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REPLAY: North End Matters, Nov 7 2012

Today’s topic: Employment in the Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian
Communities in the North End
Our guests include:
Trish Glode-Chisholm, Project Manager at Connections Career Centre, Mi’kmaq
Native Friendship Centre
Wayne L. Talbot, Project Coordinator for the African Nova Scotian Employability
For some residents of the North End, finding adequate employment can be
challenging. Included among the barriers that impede its residents are
employment discrimination based on race, culture, sexual orientation and other
social factors, lack of training and education, lack of information on available
employment opportunities and family responsibilities.
Dr. Waldron’s report, “Challenges and Opportunities: Identifying Meaningful
Occupations in Low Income, Racialized Communities in North End Halifax” found
that even a home address on a job application comes with a stigma strong
enough to prevent a North End resident from getting a particular job.
Next week’s North End Matters will examine these issues and more with two
professionals whose work centers on employment and employability, particularly
for Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian communities.
Trish Glode-Chisholm is the Project Manager and one of the founding members
of Connections Career Centre, located at the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre
in the north end of Halifax. Trish and her staff are focused on enhancing the
services related to employment and training already available for Aboriginal
people in the Atlantic region. Before her work for Connections Career Centre,
Trish served as the Native Employment Officer at the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship
Centre for over fourteen years.
Wayne L. Talbot is currently the Project Coordinator for the African Nova
Scotian Employability Table, a community-based initiative designed to advise
the provincial government on issues impacting the employability aspirations of
African Nova Scotians. Prior to the African Nova Scotian Employability Table,
Wayne spent 15 years doing community development work with the Black
United Front of Nova Scotia and over 33 years with the federal government as
an employment counselor and in other positions of increasing responsibility.
We at North End Matters are very excited to bring together such talented and
experienced individuals for next week’s show.
North End Matters is a live-streamed, online talk show that brings in policy
makers and service providers to discuss upcoming changes in the North End.
We stream live at haligonia.ca and anyone can join our live discussion by using
the chat service built into the stream’s page: http://live.haligonia.ca/halifax-
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