Bridging Concepts is an Indigenous career and workplace development consulting firm, led by Trina Maher, a well-known expert of Indigenous inclusion in Canada with 20 years of experience on labour market intervention strategies. Bridging Concepts has a national, and international footprint, of helping corporations, governments, non-profit agencies and educators learn how to connect with, and support, the career development of Indigenous talent. The company specializes in three key areas:
- development of customized management training and workforce planning strategies that enable companies to better relate to the Indigenous peoples’ story in Canada to more effectively recruit, retain, and create meaningful career paths for Indigenous talent;
- nation building within Indigenous community agencies through the customization of professional development programs that combine the best of organizational & people development approaches that are infused with an Indigenous worldview and delivered in cultural relevant methods; and
- contributing the reconciliation of the relationships between Canadian industry sectors, governments, and other service sectors with the Indigenous community through the advocacy, education and expert advisory services provided for a variety of projects and national working groups that aid in meaningful labour market interventions and employment development for Indigenous peoples.