Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative (AWPI)

Initially launched in 1991, this Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) initiative is dedicated to increasing the participation of Aboriginal people in the labour market.

Strategies for success

The AWPI works to break down the barriers that may deter the employment of Aboriginal peoples. This is accomplished by raising awareness of Aboriginal employment issues; enhancing the capacity of employers to recruit, promote and retain Aboriginal employees; and promoting information-sharing and networking among stakeholders.

What information is available?

AANDC has provided facts, resources and tools that will motivate employers, assist them in their efforts to employ Aboriginal people and allow them to realize the many benefits that come with Aboriginal employment.