Human Resources Survey & Database

In 2011 the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations received a grant from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation to conduct a Human Resources Survey of our community members. Les Taylor, Band Manager, supervised the project while Jessie Hemphill, Executive Assistant & Communications Officer, coordinated it.

Four community members were hired to carry out the survey: Cara Anderson, Gloria Brotchie, Thomas Jack (below) and Lucy Scow (left). Lori Anderson helped as the fill-in surveyor. Surveyors were separated into two teams (red: Cara & Lucy / blue: Thomas & Gloria). The survey itself was created using SurveyMonkey, so that people could access it online. Each survey team had an iPad to enter people's survey responses into the online survey.

Each community member that took the survey received a gift card to thank them for their participation. After the project end-date (March 31) names were also drawn for the grand prize, an iPad, plus an iPod Touch and various gift cards. Each participant also received a copy of their own survey responses plus a thank-you letter in the mail.

In the end, 198 surveys were completed. This was 100 more surveys that we anticipated, so the project was a huge success. The information will be used to help the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations identify needs in the community, target training & employment so it can be most effective, and work with individuals to help them reach their goals. The information will also be used to guide policy and planning for the Nations.

To view the final report for this project, with detailed descriptions of how we did each step as well as the results, click here

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