• Former OTTER Participant a Red Seal Carpenter at Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation

    Posted on December 6, 2017

    In the attached video Marc Manatch, OTC’s Employment & Training Coordinator interviews former OTTER participant Joe Kozlinsky about his experiences working through the apprenticeship program to become a Red Seal Carpenter.  Joe is a member of the Mississauga’s of Scugog Island where he is also employed in the construction department in his field of study. ...

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  • Indigenous history, culture now mandatory part of Ontario curriculum

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    Revisions to courses like Social Studies and History have begun, to be complete by fall 2018. Ontario will incorporate the contributions, histories, culture and perspectives of Indigenous peoples into a revised curriculum for all students in the province, the education minister announced… Click here to continue reading the article.

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  • Hugh ‘Buzzy’ Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program

    Posted on November 1, 2017

    The objective of this program is to continue with the spirit of Hugh Big Canoe’s dedication to assist Youth understand and enter into business. For more information, click here. To apply for the Hugh ‘Buzzy’ Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program, click here.

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  • Hugh “Buzzy” Big Canoe Youth Entrepreneurship Program Award Winner

    Posted on October 26, 2017

    The OTTER is pleased to announce Casey Searle and her Casey’s Catchers business from Georgina Island as the 2017-18 Hugh Big Canoe Youth Business Award winner.  Casey makes and sells a variety of beautiful dream catchers. Casey is expanding her small home business to include online and retail sales. Casey will be using her award...

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  • Success Story: Stewart McCue

    Posted on October 17, 2017

    Success Story: Stewart McCue Fire Fighter In Training – Graduate of Pre-Service Fire Fighter Course at Sir Sandford Fleming College Stewart McCue a member of Georgina Island First Nation worked with the Georgina Fire Department under the supervision of the Deputy Fire Chief as full-time recruit firefighter. He completed a forty- week program including in-house...

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  • Celebrating Who We Are

    Posted on August 22, 2017

    This summer, two major events have taken place in the Toronto area – the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE). The OTC communities have had participation at various levels in both events. What a great moment for us – athletes, volunteers, educators, parents and partners. We are...

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  • This year’s winner of the OTTER programs annual “Hugh “Buzzy” Big Canoe” Youth Entrepreneurship Award

    Posted on August 14, 2017

    Casey Searle, a member of Georgina Island First Nation is this year’s recipient of the OTTER programs annual “Hugh “Buzzy” BigCanoe” Youth Entrepreneurship award!  Casey owns and operates her own business “Casey’s Catchers” which supplies original unique handmade beaded dreamcatchers, keychains, earrings other customized works to her customers both near and far. Please check back...

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  • Bayshore Variety and Video

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    OTTER Targeted Wage Subsidy Program Sue Sandy, pictured above with newly trained Sales Associate Tandy MacDonald is the owner of Bayshore Variety & Video located on beautiful Christian Island in the southern tip of Georgian Bay. Bayshore Variety is a locally owned and operated business that provides grocery and fuel services as well as a...

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  • North American Indigenous Games

    Posted on July 21, 2017

    Hi All, As we all know, the North American Indigenous Games is happening down in Toronto this week. Been seeing a lot of coverage on social media, it lights up my heart to see our youth out there doing what they love. As many of you know my son is interning with the Aboriginal Sports...

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  • Targeted Wage Subsidy Program

    Posted on April 26, 2017

    Chigamik is a non-profit community –governed primary health care organization providing a combination of primary care, health promotion programs and community development initiatives that are culturally relevant, and holistic. Chigamik Community Health Centre in Midland hired a Beausoleil community member as an Indigenous Registered Practical Nurse. Summary of the training was to have Ryan gain...

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