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Indigenous Career Connections: Meet and Greet with Employers

Mar 4, 2024 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Registration Deadline: Mar 4, 2024 03:55 PM

Are you an Indigenous student or recent graduate interested in a full-time job, an internship or a summer position? Join us at the Indigenous Career Connections: Meet and Greet with Employers panel discussion, scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024, and meet Indigenous professionals from the Assembly of First Nations, KPMG and the City of Toronto who are hiring Indigenous students and recent graduates!  This event will be held over Zoom. 
Here are the details:  
Event: Indigenous Career Connections: Meet and Greet with Employers  
Date: Monday, March 4, 2024  
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EST  
Location: Zoom (the Zoom registration link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event)
What is this Event About?  
This event invites Indigenous professionals from Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations in health, engineering, law, consulting and social work to meet Indigenous students and recent graduates through participation on a panel, followed by a networking activity in four breakout rooms.  
Through this Event Panelists Will

  • Promote employment opportunities.  
  • Elaborate on their accessible recruitment and hiring practices.  
  • Describe their organization's work culture.  
  • Provide application advice. 
  • Describe their own career path, and more.   

What Will Happen at the Event?  
There will be a short introduction by a U of T staff member, followed by the panelist question and answer period facilitated by a panel moderator.  Networking between students, recent graduates and panelists in breakout rooms will follow. 
Time                Activity  
2:45-3:05 PM  Student and recent graduate arrival  
3:05-3:10 PM  Event and organizer introduction  
3:10-3:40 PM  Panel Discussion  
3:45-4:15 PM  Networking in breakout rooms  
4:15-4:30 PM  Closing remarks and surveys  

Who are the Panelists?  
Representatives from the Assembly of First Nations, KPMG and the City of Toronto will be participating as panelists. Here are the panelists' bios:

Katie Gjos, Talent Acquisition Officer
Assembly of First Nations 

My name is Katie and I am Métis from Sault Ste. Marie. I am honored and privileged to be living and working in unceded un-surrendered Anishinaabe Algonquin territory.  I am a Talent Acquisition Officer at the Assembly of First Nations and a part time Professor in the School of Business at Algonquin College. I have 5 years of experience in HR and Talent and am passionate about supporting individuals on their career journey. I hold a BA in Criminology and a post grad certificate in Human Resources Management. Outside of work I enjoy snowboarding, camping, and reading nonfiction novels. 

Reggie MacDonald, Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion (Indigenous HR Specialist)
City of Toronto 

Reginald MacDonald (he/him) is currently working in the People & Equity Division in the position of Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion (Indigenous HR Specialist). He is Afro indigenous with his family being from treaty one territory Peguis, Manitoba He brings experience in various roles including most recently, coming from being a Program Standards & Development Officer within Parks, Forestry, & Recreation Division. His passion is to bring equity to all has been shown through his over 21 years of progressive municipal government experience. 
Brady Paul, Specialist, Truth & Reconciliation and Indigenous Recruitment

Brady is from Sitansisk (St. Mary's First Nation) and  is a proud member of the Wolastoqey Nation. At KPMG, he serves as a Specialist, Truth & Reconciliation and Indigenous Recruitment, where he supports the implementation of KPMG's Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan and leads the company's initiatives to recruit and retain early Indigenous talent. Concurrently, Brady is pursuing a part-time master's degree at Saint Mary's University. As a former student athlete, Brady remains deeply involved in supporting fellow student athletes. He dedicates his time outside of his professional and academic pursuits to chairing the Atlantic University Sports EDI committee, fostering a student athlete centered environment.   
How Do I Register? 
Register on CLNx