Indigenous (HI).

Since its inception 14 years ago, the TCETSA has worked toward creating stable, healthy and self-sufficient Indigenous communities empowered through meaningful employment.

The agreement also brings the potential for creating a strategic Indigenous Advisory Group and the deployment of WeEmploy’s SOS to assist TCETSA’s network in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The partnership is slated to run for the next four years.

“We created SOS to redefine benchmarks for sustainable community integration, particularly connecting businesses and non-profit organizations. We are proud to roll out SOS first with TCETSA,” said Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. “Moving forward, businesses will need a more immersive way to engage the community and for charities to access resources that can enhance their business-building strategies. SOS delivers just that.”

Work is already underway with various First Nations groups under TCETSA. WeEmploy is ready to deploy strategic business and technology solutions that can support indigenous businesses, related non-profit agencies, educators, government, and people in need.

The partnership includes the appointment of a TCETSA Representative Eva John- Gladue as a WeEmploy Indigenous Ambassador.

“Our community’s needs are continually evolving. Our partnership with WeEmploy signals our continued efforts to deliver innovative services and resources,” said Eva John-Gladue, Operations Manager at TCETSA. “SOS presents an opportunity for us to cater to every community stakeholder, from entrepreneurs and business decision makers to job seekers and and people in need.”

SOS provides a central point of access, extending WeEmploy’s platforms of service beyond the company’s well-established roots in employment and recruitment. The MOU provides TCETSA-referred businesses, agencies, and individuals with access to WeEmploy’s SOS services:

– Business-building tools:

  • Intellicruit, WeEmploy’s trademarked employment technology, connecting businesses looking to employ indigenous people
  • community engagement, cause awareness, marketing support
  • onsite training, leadership and mentorship within the fields of employment, volunteer, social enterprise and marketing

–  Funding network: A unique digital platform for funding and resource acquisition

–  Social resources: Access to social resources for people in need, i.e. job seekers, newcomers, volunteers

– Performance Metrics: citing Return on Impact and effectiveness analytics

 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Community & Engagement Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc. | 403-408-7767 | Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. | 403-605-9239 | Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.
WeEmploy Inc.TM is a tech company that develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, entrepreneurs, government and individuals.

A social enterprise launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is Intellicruit, a trademarked recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. The company also provides strategic solutions for influencers in business and community.

WeEmploy launched SOS in 2016. It provides platforms for fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing. SOS is a community-centric platform that facilitates the exchange of information and resources between charitable agencies and businesses. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals.

Visit WeEmploy.com and Community.WeEmploy.com. Follow on Twitter (@WeEmployInc, @JOBS_WeEmploy, @TheSocial_CEO) and on Instagram (@WeEmploy, @SOSsystemofsupport).

About TCETSA
The Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA) envisions stable, healthy and self-sufficient communities empowered through meaningful employment. For more than 14 years, TCETSA has been the trusted and influential voice in workforce development of the six Alberta First Nations in the Tribal Chiefs’ Ventures tribal council: Beaver Lake First Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Heart Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation and Whitefish Lake First Nation (Goodfish Lake).

 

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WeEmploy Inc. extends employment services and social initiatives in AAISA partnership

Steve Mix, left and Sid Mark with WeEmploy Inc. / Friday Professional Group were photographed in the company’s Calgary offices on Wednesday July 20, 2016. Gavin Young/Postmedia

As part of the collaboration, WeEmploy is servicing AAISA’s recruitment needs and is now be listed as a trusted source for employment services for a resettlement efforts across Alberta.

CALGARY, April 12, 2016 – WeEmploy Inc. is working with the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) to bring employment services internally and to its various social programs, starting with helping integrate and settle refugees throughout Alberta.

The move aligns with WeEmploy’s commitment to connecting every stakeholder in the community and its goal of becoming an all-encompassing employment platform for all types of job seekers, business owners and not-for-profit organizations.

AAISA now lists WeEmploy as a highly trusted establishment for employment and job placement needs, included the organization’s agency membership package.

“Lack of access to recruitment services is one of the biggest hurdles anyone can face when moving to a new environment. We hope that, by providing resources for a smooth transition, we are creating a better process for integration,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc. “We believe that our entire community of job seekers, businesses and charities benefit from an environment of multiple diverse connections.”

The partnership gives AAISA and its member agencies access to post job listings and hire staff and volunteers, who would like to help refugees learn about Canada and the city in which they reside.

WeEmploy is also connecting employers with suitable newcomer candidates. Newcomers will also be encouraged to create candidate profiles within WeEmploy’s database, which is accessed by over 100 businesses and more than 130 charities across Canada. WeEmploy will also aide AAISA in creating awareness for their upcoming RefugeeAlberta.ca information website via promotion and marketing.

 

“We have seen tremendous support from all over Alberta,” said Kali Readwin, Project Officer for Communications, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships for AAISA. “WeEmploy’s experience in social initiatives and their collaborative influence strengthens the services we can refer our member agencies to, which helps them to better serve newcomers. We hope to continue this collaboration in the long-term.”

RefugeeAlberta.ca is due to launch at the end of April 2016. Important Alberta-wide resources and information for volunteers, donors, refugee-serving agencies, private sponsors, and refugees will be featured on the site, funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

 

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For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Community & Engagement Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767, Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

Launched in April 2015, WeEmploy is an online recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals seeking employment and volunteer opportunities. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company makes the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective. It also empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting, and volunteerism. Charities signed up to WeEmploy use services free-of-charge and have access to a supplemental fundraising tool, WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided over $250,000 in services to charities in Canada and the US.

 

About Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is a regionally and nationally recognized leader in the settlement and integration sector. As an umbrella organization, AAISA’s mandate is to build sectorial capacity by providing member agencies that serve newcomers access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, to act as a liaison with stakeholders, and provide a centre for knowledge, expertise, and leadership. While AAISA is not a direct-service organization, its member agencies provide services to assist newcomers in becoming fully integrated members of Alberta society. Examples of services that AAISA member agencies provide include orientation, interpretation, counseling, employment services, educational assistance, and programs for immigrant youth.

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