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Kent Brown named Vice President, Learning & Development

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Legacy Bowes is pleased to announce that Kent Brown has been promoted to Vice President, Learning & Development. 

Brown, a proud member of Fisher River Cree Nation, is a senior human resources professional with 28 years of human resources experience, much of which was gained in a large, Indigenous social service agency. He is active in community-based initiatives where he volunteers and contributes to the development of youth. 

Since joining Legacy Bowes in 2020, Brown has been using his extensive experience to facilitate many different human resource workshops and courses to Indigenous and non-Indigenous corporations and community organizations across Western Canada.

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Time for a change: Reconciliation starts with knowledge

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By Manitoba Inc. Staff

Seven years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its report to the nation with 94 Calls to Action to begin the process of reconciling with our nation’s Indigenous Peoples while facing the dark and painful legacy left by Canada’s residential school system. Call to Action #92 is aimed at Canada’s businesses and organizations and their relationship with Indigenous Peoples, including consultation, informed consent for economic development projects, employment equity, and education for business leaders and their teams on Indigenous history.

Since the Calls to Action were released, many businesses and organizations have started to explore what reconciliation looks and feels like for them at various levels. However, there is still more to be done to achieve true reconciliation. According to Jennefer Nepinak, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation at Legacy Bowes, the work begins with education. “For meaningful reconciliation to happen, we all have to learn about the real history of our country and what it has done to Indigenous Peoples,” says Nepinak.

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Interview tips to help you land your next role

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You perfect your resume, send it off to your choice prospective employers, and then it happens – you get the interview! While this is an exciting achievement, you’re not quite at the finish line yet. Your next step before meeting with a potential employer will be to get prepared.

Read on for some tips to help you put your best foot forward and land your next role!

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Jennefer Nepinak joins Legacy Bowes as Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation

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Legacy Bowes is pleased to announce that Jennefer Nepinak will be joining the organization as the new Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation on July 1, 2022.

Nepinak – who is a proud member of the Minegozhiibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) – brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles as the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg, as well as past leadership roles at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, and with various First Nation governments, as well as with the governments of Canada and Manitoba. She has also served as a board member with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Elders Council, the Treaty Legacy Foundation, Rossbrook House, the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation, The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, the Canadian Education Coalition, and Manitoba Hydro.

“I am very excited to join the Legacy Bowes team. I admire the business approach that works to encourage Indigenous perspectives application in all that it does,” Nepinak said.

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Barbara Bowes receives lifetime achievement award from CPHR Manitoba

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Legacy Bowes co-founder Barbara Bowes became the most recent recipient of the prestigious Legacy Award from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Manitoba on June 1, 2022. This award recognizes HR Professionals who have personified community and corporate leadership, advanced the HR profession and inspired others toward success through their lived example.

The Professional Excellence Awards are organized by CPHR Manitoba and recognize individuals who apply their HR expertise to the objectives of their organization and the people they support.

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Hiring Practices Part of Brand Management

Skip the Dishes, the highly successful Winnipeg-based restaurant delivery service, has been on a fast and high growth trajectory since its launch in 2013. It has enjoyed great fanfare and was recognized as one of North America’s fastest-growing companies. "Going live" has been the company’s corporate mantra, as city after city throughout North America has been added to the delivery roster. Brand awareness and success quickly led to the company being purchased by a United Kingdom corporation called Just Eat PLC, for a reported $110 million.

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