Views of the Community: Telling the TRIEC story of change Elizabeth McIsaac, TRIEC CERIS Community Research Symposium –  M...
TRIEC: A social innovation
<ul><li>What change are we trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know if we are making progress? </li></ul><ul><l...
Achieving change through employer engagement
Awareness <ul><li>Increasing employer awareness of the value of immigrant skills, education and experience </li></ul><ul><...
Moving the message
Capacity <ul><li>Increasing employer  capacity to  explore solutions and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators: </li>...
Action <ul><li>Enabling employers to take  action  and engage in solutions that result in immigrant employment </li></ul><...
Tracking the ripple effect
The American Express Story VP Legal mentor wins Mentor of the Year Mentoring Program expands to peer group Holds onsite re...
Challenges in evaluation <ul><li>As a vehicle for building social capital to solve a complex challenge in a large, complex...
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Telling the TRIEC Story: TRIEC at CERIS conference, May 13, 2011

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This presentation details the goals of TRIEC, the progress that has been made around building awareness of the skilled immigrant talent pool and engaging employers to hire newcomers. It also describes the programs that TRIEC offers to support immigrant integration in the workplace.

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  • TRIEC as a social innovation in a complex environment
  • FACTS and STATS WHY EMPLOYERS HIRE IMMIGRANTS (reference: TRIEC survey May 2011) Almost 1 in 5 had hired a skilled immigrant in order to: Target local cultural communities to find new business opportunities – of these 83% felt the skilled immigrants hired were effective in helping on this front Help diversify their company’s client base globally – of these 93% felt the skilled immigrants hired were effective on helping on this front 1 in 10 hired a skilled immigrant because they discovered that competitors were benefiting from hiring skilled immigrants – of those employers. 81% felt the skilled immigrants hired were effective. Who was polled? 461 employers surveyed in the Greater Toronto Area using EKOS’ Probit© online panel After 7 years, 12% of employers polled have now heard of TRIEC.
  • Full article available online at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/tapping-canadas-immigrant-capital/article2017418/
  • Telling the TRIEC Story: TRIEC at CERIS conference, May 13, 2011

    1. 1. Views of the Community: Telling the TRIEC story of change Elizabeth McIsaac, TRIEC CERIS Community Research Symposium – Measuring the Impact of the Sector Serving Immigrants: Moving Forward May 13, 2011
    2. 2. TRIEC: A social innovation
    3. 3. <ul><li>What change are we trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know if we are making progress? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know if it adds value? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Achieving change through employer engagement
    5. 5. Awareness <ul><li>Increasing employer awareness of the value of immigrant skills, education and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators: </li></ul><ul><li>The message </li></ul><ul><li>Media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Employer awareness (issue) </li></ul><ul><li>Employer awareness (TRIEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know if the message made a difference? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Moving the message
    7. 7. Capacity <ul><li>Increasing employer capacity to explore solutions and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators: </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Internal leaders and champions </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness for action </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><li>Process of change is a long cycle </li></ul>
    8. 8. Action <ul><li>Enabling employers to take action and engage in solutions that result in immigrant employment </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Program participation </li></ul><ul><li>New ideas and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Networks / partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>External leaders and champions </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution </li></ul><ul><li>Telling the story </li></ul>
    9. 9. Tracking the ripple effect
    10. 10. The American Express Story VP Legal mentor wins Mentor of the Year Mentoring Program expands to peer group Holds onsite recruitment event w/ TRIEC partners Joins TRIEC council 2008 2005/6 2009 2010 Individual mentors sign-up Joins TRIEC’s York advisory committee HR intro to TRIEC partner agency Hosts BUILD IT launch, Amex President speaks Mentoring Program expands to other divisions as part of diversity initiatives Director of IT joins BUILD IT advisory committee & commits her division as pilot Continues to participate in BUILD IT initiatives
    11. 11. Challenges in evaluation <ul><li>As a vehicle for building social capital to solve a complex challenge in a large, complex region, what difference have we made? What has been the impact? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we measure / map the relationships, networks and their strength to collaborate, coordinate and find solutions? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the innovation as an intervention add value? What are the best conditions for innovation? As it relates to funding? Leadership? Capacity for collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>There are multiple interventions that bring together stakeholders to develop local strategies – are we adding value? Are we building effective and meaningful linkages amongst ourselves? Is there synergy? Or more noise? </li></ul>

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