COMMUNITY OUTREACH

PMC has been a leading provider of business skills training in the National Capital Region and across Canada for 35 years. We’re a 100% Canadian firm, and pleased to contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the workforce through a number of local and national events and partnerships.

PMC Sponsors the National Arts Centre Music Alive Program in Nunavut

Nelson Tagoona of Baker Lake, Nunavut is known for pioneering “throat-boxing.” Nelson is a teaching musician with MAP Nunavut, where he performs and speaks to young people about believing in themselves. Nelson travelled to Cape Dorset, Nunavut to give workshops, coach performers for a community talent show, and performed himself. The talent show was sponsored by MAP Nunavut in cooperation with the Kinngait Performing Arts Club.

The National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program (MAP) inspires and encourages active participation in the arts by providing school visits from professional teaching musicians, access to quality, curriculum-based music resource materials, and programming that celebrates local culture and artists.

Music Alive has visited more than 525 schools and reached more than 85,500 students, teachers, and community members across Canada.

Music Alive’s focus in Nunavut is on providing local people, especially children and youth, with opportunities to participate in the performing arts and to express themselves through music. MAP Nunavut currently works in seven communities on an ongoing basis, supporting more than 60 events and reaching more than 2,000 people annually.

PMC is honoured to support MAP Nunavut as a sponsor.


Pre-Employment Training for Persons with Disabilities

announcement-photo-1Performance Management Consultants (PMC) is thrilled to announce a training program for people with disabilities that began in late September, 2016 in Baker Lake, Nunavut. Funded by the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services (DFS) through the federal-territorial Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD), the goal of this project will be to prepare 16 Baker Lake Inuit to enter the local workforce on either a part-time or full-time basis. The small and dedicated team will work to provide work experience, build core employability competencies, help participants gain confidence and make a difference in their community.

Following the conclusion of the training, we hope that some participants may have the opportunity of participating in the launch and ongoing operation of a new social enterprise in the community offering recycled clothing and toys.  There is a great deal of community interest and demand in this service.  PMC is working with many enthusiastic supporters in Baker Lake as well as the Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuqtit Society (NDMS) to find funding for the enterprise.

To learn more about this initiative read the CBC coverage of the project here or read the program blog by PMC’s Erin Strachan here.


Dress for Success

Dress for Success

PMC Training staff at the launch of its Dress for Success funding drive in November 2015

PMC Training is proud to partner with the Ottawa chapter of Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to economically disadvantaged women in over 75 cities worldwide.

Throughout November 2015, PMC participated in the “Success is in the Bag” program. We called on our workshop participants to make a difference to employment-ready women who want to change their lives. PMC matched all financial donations received from workshop participants. More information on Dress for Success.


Brain Injury Association of Canada

PMC was very pleased to receive the 2014 Employer Award from the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) at a luncheon on September 25 during their annual conference.  The Employer Award is one of a dozen or so awards the Association gives out each year in different categories.  More information on the BIAC.

PMC was graciously nominated for the award by one of its team members who is a brain injury survivor herself, and having had a positive experience with the way PMC accommodated her re-integration into the workforce after her injury.

While it is definitely nice to be recognized, we don’t see our organization as doing anything remarkable; merely trying to create the conditions that maximize the contribution and impact that a skilled worker can make.  That approach has almost always created a win/win for PMC and our team through the years.

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