Night for Rights Partner Sponsor
Through its ‘Skills to Succeed’ initiative, Accenture is focused on advancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals by using technology to drive impact at scale. Through projects such as the recent collaboration with JHR to build the Dibaajimo digital learning portal for its Indigenous Reporter Program, Accenture and its Fjord design team is transitioning skill-building programs into sustainable jobs and businesses to create large scale and long-lasting solutions that will work to close global employment gaps. The portal enables JHR to more effectively train Indigenous journalists to report on human rights in their communities, and further drive JHR’s mandate to establish a strong and independent media community that focuses on key issues and drives change.
The Indigenous Reporter Program focuses on building workplace entrepreneurial skills for Indigenous journalists through the Dibaajimo digital portal that creates a network of connected classrooms and self-learning modules. Accenture has proven its true commitment to support diversity in building this essential website.
“Our work with JHR speaks to our core value of Stewardship, which to Accenture, means building a better company for future generations, acting with an owner mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment,” said Theresa Ebden, Director, Media Relations at Accenture in Canada. “Through our Skills to Succeed initiative, Accenture and Fjord have built a tool that will help Indigenous voices be heard by all of Canada, while furthering our goal to equip more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to find a job or build a business by the end of fiscal 2020.”