Staff of North Island Employment celebrates receipt of Leadership Award. North Island Employement Foundation Society (NIEFS) recently was awarded a Provincial Leadership Award for excellence as an organization for its achievements in community-based workforce development. With a membership of over 250 employment and training organizations ASPECT’s 2010 organization of the year award is important recognition of NIEFS contributions to the development and delivery of effective community-based services. Doug Preston, Executive Director was both surprised and pleased with this recognition. Preston stated, “This award is really recognition of the significant work that NIEFS staff and the businesses, education and employment organizations in our communities have taken to ensure workers receive the skill development needed to be successful in a difficult and rapidly changing labour market.