Nationwide expansion set for WeEmploy Inc. following Saddle Lake Cree Nation agreement

With multiple agreements in the works, WeEmploy Inc. presents new avenues to connect First Nation communities, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit agencies.

 

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 30, 2017 – Social tech company WeEmploy Inc. [WeEmploy.com] signed a service agreement with Saddle Lake Cree Nation [SaddleLake.ca] this month. The contract sees the First Nation community receive workforce and market analytics, corporate consultation, and social development support for its growing community.

WeEmploy creates opportunities for government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to better support indigenous communities across Canada. In turn, First Nations communities are able to increase awareness and create opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, or social engagement where it is most needed.

Services include career training, employment integration, recruitment support, market and workforce analytics, technology set-up support, social investment opportunities, digital marketing, and social engagement.

WeEmploy’s services also deliver advantages for:

  • Governments: Local, provincial and federal agencies can collaborate with WeEmploy to support people in need with access to need-based services
  • Businesses: Large, medium and small corporations that want to employ indigenous individuals and those that want to engage the community can work with WeEmploy.
  • Nonprofits: Agencies that are focused on providing resources and services for indigenous individuals, as well as for marginalized members of the wider community can strengthen their outreach through WeEmploy.

“We see a future where businesses are fully engaged with diverse communities—a place where there is more awareness about the value of such collaborations, from both economic and social perspectives,” said Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc.

The Saddle Lake Cree Nation kickstarts WeEmploy’s nationwide push to deliver economic and social development services to First Nations across Canada. WeEmploy is finalizing multiple agreements with other First Nation communities in Alberta. -/-

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 & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy Inc.(TM) is a social tech enterprise that develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, individuals, and most recently First Nations communities. We connect business and community influencers with the goal of creating mutually beneficial, sustainable, and innovative projects.

Launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is a recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. We offer a more efficient and affordable employment alternative. We also encourage volunteerism among job seekers as way to build skills and network.

In addition, WeEmploy addresses other areas of social impact through SOS (System of Support). Launched in 2016, SOS provides services such as fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals

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

About Saddle Lake Cree Nation

The Saddle Lake Chief & Council is committed with the guidance of elders to develop an effective Government structure that will enhance the culture, language, employment youth programs and wellness for the community members at the same time retain the Treaty Rights of the Cree Nation members.

Saddle Lake Chief & Council bases their Nationhood through Treaties established by their forefathers including the retention of lands, culture and language as the foundation of the Cree Nation.  The strength of Nationhood will focus on developing the youth to become good leaders and that economic development will be a priority so that members of Saddle Lake will be healthy and independent individuals. ❖

 

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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

 

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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Along with a multitude of Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations, WeEmploy Inc. participated in the Pink Shirt Day on February 22. The Anti-Bullying Day was also celebrated in schools across Canada.

WeEmploy Inc. featured in Calgary Herald, July 21 2016

13697026_538700836321308_1777709799656265090_nOur Co-Founders, Steve Mix (TheSocial_CEO) and Sid Mark are featured in today’s Calgary Herald, spreading the word about our work to close the gap between job seekers and employers, and making a positive social impact by working with charities.

Click the image below to read the article. Or click here: http://www.pressreader.com/canada/calgary-herald/20160721/282183650404175

 

WeEmploy Inc. is a People’s Choice Award nominee…VOTE NOW!

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WeEmploy Inc. is a FINALIST for the The Calgary Chamber of Commerce PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.

We’re so grateful to everyone who’s voted already. You rock! It’s not too late to vote: http://bit.ly/2aXOnFZ

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WeEmploy Inc. pledges 100% of May sign up fees to Fort McMurray relief

In solidarity with residents of Fort McMurray, WeEmploy Inc. is donating all sign up fees during the month of May toward relief and support of those affected by the wildfire.

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CALGARY, May 5, 2016 – Recruitment firm WeEmploy Inc. is pledging to donate all of the sign up fees it receives during the entire month of May toward relief for the residents of Fort McMurray who have been affected by the recent wildfire. The announcement comes with full support from WeEmploy Ambassador and humanitarian Tom Jackson.

The announcement comes within 24 hours of the wildfire engulfing major areas in Fort McMurray—reportedly the largest fire incident in Alberta’s recent history. WeEmploy joins the outpouring of support from all over Canada.

“Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes and livelihood in Fort McMurray. We hope our pledge to donate our entire $99 annual sign up fee this May will help with immediate relief and long-term rebuilding,” says Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. “We are proud to be a part of a strong system that have come together for Fort McMurray, and we call on our volunteers and business members for their continued support.”

WeEmploy will be working with a number of agencies for distribution of proceeds.

To sign up and for further information, please contact:

Steve Mix, CEO & Founder, WeEmploy Inc.

403-605-9239

Mike.Ross@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy Inc. 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 empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting, and volunteerism.

Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of-charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US. ❖

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Humanitarian Tom Jackson named WeEmploy Ambassador

Canada’s Minstrel with a Message aligns with WeEmploy’s principles of goodwill in business, as he promotes the power of participation, networking, and collaboration through a series of investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions.

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

CALGARY, March 7, 2016 – Accomplished Canadian musician and actor Tom Jackson brings his philanthropic prowess into his latest role as Ambassador for employment firm and social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

The appointment reflects WeEmploy’s efforts to create more value for its members, providing enhanced networking and business opportunities in addition to expert employment services.

“We live in an extraordinary time of stress for many and it will take extraordinary commitment for us to work through it together,” said Tom, who is a strong advocate of social responsibility.

“I believe in the values that build the foundation of WeEmploy. It’s important for the business world to engage in what’s equally good for business, good for the world, and good for the soul.”

As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.

In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy; on fundraising; and in the strength of collaborative business. He might even play a tune or two.

WeEmploy will also have a dedicated community page for Tom and the monthly investinWE sessions. The events will be exclusive to WeEmploy members, with topics tailored to the interests of its attendees. The company is preparing for the first session, slated for the coming weeks. An announcement of the schedule is being finalized. Companies interested in joinining should sign up at WeEmploy.com or call 403-2330505.

“We are proud to welcome Tom to the WeEmploy family and we are excited with the world of possibilities that we are bringing to our community,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc.

“In line with our goal of providing the best in employment services, the engagement sessions are added benefits for our members. We are cultivating the connections between business growth and sustained employment, as well as its positive impact on the larger community.”

Tom has dedicated his prolific career to helping the less fortunate across Canada. From producing TV specials and benefit concerts to purchasing and selling beef for drought-stricken farmers, he has raised millions of dollars for various social causes, including poverty reduction and disaster relief.

“Twenty eight years ago, I lived in a crawl space, far below any poverty line. The creator sent me an angel, a man who was worse off than me. When I decided to help that man, I went from ‘Woe is me’ to ‘Whoa, it’s me!’,” said Tom.

“Over the past 28 years, I have been fortunate in that I am able to help the less fortunate. My team has generated over $250 million in cash and in-kind value for Canadians in need. As I continue down that path, let me say it is an honor for me to hold the title of Ambassador of this organization.”

A national icon, Tom has received nine honorary university degrees and numerous accolades from prestigious institutions such as the JUNOs, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his music and humanitarian work and in 2014 was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. ❖

 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator      

WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-6059239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Breaking the conventions of the industry, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US.

WeEmploy recently launched investinWE, as the company enters the next round of investments after a successful beta run that recorded hockey stick growth. Further investment will see WeEmploy scale its services, rolling out across Canada and abroad.

 

About Tom Jackson

For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has crafted an impressive career as an actor, singer, and producer. He has championed the marginalized while entertaining a continent of music-lovers, and theatre and TV audiences.

Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries his parents’ legacy of openness and kindness. He founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert, which raised funds for the less fortunate for 28 years. Tom has written a new book, 364-Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times, and has recorded 16 albums– the latest release is Ballads Not Bullets. Sales of both the book and the album support the Canadian Red Cross. He has also starred in shows such as Shining Time Station, Star Trek The Next Generation, and most famously, North of 60. Tom uses his celebrity to highlight issues in the community and he continues to promote community service, professional development, and global change.

 

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