In an effort to increase diversity in the University of Manitoba’s applicant pool, partnerships have been developed with these external organizations, each representing a designated group:

Aboriginal Peoples
Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development
Path Employability Centre
First Peoples Development Inc
Manitoba Metis Federation
Opportunities for Employment
Eagle Urban Transition Centre
YES (Youth Employment Services)
MAHRS (Manitoba Aboriginal Human Resource Strategists)

Visible Mintorities
Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre - Life and Employability
Enhancement Program
Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.
Manitoba Start
Immigrant Women’s Association of Manitoba
Success Skills Centre
Immigrant Centre Manitoba

Persons with a Disability
Reaching Equality Employment Services
Society of Manitobans with Disabilities
W.A.S.O. Employment Services Work and Social Opportunities
Epic Opportunities
Sara Riel Inc.
Connect Employment Services

All partners are informed of job vacancies that will be advertised in the newspaper and other national sources the following Saturday along with the link to current University of Manitoba employment opportunities. The partners are responsible for screening their clients for suitability; candidates deemed suitable are then encouraged to apply to the University through the normal channels.   This partnership has been enhanced to include tracking the progress of the clients referred by Partners in April 2013.
All Partners will be invited to the University to present to a staff group and describe their agency’s work in assisting a specific designated group find employment.
The first of a series of Partner Information Sessions to be shared with staff was presented by Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) to the Middle Managers Group in February 2013. The topic of discussion was “Workplace Culture – Creating a diversified workplace that is inclusive, accessible, respectful and engaging” and included general and surprising facts about people with disabilities in employment, discussion surrounding disabilities and what employers and co-workers might expect and observe, categories of disability and what barriers may present themselves in employment – with a focus on recruiting, hiring, accommodating, and retaining people with disabilities or health