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Promoting Self-Sufficiency Among Our Members
Serving our First Nation communities since 1990.

Provide direction, guidance and support to member First Nations Chiefs, Councils, staff and community members in community based business projects; Provide analysis of government (First Nation, federal and provincial) legislation, regulations and policies that affect OTC member First Nations.

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Program Guidelines

· Training Purchases
· Wage Subsidies
· Summer Student Employment
· Workshops for Youth
· Employment Counselling
· Self Employment Assistance
· Referrals to other Employment or Education Programs
· Career Decision Making
· Labour Market Information
· Resume Writing
· Job Finding Skills
· Apprenticeship Support
· On-the-job Training


 

Programs

Otter Program

Ogemawahj Tribal Training & Economic Resources

  • To assist OTC First Nation members who are long term unemployed, eligible for EI or on social assistance with in-school training, on-the-job training, work experience or a combination of both
  • To provide skills enhancement opportunities for OTC First Nation members
  • To provide Summer Employment Experience to OTC First Nation Secondary and Post Secondary students that have just completed a full academic program and will be entering another full academic program

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Application Forms

Please complete, print and bring the following forms to your first appointment.

Client Eligibility

To qualify for an ISETS program, a person must:

  • Be a member of an OTC First Nation
  • Resident in Ontario
  • Be unemployed, on social assistance or EI
  • Consideration will be given to clients who are underemployed and/or clients whose employment is at risk due to changes in the labour market, insufficient employment skills or certification.

Training Eligibility

  • Training to provide employable and/or transferable skills
  • Applicant will have a high probability of achieving employment when these skills are acquired
  • Training should lead to the Applicant’s self-sufficiency and career aspirations
  • To be eligible for training allowances, there must be the ability to monitor attendance and progress by OTTER staff

Eligible Training

  • Adult Basic Education/Upgrading is eligible. Upgrading to meet post secondary entrance requirements may be considered.
  • Industry Training (i.e. renewable training/short term tickets) may be considered on a one-time basis, provided other eligibility requirements are met
  • Apprenticeships (client must re-apply for each year of the apprenticeship)

Eligible Training Providers

  • Recognized and accredited training delivered by private, post-secondary and industry institutions
  • Delivery agents recognized by industry
  • Non-profit organization, business or unions may be eligible under each program’s specific criteria

Program Overview

  • Organizational Requests to Train Community Members
  • Individual Client Requests for In-Class and/or On-The-Job Work Experience · Training
  • Job Creation Program
  • Targeted Wage Subsidy Program
  • Youth at Risk Program
  • Youth Development Program
  • Summer Career Placement Program

Process To Apply

  • All applicants must complete the OTTER intake and assessment process
  • Applicants must complete a Participant Information Form (PIF) and 
  • Consent Form
  • Funding depends on budget availability
  • OTTER has an appeals process in place

Eligible Costs

  • Tuition and Books/Supplies
  • Living Allowances
  • Travel/Parking
  • Wages/MERC
  • Disability related supports
  • Upgrading
  • Other costs may be considered depending on program requirements

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Internal Positions

There are no internal positions available at this time.

Finance and Executive Assistant

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Finance and Executive Assistant.... Read More

Working under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director, the Finance and Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and BOD. The incumbent will also provide support to the Chief Financial Officer to assist with and maintain financial and information control systems and will also support the Employment and Training Coordinator, to provide all administrative duties of the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Agreement and its subsequent agreements.

  • A University or College Diploma in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, or equivalent, and a minimum of 5 years work experience in administration and finance support.
  • Must have proven administrative experience and be able to manage multiple duties simultaneously.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and publishing software preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with SAGE 300 (formerly ACCPAC.) Including A/R, A/P, G/L, Canadian Payroll and Bank Services 
  • Must have proven experience working with First Nation Government, First Nation communities and other levels of Government. A keen appreciation of Native culture and community aspirations is required.
  • Must have proven well-developed communication, staff/public relations and negotiating experience; must be highly self-motivated and able to work well independently or as a team member.
  • Must have valid Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be bondable.
  • A current Criminal Reference check relevant to the position is required and Vulnerable Sector Search.

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Hub Water & Wastewater Coordinator

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Hub Water and Wastewater Coordinator. ... Read More

To provide overall coordination in the delivery of the OTC Hub program ensuring all objectives for both Operational on-site support and development of requirements for the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) are being achieved. This includes contributing to the development of all documentation under the DWQMS that will allow OTC First Nations to meet the Provincial standards accreditation for system operations. Oversee and work in conjunction with OTC Hub Staff to develop all program processes and procedures to be established and maintained by OTC First Nations Water and Wastewater System staff. Additionally, build capacity within senior management to improve performance and response to needs for First Nation governments.

  • University degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of direct experience in the Water/Wastewater environmental regulatory field, including policy development/analysis, monitoring/improving regulatory compliance and reporting systems and functions.
  • Minimum 3 (three) years of experience with municipal drinking water and wastewater systems is an asset.
  • Knowledge of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and/or other management systems as they pertain to water and wastewater systems, for developing, planning, implementing and monitoring standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Ontario Water Resources Act, Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 (O. Reg. 170/03), Source Water Protection legislation, Permit to Take Water, environmental Compliance Approvals (Water, Wastewater) for various infrastructure components, Drainage Act, Conservation Act, WHMIS, Certification of Drinking-Water System Operations (O. Reg. 128/04), Drinking Water Quality Management Standard, Licensing Guide for Operators or Water and Waste Water Facilities, American Water Works Association Standards, O. Regulation 903 (Wells), procedures for chlorination and potable water supplies in Ontario, Federal Wastewater Guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management systems, policies, procedures and regulations; Municipal Asset Management experience is considered an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of regulations pertaining to water and wastewater operator licensing, certifications, and training involving requirements, maintenance, upgrades and renewals.
  • Must have proven, well-developed communication and staff/public relations skills; must be highly selfmotivated, and be able to work independently, and as a team member.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, file management, AutoCAD or related technical software, preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million in public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Criminal Reference check relevant to the position, and Current Medical confirming fitness to fulfill the duties as outlined in the Job Description.
  • Proficient keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g.: e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications).
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with Federal Officials, First Nation governments and other government agencies, the public and staff.

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Hub Water and Wastewater Advisor

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Hub Water & Wastewater Advisor. ... Read More

The OTC Water and Wastewater Operator Advisor will provide direct on-site assistance to the day-to-day operations for the OTC First Nations Water and Wastewater Operations personnel. The OTC Operator Advisor will work with other OTC HUB staff in delivering efficient and reliable support to OTC First Nation Water and Wastewater Operations. The Advisor will enhance the capacity and capability of OTC First Nations in meeting all aspects of drinking Water Standards followed within the Province of Ontario.

  • Minimum of Water Treatment Qualification – Level 2; Water Distribution Qualification – Level 2; With a preference for Water Treatment Level 3 or higher.
  • Minimum Wastewater Treatment Qualification – Level 2; Wastewater Collection Qualification Level 2 Certification.
  • College diploma in an environmental, water and wastewater technology, water quality technician, water systems operation and management or related programs is considered is a strong asset.
  • Maintain certification/licensing under Ont. Reg 128/04 made under the Safe Drinking Water Act and Ont. Reg. 129/04 made under the Ontario Water Resources Act.
  • Experience as an Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) position for water facilities is a must.
  • Experience with a membrane Water Treatment Facility is considered an asset.
  • Experience with chemically assisted filtration and ozonation treatment technology is considered an asset.
  • Experience with small treatment systems is considered an asset.
  • Experience with a tertiary Wastewater Treatment Facility is considered an asset.
  • Confined Space Entry and WHMIS.
  • Currently have or willing to get Working at Heights Training.
  • Knowledge and Experience with SCADA computer system is required.
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours. Availability for on-call shifts.
  • Must have experience working with First Nation Government, First Nation Communities and other levels of Government. A keen appreciation of OTC First Nations cultures and community aspirations is required.
  • Must have proven, well-developed communication and staff/public relations skills; must be highly selfmotivated, and be able to work independently, and as a team member.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, file management, AutoCAD or related technical software, preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million in public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Criminal Reference check relevant to the position, and Current Medical confirming fitness to fulfill the duties as outlined in the Job Description

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Hub Water Technician

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of HUB Water Technician. ... Read More

To support, enhance and develop OTC communities’ knowledge and readiness in meeting all objectives of the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) and Ontario Drinking Water and Wastewater Standards. Taking direction from the OTC Hub Coordinator, develop any and all required documentation for water and wastewater systems operations that will enable OTC First Nations to meet Provincial standards. Contribute to the OTC Hub program by promoting and building knowledge, awareness and capacity within each community to ensure longevity of First Nation Water and Wastewater assets.

  • A College diploma relating to: water and wastewater technician, water quality technician, water systems operation and management program or an environmental studies related discipline is a must; Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum three (3) years of direct experience in the Water/Wastewater environmental regulatory field, including experience with policy development/analysis, monitoring/improving regulatory compliance and reporting systems and functions is a must.
  • Knowledge of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and/or other management systems as they pertain to water and wastewater systems, for developing, planning, implementing and monitoring standard operating policies and procedures in highly regulated industries is an asset.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Ontario Water Resources Act, Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 (O. Reg. 170/03), Source Water Protection legislation, Permit to Take Water, Certificate of Approval (Water, Wastewater) for various infrastructure components, Drainage Act, Conservation Act, WHMIS, Certification of Drinking-Water System Operations (O. Reg. 128/04), Licensing Guide for Operators or Water and Waste Water Facilities, American Water Works Association Standards, O. Regulation 903 (Wells), procedures for chlorination and potable water supplies in Ontario, Wastewater Federation Guidelines. 
  • Experience working with First Nation Government, First Nation Communities and other levels of Government is an asset. A keen appreciation of OTC First Nations cultures and community aspirations is required.
  • Must have proven well-developed communication and staff/public relations skills; must be highly selfmotivated, and be able to work independently, and as a team member.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, file management, AutoCAD or related technical software, preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million in public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Criminal Reference check relevant to the position, and Current Medical confirming fitness to fulfill the duties as outlined in the Job Description.

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Regional Energy Coordinator

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Regional Energy Coordinator. ... Read More

Reporting the OTC Executive Director, the primary responsibility of the Regional Energy Coordinator is to coordinate the objectives and deliverables as set out in the applicable energy programs (Community Energy Champion, Education and Capacity Building and Community Energy Planning) being implemented at the Ogemawahj Tribal Council and in its member communities. The position will entail supporting and advancing the CEP’s (Community Energy Plans) in each of the OTC communities as well as pursuing the development of a regional CEP for the OTC. The position will require a highly engaged approach in working with communities to implement their current plans, initiate a regional OTC plan, provide education and awareness on energy related topics and initiatives, establish an energy network of people and resources for the OTC, as well as act as a liaison for the communities with other First Nation organizations with a particular focus on those working in the energy sector. It will require working closely with the OTC’s technical department in delivering exceptional technical expertise by providing workshops and training related to energy as well as assisting with other OTC Technical events. In addition, the position will the candidate to be knowledgeable on a variety of topics related First Nation’s energy and will require that research and capacity building be a part of their regular development.

  • Post-secondary degree / diploma in Environmental Engineering and/or 3-5 years of similar work experience in the energy sector
  • Previous experience with data collecting (Ability to collect, document, analyze and interpret data and information)
  • Demonstrated skills in report writing; technical document review; organizing meetings and events
  • Must be able to effectively achieve measurable objectives within directed work plans
  • Must be self-motivated and able to effectively work with minimal supervision/direction
  • Extensive experience in research and analysis
  • Must be able to consult with First Nation community members
  • Must be able to handle a variety of different work types (e.g. desk, field, public, team, independent)
  • Must have proficient computer skills and proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, file management and working knowledge of energy related technical software, preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours. May be required to make themselves available on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million in public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Criminal Reference check relevant to the position.

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External Positions

Finance and Executive Assistant

Working under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director, the Finance and Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and BOD. The incumbent will also provide support to the Chief Financial Officer to assist with and maintain financial and information control systems and will also support the Employment and Training Coordinator, to provide all administrative duties of the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Agreement and its subsequent agreements.... Read More

 A University or College Diploma in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, or equivalent, and a minimum of 5 years work experience in administration and finance support.
 Must have proven administrative experience and be able to manage multiple duties simultaneously.
 Must have excellent computer skills, proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and publishing software preferably in a Microsoft environment.
 Must have knowledge and experience with SAGE 300 (formerly ACCPAC.) Including A/R, A/P, G/L, Canadian Payroll and Bank Services
 Must have proven experience working with First Nation Government, First Nation communities and other levels of Government. A keen appreciation of Native culture and community aspirations is required.
 Must have proven well-developed communication, staff/public relations and negotiating experience; must be highly self-motivated and able to work well independently or as a team member.
 Must have valid Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
 Must be bondable.
 A current Criminal Reference check relevant to the position is required and Vulnerable Sector Search.

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REGIONAL ENERGY COORDINATOR DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 4:00pm

Reporting the OTC Executive Director, the primary responsibility of the Regional Energy Coordinator is to coordinate the objectives and deliverables as set out in the applicable energy programs (Community Energy Champion, Education and Capacity Building and Community Energy Planning) being implemented at the Ogemawahj Tribal Council and in its member communities. The position will entail supporting and advancing the CEP’s (Community Energy Plans) in each of the OTC communities as well as pursuing the development of a regional CEP for the OTC. The position will require a highly engaged approach in working with communities to implement their current plans, initiate a regional OTC plan, provide education and awareness on energy related topics and initiatives, establish an energy network of people and resources for the OTC, as well as act as a liaison for the communities with other First Nation organizations with a particular focus on those working in the energy sector. It will require working closely with the OTC’s technical department in delivering exceptional technical expertise by providing workshops and training related to energy as well as assisting with other OTC Technical events. In addition, the position will the candidate to be knowledgeable on a variety of topics related First Nation’s energy and will require that research and capacity building be a part of their regular development.... Read More

    Post-secondary degree / diploma in Environmental Engineering and/or 3-5 years of similar work experience in the energy sector
 Previous experience with data collecting (Ability to collect, document, analyze and interpret data and information)
 Demonstrated skills in report writing; technical document review; organizing meetings and events;
 Must be able to effectively achieve measurable objectives within directed work plans;
 Must be self-motivated and able to effectively work with minimal supervision/direction
 Extensive experience in research and analysis
 Must be able to consult with First Nation community members
 Must be able to handle a variety of different work types (e.g. desk, field, public, team, independent)
 Must have proficient computer skills and proven experience with word processing, spreadsheet, file management and working knowledge of energy related technical software, preferably in a Microsoft         environment.
 Ability to work flexible hours. May be required to make themselves available on evenings and weekends as needed.
 Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, $2 million in public liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
 Criminal Reference check relevant to the position.

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National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Coordinator is responsible to plan and deliver programs that focus on the reduction and prevention of substance abuse within the community of Alderville.... Read More

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Coordinator is responsible to plan and deliver programs that focus on the reduction and prevention of substance abuse within the community of Alderville. This is a permanent, full-time position at 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Health & Social Services.

  • Minimum of post-secondary diploma in Psychology, Social Work, Addictions or related field
  • 2-5 years’ experience in Addiction Services and/or Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselling
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Native culture, traditions, teachings, community dynamics
  • Must have valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license with reliable method of transportation
  • Current Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search required (if position offered)

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Education Manager

The Education Manager is responsible for the operation and delivery of the elementary & secondary school programs, post- secondary program, AFN student bussing program and the Ojibway language program offered within the community. ... Read More

After 40 years of service, Nancy Marsden-Fox, Alderville First Nation’s Education Manager will be retiring from her position in early 2021. In an effort to ensure sufficient time for knowledge sharing and a smooth transition of responsibilities, AFN is initiating a recruitment search for Nancy’s replacement. It is our intention to hire an AFN Community member under the Employment & Training funding earmarked for Alderville members, who will train and work closely with Nancy during the upcoming 2020/2021 school year beginning in September. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this opportunity you are encouraged to review the following job posting and apply for this position. A celebration to honour Nancy’s many years of service and accomplishments will be forthcoming.

The Education Manager is responsible for the operation and delivery of the elementary & secondary school programs, post- secondary program, AFN student bussing program and the Ojibway language program offered within the community. As well, the Education Manager oversees the Student Services Coordinator of the Alderville First Nation Student Services and AFN’s Librarian. This includes development, implementation and coordination of the Alderville First Nation policies, procedures and standards; as well as the preparation of reports as required by the Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) funding agreement, and/or any other respective funding agency, and for the recruitment, selection and supervision of contract personnel working within the programs.

This is a permanent full-time position, at 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the First Nation Administrator.

  • Post-Secondary graduate - preferably in education, counselling or related field
  • Must have sound knowledge of counselling principles and practices
  • Must have demonstrated experience in financial reporting & financial management
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to provide flexible and competent educational guidance
  • Supervisory ability, preferably with related experience
  • Must have valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license with reliable method of transportation
  • Current Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search required (if position offered).

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Accounting Clerk (12 Month Maternity Leave Contract)

The Alderville First Nation is seeking a dependable, enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Accounting Clerk.... Read More

The Alderville First Nation is seeking a dependable, enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Accounting Clerk. Working as part of the Finance Team in a fast paced environment where the main responsibility is to provide support, sound bookkeeping services and financial analysis for Alderville First Nation in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal/Provincial legislation and Alderville First Nation policies and procedures. This is a 12-month contract position to cover a Maternity Leave of Absence, at 35 hours per week, with potential for extension. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager.

  • Completion of Post-Secondary education and/or industry courses relevant to Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years of financial experience (full accounting cycle)
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP and accounting functions/practices
  • Must have valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license with reliable method of transportation
  • Current Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search required (if position offered).

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There are no external positions available at this time.

Department Contact

Vera Cochrane

Employment & Training Officer

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 202
Cell: 705-955-0449

Vera is a proud member of Curve Lake First Nation and currently works as Employment Officer for Ogemawahj Tribal Council since Sept 2015.  Knowledge and appreciation of Anishinabek culture, language and heritage.

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20 Yrs experience in Employment Counselling, the last ten under the ASET Program

Vera ‘s employment history includes:  OFIFC/Can Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor as Employment Counsellor- delivery of Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training programs, 10 yrs., 

Federal Government - Transport Canada clerical position 10 yrs., and Casino Rama Recruiter - Human Resources 10 yrs.

Collaboration, partnership development, group facilitation and public speaking, financial budgeting and reporting experience.

Graduate of Aboriginal Community Development Certification program from George Brown College.

Supporting OTC communities in our programs and service delivery provide a sense of pride as we continue to strive for continuous success in our people.   

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