An important local mission
In partnership with the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) and Manitoba Hydro, Sodexo delivers tangible benefits to the local communities in addition to the usual services required to keep the remote site running smoothly. We offer subcontracting opportunities to small businesses, recruit talent from the NCN, and help workers acquire skills they can use long after the project is finished.
In terms of social initiatives, Sodexo effectively trains and hires Aboriginal employees, purchases goods from local small businesses and achieves the four key objectives of the PAR program: business development, employment, and individual capacity development and community relations.
Well being and leisure
To promote healthy living and leisure, Sodexo also successfully manages the recreation center which offers a gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts, a fitness center, two movie theaters and organizes activities such as volleyball, floor hockey and baseball tournaments.
Success and the numbers to prove it
According to a survey conducted in spring 2009, the friendliness and helpfulness of the Sodexo staff received a satisfaction rate of more than 75%. Sodexo exceeds the Aboriginal employment target at every level. For example, Aboriginal catering and housekeeping staff has reached 81% versus the original 65% goal. During this same period, workers received 38,000 hours of valuable training. And Sodexo has implemented a 6-month Manager Training Program in which high-potential NCN workers are prepared for full-time management positions.
What we do for Manitoba Hydro
Road maintenance, snow removal, water treatment, waste and water collection, vehicle fleet maintenance, electrical, plumbing and carpentry work, preventative maintenance for the camp, fire fighting, entertainment centre management, licensed lounge, convenience store, food services, housekeeping, laundry, janitorial, camp-office management and security.