CRUIKSHANK is proud to be partnered with frequent collaborator Human Capital Strategies as we undertake a new study at the City of Surrey. The project – part of the City’s multi-year Local Immigration Partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada – will see CRUIKSHANK and HCS assessing current employment supports for Immigrants and Refugees in Surrey, identifying gaps in current infrastructure and recommending solutions to fill those gaps. The Surrey LIP committee is a multi-stakeholder group in which the City of Surrey is a partner but involves many other community leaders such as the Surrey Board of Trade, SUCCESS, DIVERSEcity and the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.
The project – which will take place between June and October, 2015 – will see Kerry Jothen (HCS), Aaron Cruikshank (CRUIKSHANK) and Hardeep Sidhu (CRUIKSHANK) engaging employers, Immigrant Service Societies and Immigrants/Refugees in Surrey in an effort to build actionable solutions for this community.
Aaron Cruikshank is also volunteering his time to participate in some of the working groups associated with the project as the LIP has personal significance to him and his family. CRUIKSHANK is proud to support community initiatives like this with pro bono consulting contributions.