Role of Workforce Resource Groups
I know many of us may not have been able to take time to connect over the holidays, but the new year is always a great time to find ways to connect in a different way.
Feeling connected is something we really value at AHS, which is one reason why we launched Workforce Resource Groups a few years ago.
These voluntary groups bring together members of our workforce who share common identities, characteristics, bonds and backgrounds. They help ensure those who may be marginalized or experiencing barriers have the support and resources they need to feel connected and grow.
Members can network, address common issues and concerns and receive support from others in the organization with similar backgrounds, experiences or interests. Now 900 members strong and growing, these groups help improve our sense of belonging, inclusion and engagement for all.
Joining me to tell us more are the co-chairs of our three current workforce resource groups:
- Jenny Vannistelrooy, Manager Contract Strategy and Performance, EMS, and co-chair of the EMS Women Leaders workforce resource group
- Andrew McCloskey, Senior Organizational Change Management Specialist, Technology Services, IT, and co-chair of the Proud Together LGBTQ2S workforce resource group
- Randal Bell, Senior Advisor - Indigenous Populations, Provincial Planning & Capacity Management, and co-chair of the Ethnic Minority workforce resource group
Jenny, Andrew and Randall discuss the idea behind the workforce resource groups, updates on what their specific groups have been up to, and what they hope to see in 2021.