This year, AGT was excited to host their 2nd annual employer forum on March 8. The forum was well received by those in attendance. Kristen Cumming, a Red Deer favorite gave an enlightened perspective on “Finding Strength in Diversity” and a Panel Discussion with a focus on “Leveraging Your International Talent” provided some great conversations between the panelists and employers in the audience about the value of hiring immigrants in Central Alberta workplaces. New to our forum this year were the four immigrant speakers who engaged the audience as they told their stories of leaving their home countries to build new lives in Central Alberta.
We were also honored to present this year’s Champion Employer Awards to six very deserving organizations in Red Deer and Central Alberta who truly go above and beyond in the creation of a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace.
The forum is always a great way to wrap up our funding year, as we look forward to continuing to support Central Alberta employers in the attraction, hiring, onboarding and retention of immigrants in their workplaces.