SLMP - Statement of Intent
The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (SLMP) program is committed to working in culturally responsive ways with Indigenous peoples, organizations and communities.
This statement of intent guides all SLMP program work:
We are committed to working collaboratively with our partners to help ensure everyone benefits from economic activity in British Columbia. We are continually working to increase cultural-responsiveness of our staff, our policies and our processes.
We acknowledge the historical and continuing impacts of colonization and recognize the importance of culture and lands for Indigenous peoples. We are committed to an approach that honours the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
As part of this commitment, we will take the time to build strong relationships of mutual respect and trust, and to work and learn together in a culturally humble way. Through flexibility in our program delivery and honouring of Indigenous approaches, we aim to reduce barriers to success and to promote cultural safety for our Indigenous partners and employees.
For projects that are not led by Indigenous partners, SLMP staff can work with you and suggest ways to ensure a culturally safe environment for all participants and contributors, including Indigenous representatives.
If you have questions, or need help with your project, reach out to us at: LabourMarketPartnerships.gov.bc.ca