Connecting the Indigenous community with employment opportunities through

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We are building a Canada where Indigenous and barriered jobseekers have equal access to employment opportunities as all other Canadians.

Our Children's Medicine bridges the gaps between Indigenous and barriered job seekers, Canadian businesses and nonprofit agencies to eliminate barriers to employment. Using HigherMe's assessment-based hiring platform, job seekers create an online profile that eliminates the resume and instead highlights skills, attitude and lived experiences.

"With OCM, I was encouraged to think about what aspects of my culture could benefit me in the workforce, skills I hadn’t used before when applying for work. I now work full-time at OFIFC in Toronto!"

Randi O’Brien 

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Indigenous and barriered job seekers face multiple barriers to employment

Limited work experience
No high school diploma or resume
No desktop internet

 Agency partnerships allow OCM to  connect with Indigenous job seekers

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"OCM has finally found a way to advance our community without sacrificing our cultural skills and experience. They took their time, and listened, and I wish they were around years ago!"

Karen Bomberry
Grand River Employment & Training

"I don’t just like OCM, I LOVE it! I’ve never had this level of engagement with the Indigenous community. It’s magical."

Krystal A
TD Canada Trust

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Through HigherMe, Indigenous job seekers get hired by reconciliation-focused national brands

Our Results

Since partnering with HigherMe in September 2017, we've set the course towards building a sustainable, national employment tool.

65+

businesses hire with OCM

6000+

candidates in our Talent Pool

68%

of interviews lead to hires

294

jobseekers employed
in the last year

Our goal is to connect 100,000 jobseekers with employment

Our Children's Medicine

Our Children's Medicine connects Indigenous and barriered job seekers, Canadian businesses and nonprofit agencies to eliminate barriers to employment. Using HigherMe's assessment-based hiring platform, job seekers create an online profile that shifts the focus from prior work experience to lived and cultural experiences. OCM became an independent not-for-profit in 2017 with governance and oversight provided by Birch Hill Equity Partners. 

‘Our Children’s Medicine’ has been incorporated under the Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.
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