In 2013-2014 TRIEC and our partners celebrated 10 years of amazing success. Yet, skilled immigrants still face barriers to employment in the Greater Toronto Region. What is more, often they find themselves in roles that do not use their skills fully with little opportunity for growth.
For TRIEC to have another 10 years of meaningful success, we need to rethink what we are doing and how we are doing it. We need to build on the strengths of these past 10 years and chart a new course for the future as leaders in immigrant employment. There is more to be done and the work needs to be done in collaboration.
There are many potential paths to achieve our vision of a Greater Toronto Region that prospers by fully engaging the contributions of skilled immigrants. After consulting with our stakeholders, we developed our 2014-2017 strategic plan with three goals focused on our desired outcomes. Through a focused collaborative approach, TRIEC aims to help build our better future.
GOAL 1. LEAD EMPLOYER CULTURE CHANGE
We know that employer engagement is a key pillar for immigrant integration. Employer engagement, specifically with the focus of shifting employer culture towards more inclusion, will continue to be central to TRIEC’s work as we seek to identify new opportunities to engage partners in advancing employer culture change.
GOAL 2. REACH AND EMPOWER MORE SKILLED IMMIGRANTS
TRIEC’s solutions to improve the working life of skilled immigrants are powerful—yet they could be even more so if we could reach even more individuals. While supporting The Mentoring Partnership and the Professional Immigrant Networks initiative, TRIEC will continue to work through partnerships to expand our ability to reach and empower immigrant talent.
GOAL 3. BE AN OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
In order to deliver on our goals, TRIEC needs to be an effective and sustainable non-profit organization. Looking forward, we aim to build our sustainability by diversifying our revenue sources, strengthening our staff, IT infrastructure and governance processes, while also developing our brand and implementing measurement and evaluation strategies.
Download TRIEC’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan to learn more. The ultimate aim of the plan is, as it has always been, to build a better future for our region by fully engaging the contributions of skilled immigrants. We hope that you will continue to work with us towards this goal.
Thank you to all those who helped to develop this strategy. In particular, thank you to our partners who participated in our consultation sessions; the mentees from The Mentoring Partnership and the leaders of Professional Immigrant Networks who responded to our survey; the TRIEC Board of Directors; and the TRIEC staff. For more information on the strategic plan and how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.