The logo was created by Shelley Brown and Shelley Daye. The bear paw is symbolic of power and protection and the colors yellow, red, white and black represent the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health of First Nations people. The Métis sash symbolizes the pride of the Métis people. And we used the dream catcher to unite both First nations and Métis people and to show that nations united are stronger than any one alone and that they can support each other in power, health and friendship.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) supports school divisions in their pursuit to develop and implement a Representative Workforce Strategy. The Representative Workforce Strategy is a partnership model that incorporates community development with change management and a business case approach to Aboriginal recruitment and retention. The strategy involves having the partners agree on key principles and to then collaborate on three areas of development:
Education and training
The implementation of a Workforce Strategy would assist in:
Identifying barriers that limit the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal applicants and employees,
Emphasizing that applicants are hired based on their skills and merit
Allowing Aboriginal people to compete for employment and economic opportunities, and
Dispelling myths and misconceptions about Aboriginal people.