The OFIFC advocates the development of policy documentation to target supportive public policy at both the provincial and federal levels to improve urban Indigenous employment.
We provide Friendship Centres with the tools and resources to develop, maintain and expand partnerships aimed at providing employment and training opportunities for Friendship Centre community members, allowing urban Indigenous communities to strategically position themselves to take advantage of a rapidly changing labour force.
OFIFC Policy Submissions on Labour Force
- A Response to Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Call to Action for Ontario (August 2017)
- Submission to the Forum of Labour Market Ministers on the F-P/T Consultations on the Labour Market Transfer Agreements (August 2016)
- Urban Indigenous Labour Force and Training Strategic Framework (Revised April 2016)
- OFIFC’s Response to the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel (March 2016)
- Response to Moving Ontario Forward – Outside the GTHA (September 2015)
- Response to Ontario's Mineral Development Strategy (May 2015)
- Collaborative Report for Urban Indigenous Social Assistance Client Engagement Sessions (March 2015)
- Submission to Mowat Centre on a Federal Economic Agenda for Ontario (February 2015)
- Social Economy Framework for Ontario's Urban Aboriginal Communities(2015)
- Response to Opportunities for Aboriginal Persons in the Workforce, Report on the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of People with Disabilities (June 2014)
- Submission to Employment and Social Development Canada on NARAM allocations (March 2014)
- Submission to Minimum Wage Advisory Panel (2013)