Makhos Staffing Solutions Inc. is a specialized staffing, training and consulting company designed to support Indigenous Peoples gain meaningful employment within industry. Our exclusive program, Bridge the Gap, also offers education and training for businesses to ensure awareness all around. Our proven program has placed various individuals into meaningful and long-term employment positions within industry. The key strength of Makhos, a Certified Aboriginal Business, lies within its team of industry and community professionals sharing the same passion, vison and similar past experience learning base. The combination provides a powerful recipe for success. Makhos believes in fostering an environment of continuous improvement and learning. As part of this belief, Makhos has opportunities to assist the sector and the communities we serve develop and then expand an inclusive employment network.

Our Team

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BOB WATTS

DIRECTOR

Bob is the former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations Canada, has served as the Chief of Staff to the Assembly of First Nations National Chief, and is a Former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of Canada. A Harvard educated scholar from Mohawk and Ojibway ancestry, Bob is the current VP of Indigenous Relations at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. While at Harvard, Bob studied and practiced extensively on Indigenous training topics which he has carried on with throughout his career. A negotiations expert, Bob is also a current Adjunct Professor at Queens University and provides Makhos with a solid diversity and inclusion training and consultation platform for our clients. Bob also led the formation of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by the parties to the historic Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to examine and make recommendations regarding the Indian Residential School era and its legacy. Bob led the process, supported by an excellent team and many organizations from across Canada and internationally, to create the policies and processes in order to firmly establish the Commission. This involved setting up a federal department and trying to balance the official structure with policies and processes which reflected the wishes of Survivors, Aboriginal organizations and Canadians generally.

NICK SAUNDERS

ADVISOR

Co-Developer of the Bridge the Gap Program, and 3rd Term Electrical Apprentice (CUSW). Nick has gained multifaceted experiences which he brings to our team. Nick acts as a consultant to numerous Ontario based organizations supporting First Nations advancement including: Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO) and Aboriginal Labor Force Development (consulting for placements for Hydro One). Nick has been the driving force behind the successful placement of members of First Nations communities in various positions within and outside of the Power Sector for many years. Nick has access to a large and diverse number of candidates for employment throughout the Province. Nick currently serves on Council at Nawash First Nation.