The Government of Canada announces federal funding to Winnipeg’s Whyte Ridge Community Centre.
Whyte Ridge Community Centre is receiving support from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg to build a new outdoor recreation and gathering space
April 14, 2022 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Community centres are the heart of neighbourhoods. They are places where people of all ages and abilities gather to connect with one another, and participate in activities that support their mental and physical well-being. The three levels of government are supporting this community initiative that will revitalize a public space, safely welcome back visitors, and stimulate the economy.
Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced $375,000 in funding to build a splash pad at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre. With support from PrairiesCan through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, this new outdoor space will serve as a meeting place for neighbours to socialize and enjoy the warm summer months in Winnipeg.
The Government of Canada is committed to promoting economic growth on the Prairies through programs and services, which help businesses, not-for-profits and communities grow stronger.
The City of Winnipeg announced a contribution of $225,000 toward the project at Whyte Ridge Community Centre from the Land Dedication Reserve Fund.
The project will feature a 3,000 square foot accessible spray pad surrounded by asphalt pathways, updated landscaping, and additional park features.
“Vibrant communities lead to strong local economies. These are the places where people want to live, work and raise families. Our government is pleased to make an investment in the Whyte Ridge Community Centre, to help improve local infrastructure, bring people safely back to public spaces, and enjoy some much deserved Summer fun!”
– The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan
“Community centres play an important role in the lives of Canadians. They help build strong communities, relationships and a sense of fellowship among neighbours. This investment is about creating an inviting outdoor space for the residents of the Fort Whyte community and beyond to gather and enjoy the outdoors.”
– Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South
“In Manitoba, community centres are a hub of activity and togetherness for community. The new space that will be created at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre will provide an area for families in southwest Winnipeg to gather and form new relationships for generations to come.”
– Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke, Province of Manitoba
“More and more young families are moving into Linden Ridge, Whyte Ridge, and the surrounding neighbourhoods. I’m very pleased to be working with Whyte Ridge Community Centre on many upgrades and improvements in our community.”
– Councillor Janice Lukes, Waverley West Ward, City of Winnipeg
“The southwest area of Winnipeg is greatly lacking in aquatic venues and to have an accessible and free option in this area is incredibly exciting for all the surrounding communities. We are very thankful for the funding from PrairiesCan which is helping to make this a reality as well as funding from both the Canada Community Building Fund and the City of Winnipeg.”
– Kimberley O’Hara, President, Whyte Ridge Community Centre, Board of Directors
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2022 continues to be a challenging year for APAC’s HR leaders as companies return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact. HR Tech Festival 2022, organized by HRM Asia, returns May 10-13 to celebrate its 21st anniversary in a hybrid event format with a week-long of activities and programmes curated for the region’s HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire.
With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for attendees’ needs and preferences. The 4-day event will bring together 4,000 attendees, 200 global and regional speakers and 30 international innovative brands.
Joanna Bush, Managing Director, HRM Asia, says, “HR Tech Festival Asia is celebrating 21 years as Asia’s leading HR tech event, and we are looking forward to bringing Asia’s HR community back together in 2022. HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which will return both in-person and online, will present a week-long offering of exciting programmes and activities that will allow you to personalise your own unique festival experience.”
“With 2022 shaping up to be a complex but interesting year for HR, we invite you to join the biggest gathering of the region’s HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire, as we continue to shape the world of work together.”
It’s time for a reunion like no other at the first in-person HR event in Singapore
On 10 May, step out from the virtual to real life to re-establish your connections with the HR community in-person at HR Tech Festival Live, a one-day in-person event under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022.
Kicking off the highly anticipated in-person event at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre is Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore, who is the Guest of Honour with his opening remarks at 10am (SGT).
Attendees can then expect to be refreshed with high-energy, engaging presentations on cutting-edge ideas, and illuminating sessions on key HR topics such as:
– The Future of Human Development – Understanding ASEAN’s vision and innovation for a changing world.
– Humanising Transformation – Enabling sustainable growth for people and workers.
– Weathering the Talent Management Storm from Inside Out – A strategic response to the changing talent landscape.
– Leadership Staying Power: Preparing for the future.
– Skills are the New Currency in the New World of Talent Management – How you can prepare your organisation and people for this.
– Modern Work: A Fresh New Look at the Future – Providing a new perspective into the future of work.
Featured speakers at HR Tech Festival Live include:
– Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange
– Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division
– Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB & World Economic Forum Future of Work Fellow
– Grace Huang, Head of People & Organisation, Siemens
– Rashmi Mishra Sharma, Head of People & Capability Building, GovTech Singapore, and Consultant at Harvard Business School – Corporate Learning
– Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO)
– Eddie Lee, HR Technology Strategist, Future of Talent Economy (FOTE) Network
HR Tech Festival Live will also be shining a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia with the HR Fest Awards 2022, which is celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region’s top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors.
23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and Engagement, Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader. The winners will be announced live and in-person at the award presentation on May 10 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre Singapore.
Connecting virtually, reimagining the future of HR collectively
For those who wish to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 remotely, HR Tech Festival Online, taking place from May 11-13, offers the ideal virtual platform to learn from global and regional HR experts, discover innovative solutions, and build virtual connections through a series of programmes and activities over the three event days. Mr Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, will be giving the opening address at 9am (SGT) as the Guest of Honour.
Making a debut this year is the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Summit, which will examine how to improve human development at work. ASEAN’s national HR Association, thought leaders, and the ASEAN professional community will come together virtually on May 11 to discuss, debate, and establish a balance of economic and human development to the most diverse region in the world.
Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, AHDO, says, “COVID has been a game changer and the HR Community has shown unprecedented leadership in enabling organisational resilience that allows companies to adapt and innovate. To see where this goes next, you do not want to miss the AHDO Summit at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which highlights the new human development dimension in companies across the ASEAN region.”
As organisations look to advance workplace gender equity, the Women in HR Technology Summit is a must-not-miss for HR leaders in Asia. Taking place virtually on May 11, the Asia-exclusive and popular half-day conference will take place alongside HR Tech Festival Online. Programme Chair Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, will lead an esteemed line-up of female HR leaders such as Ruby Kolesky, Co-CEO and Heart of Product, Joyous and Lydia Wu, Head of Talent Analytics and Transformation, Panasonic, in offering insights into key technologies that can help drive gender equity in the workplace.
Attendees can also look forward to the HR Leaders’ APAC Summit taking place virtually on May 11 and hear from luminaries such as Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and CEO of the Josh Bersin Company; Mervyn Dinnen, Author and HR & Talent Acquisition Analyst; Gary Cookson, Director, EPIC HR; and Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice, University of Bath, as they address the business challenges and critical priorities facing HR leaders today.
The prestigious and popular ASEAN Future of Work, organised in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower Singapore and the Regional Centre for the Future of Work, is also back for its third run virtually. Themed “Navigating Labour Market Recovery: A Balancing Act for Businesses, Workers and Governments”, the half day conference features speakers from regional governments, unions, and the public sector, who will share insights on how they put people first in their strategies to recover from the pandemic.
Speakers such as Deanna Ong, Chief People Officer, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Jason Seng, Partner, People Advisory Services – Workforce Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory will also discuss how different stakeholders can work together to balance varying needs and interests, as ASEAN adapts to post-COVID business models and ways of working.
Innovation and technologies to support organisations to refresh and reimagine HR strategies
HR Tech Marketplace, which is taking place from May 10-13, will present the biggest showcase of HR solutions and products from global and regional solution providers under one roof. These include ADP, AMS, Ceridian, Coursera for Business, Cornerstone, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, SumTotal, Top Employers Institute, and Workforce Singapore (WSG).
Technologies and products on offer cover the entire spectrum of HR and attendees can choose to engage in-person or virtually with the exhibitors for a consultation on how they can support their HR transformation needs or view a product demonstration. Attendees can also glimpse into the future where innovative solutions and upcoming technology may emerge as the new norm of the future through the Start-up Hub.
HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is proud to partner with ASEAN Human Development Organisation and its regional HR association members and organisations to curate the event to meet the needs of the HR profession and contribute to the development of the profession.
HR Tech Festival Asia 2021 will take place on 10 May 2022 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre and 11-13 May 2022 virtually. For more information, visit www.hrtechfestivalasia.com.
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