Maamawi, minonakiiwin ga zhitoomin ji shkewziyaang wii Ogimaakangeying, nakeying enenjgewaat edbendaagzijig.

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.


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



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

Job Board

Internal Positions

Regional Energy Coordinator

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.... Read More

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Finance Manager

Working under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Manager will direct the day to day financial operations of the OTC in a professional manner to ensure accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and ensure compliance with the policies and administrative objectives of the OTC and government regulations.... Read More

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There are no internal positions available at this time.

External Positions

There are no external positions available at this time.


The Ogemawahj Tribal Council is currently accepting proposals for a qualified anishnaabemowin lead to work with us on updating anishnaabemowin language resource. Your role is to update/edit OTC developed language resources and use the current curriculum guidelines (if applicable), advise with OTC knowledge keepers, to produce an edited 2022 OTC language resource. ... Read More

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Human Resources Manager- Open Until Filled

Position Summary: The Human Resources Manager is a self-starting, highly motivated individual responsible for the development, implementation and updating of the Alderville First Nation (AFN) human resources policies, procedures & standards, recruitment & selection and for the supervision of staff charged with responsibility of components of the HR function including Group Health & Pension Plans, administration of staff timesheets, preparation of reports and any other duties assigned by the First Nation Administrator and/or Chief & Council.... Read More


  • Provides advice and counsel to the First Nation Administrator and/or Chief & Council in all matters related to HR Management for AFN; attends Council meetings upon request.

  • Provides coaching to Program Coordinators, Supervisors, & Managers with HR Management capacity building; manages any staff complaint and/or grievance procedure.

  • Ensures AFN Human Resources policies & procedures are implemented, followed and reporting is completed.

  • Reports on the adequacy of personnel policies, procedures & standards in relation to operational issues.


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Community Consultation Specialist (Open until Filled)

DUTIES: Under the direction of the First Nation Manager and Council, the Community Consultation Specialist (CCS) will implement MSIFN’s Community Consultation Protocol that guides requests for consultation with MSIFN. The CCS will develop and implement a comprehensive MSIFN Consultation Policy related to on and off reserve lands. Consultations with MSIFN will also be guided by the implementation of the Williams Treaties settlement, and the protection of the boundaries and constitutionally protected rights to harvest.... Read More

Key activities:

Capacity Building: Research, Self- Study, and Community Information Exchange

• Research and review the evolution of the legal Duty of Consultation for Aboriginal people and engage in ongoing professional development/technical training appropriate to the position.

• Liaise with Scugog, Durham and other municipal planners to research and review obligations under the Planning Act for Ontario as it relates to MSIFN.

• Complete a critical review of the Scugog Township Official Plan and Durham Region Growth Plan to understand any limitations on how MSIFN plans to proceed with consultation.

• Research and review the Lands Management Act and related legislation, and other local area First Nation consultation procedures that may exist in accordance with traditional and local laws concerning land and resource development.


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Lands Officer – Full Time Permanent (Open Until Filled)

DUTIES: Lands Administration • Administer the MSIFN Land Code, related laws, policies and procedures to regulate land use and to obtain the highest benefit of land use for MSIFN citizens. • Recommend amendments to the MSIFN Land Code as necessary. • Ensure administrative measures and controls are developed to meet the requirements of MSIFN by monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of services. • Develop and maintain a registry of MSIFN Land Laws. ... Read More

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Water/Wastewater Operator (Open until Filled)

OVERVIEW MSIFN is currently seeking a team-oriented MOECC-Licensed Water/Wastewater Operators to join its Crossfunctional Utility Team for the operation of its water and wastewater systems. The Cross-functional Team will monitor, operate, and maintain the water and wastewater treatment plants; and the water distribution and wastewater collection systems at performance levels that meet regulatory standards in Ontario. They will provide reliable uninterrupted water and wastewater services to the MSIFN community with the assistance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). ... Read More


• Monitor, control, and respond to alarms for the water treatment plants and the water distribution and wastewater collection system using SCADA Systems. • Conduct routine onsite security checks of the treatment plant and surrounding structures, operational review of the treatment processes, chemical feed systems, pumping systems, interpreting readouts on onsite meters, analysers, and other monitoring devices. Make adjustments to optimize the water and wastewater treatment processes and record process and equipment performance

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Incoming Health & Social Services Manager (Job posting will remain open until filled)

Alderville First Nation is implementing succession planning for the Health & Social Services Department to ensure sufficient time for knowledge sharing, leadership development and a smooth transition of responsibilities to the next Health and Social Services Manager. As such, AFN is initiating a recruitment search for an Incoming Health & Social Services Manager. You will bring senior management level experience and will mentor under and work closely with Phyllis Williams over the next two years. 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.... Read More

Position Summary: 

Through succession planning, the Incoming Manager of Health & Social Services will mentor under and further develop capacity to take on the full responsibility of the general management of AFN’s Health and Social Services Department under the direction and guidance of the current Health & Social Services Manager. 


 Key Job Functions: 

• Provides leadership, supervision and direction to the health and social services staff, maintaining complete confidentiality in recognition of the privacy entitlements of all members of the AFN Community. 

• Provides direction for planning, organizing and coordination of all health and social services activities, programs, and services. 

• Liaise with various levels of government as deemed appropriate in upholding the overall goals and objectives. 

• Promotes and encourages community participation and awareness of local Health & Social Services Programs

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Lands & Estate Administrator (Job Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary: The Lands & Estate Administrator is responsible for overseeing all matters related to Alderville First Nation lands, wills and estates. ... Read More



• Manages and maintains all records associated with the AFN lands including commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural leases, permits, rights of way, and all legal documentation. 

• Maintains and develops records and ensures the integrity and strict confidentially of all estate information, including the development and maintenance of all client estate and other records; and coordination of Matrimonial Real Property Law as it relates to the on-reserve home. 

• Key resource for historical knowledge that affects the lands and people of AFN. 


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Registered Early Childhood Educator (Job posting remains open until filled)

Position Summary: The Alderville First Nation Day Care is recruiting for a kind and caring Registered Early Childcare Educator (RECE) responsible for providing educational programming and other learning activities for the children and to assist them with their personal needs.... Read More



• Collaborates closely with all other members of the Child Care Program Team to provide nurturing care and education to young children in a group setting; 

• Works in accordance with the goals and curriculum plans of the Child Care Centre as well as the philosophy and policies of the Centre and in compliance with the Early Years and Child Care Act. 


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Daycare Manager (Job posting remains open until filled – first screening set for June 16th)

Position Summary: Reporting into the First Nation Manager, the Day Care Manager is responsible for the implementation of a safe, secure, and stimulating environment designed to motivate Alderville First Nation (AFN) Daycare Staff to develop a setting for children to learn through discovery. Ensures that Daycare Staff provides programming that enhances cultural awareness interwoven throughout daily activities and into every aspect of the Daycare.... Read More

• Responsible for the overall management and supervision of Daycare staff and AFN
• Ensures that the Ministry of Education, Child Care Early Years Act (CCEYA)and College of
Early Childhood Education policies and procedure guidelines are met and approved by
Chief & Council.
• Manages and maintains enrollment of children into the AFN Daycare Centre, schedules
orientation dates with parents.
• Ensures AFN Chief & Council and First Nation Administrator are provided with progress

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Crisis Response & Employee Wellness (Closes Friday, July 15th, 2022 @ 12:00 pm )

PURPOSE: The Crisis Response & Employee Wellness (CREW) member will be responsible for helping individuals, families, and the community in times of personal crisis as well as for cases of crisis prevention and education. The CREW member will provide culturally appropriate counselling and resources to help mitigate the effects of crisis situations including but not limited to family violence, police interventions, and drug/alcohol related issues. This role will require to create accurate and detailed records and case notes as well as develop and maintain sustainable relationships with other professionals in the community. ... Read More

    Provide immediate care to individuals and families experiencing crisis and trauma through mobile crisis outreach.
    Conduct assessment of individuals with the ability to refer to the appropriate community resources and organizations.
    Interview clients to assess situations and determine the types and level of services required.
    Engage with family members to ensure a collaborative approach to the plan of care.
    Assist in finding opportunities, solutions, and resources to address the individual’s social and behavioral needs.
    Conduct on-site risk assessment and mental status examinations, determine risk of harm, required level of care and immediate treatment plan.
    De-escalate crisis through provision of immediate solution-focused therapy.


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Custodian (Closes June 28th- 5:00 pm)

To provide cleaning services for facilities owned and operated by Rama First Nation. On-Call Approx. Start Date: July 2022 $16.35 per hour • Grade 10 • Must conduct self in a professional manner at all times. • Ability to adhere to strict discretion and confidentiality expectations. • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and split shifts. • Disinfection & Sanitation course to be obtained within 3 months. • Safe Equipment Operation Certificate to be obtained within 3 months. • Standard First Aid/CPR to be obtained within 3 months. • Infectious Disease Control Training to be obtained within 3 months. • Previous cleaning experience required. • Experience cleaning in a health care setting an asset. ... Read More

•    Washing walls, ceilings, floors; stripping, sealing and applying finish to floors.
•    Cleaning and dusting of office furniture, tables, etc.; cleaning of coffee pots, water dispensers, windows, doors, trim, toilets and sinks.
•    Collect all refuse and dispose in designated areas.
•    Vacuum and clean ventilation grills, carpets.
•    Cleaning of glass and mirrors.
•    Wear uniforms while on duty and maintain as required as per department standards.
•    Requisition cleaning !!>Upplies as needed.
•    Check condition of housekeeping equipment and report repairs needed to Supervisor.
•    Operate and maintain housekeeping equipment in accordance with training and operating manuals.
•    Complete checklists as directed.
•    Maintain custodian rooms to department standards.
•    Assist with minor plumbing maintenance, inspections and repairs.
•    Maintain a list of needed repairs and priorities.
•    Assist with shovelling and salting around building entrances as needed.


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Non-ECE (Closes June 28th 5:00 pm)

Assist with the supervision/management of classroom/playroom by ensuring the safety and physical wellbeing of the children. Assist with daily curriculum, evaluate the program effectiveness, communication with parents and other staff. 1 Part-Time Contracts (8 weeks)/Full-Time Summer Contracts July to September 2002/On-Call Approx. Start Date: July 2022 $16.35 per hour ... Read More

•    Grade 10
•    Must have First Aid/ CPR Level C
•    Anishinaabemowin an asset.
•    Medical exam stating free from infectious disease will be required.

Experience working with and care of children newborn to 12 years old required.

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Registered ECE (Closes June 28th @ 5 pm)

Responsible for the supervision/management of classroom/playroom by ensuring the safety and physical well being of the children. Daily curriculum, evaluate the program effectiveness, communication with parents and other staff. Contract Ending March 31, 2023/Full-Time Summer Contracts July to September 2022 Approx. Start Date: July 2022 $21.09 per hour ... Read More

•    College 2 years -ECE diploma
•    In good standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators
•    Must have First Aid/CPR Level C
•    Anishinaabemowin an asset.
•    Medical exam stating free from infectious disease will be required


Experience working with and care of children newborn to 12 years old required.

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Bus Driver Trainee (Open Until Filled)

JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY In preparation for the upcoming school year, this position will work towards obtaining a Class B Driver's License as well as the skills required to successfully perform the key jobs functions of Bus Driver which includes safely transporting children to and from school in RFN and Orillia, operating charter bus trips for RFN and emergency evacuation busing if needed. Upon obtaining the Class B License, will be offered an On-Call Bus Driver position. 2 On-Call positions (with Training Plan to be completed). Approx. Start Date: ASAP $16.35 per hour with potential of$20.74 per hour as Bus Driver. ... Read More

•    Ability to meet the following Ministry requirements to obtain a B Licence:
•    Be at least 21 years old.
•    Hold a valid Ontario licence other than G 1, G2, M, M 1 or M2.
•    Not have accumulated more than six demerit points or have had a driver's licence under suspension at any time during the preceding 12 months.
•    Be able to meet Ministry medical and vision standards.
•    Be able to pass a knowledge and driving test.
•    Must have a friendly, positive demeanor and excellent communication skills.
•    Must enjoy children and have the ability to manage students.
•    Must enjoy driving and be comfortable driving in both rural and urban areas.
•    Safety conscious and have the ability to work flexible hours.
•    At least three years of driving history.

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Human Resource Manager (Closes July 27, 2022 @ 4:30 P.M.)

The Human Resource Manager has primary responsibility for human resource development, planning and management, as well as implementation, coordination and management of training and development initiatives at the First Nation level. He/she provides advice and assistance to the Beausoleil First Nation in human resource matters. The Beausoleil First Nation is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to fill this exciting employment opportunity. Preference will be given to applicants who are of Aboriginal Descent.... Read More

This is not a complete list, to see the full qualifications, please refer to the Job Description.
1. A university degree or college diploma in a field related to human
resource/personnel management, such as business administration, public administration, commerce or psychology;
2. Or, completion of a professional development program or courses in human
resource/personnel administration is acceptable;
3. Five to seven years of progressively responsible human resource management experience, development or training, as a personnel officer, employment development officer or human resource specialist, or in a clerical or administrative position related to personnel administration, preferably in a First Nation Government or organization; or have an equivalent combination of education and experience.
4. Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation is an asset
5. Able to meet Beausoleil First Nation's Covid 19 vaccination policy requirements prior to employment.
6. Drivers license would be an asset
7. Annual clear CPIC/VSS is required
8. On going training as required

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Youth Council Coordinator (Closes July 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. )

Youth Employment Contract ending March 31, 2023 (may be extended) Special Project for Registered Rama First Nation Members aged 14yrs - 21yrs ... Read More

Must have experience working in an office setting 
Must be self-motivated for independent learning environment 
Computer skills - familiarity with Internet, Microsoft Office and various fonns of Social Media 
Must be organized 
Ability to communicate effectively 
Knowledge and understanding of First Nation governance structures an 
Coordination of monthly Youth Council including: Youth consultation and input, taking meeting minutes, setting agenda, booking rooms, set up 
multi-media, etc. 
Recruitment of RFN youth to participate in meetings 
Assist in developing Terms of Reference 
Research training and development opportunities 
Work with RFN staff as required 

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Department Contact

Andrea Edgar

Employment and Training Coordinator

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 211
Cell: 705-345-9365

Andrea Edgar is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.  Andrea has a two-year certificate in Business Administration/Accounting from Georgian College in Barrie. Additionally Andrea is a recent graduate of the  Public Administration and Governance through First Nations Technical Institute and Ryerson University.  

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Andrea’s career began after the completion of her certificate course at Georgian when she accepted an Office Manager position with a metal stamping company located in the former Industrial mall in Rama. She moved onto working for the Finance team at Casino Rama when it was still undergoing construction and not so long after was offered and accepted a position within the Governance offices at Rama. Andrea spent fifteen years working for the First Nation in the capacities of the Accounts Receivable Clerk, the Housing Loan Collateral Fund Officer and finally the Housing Officer providing a variety of property management services to community members.

During downtime Andrea likes to spend time researching travel of all sorts for clients of her home based travel business.

Andrea is the Employment and Training Coordinator with Ogemawahj Tribal Council. Her work includes providing OTTER program delivery services to the five OTC member First Nations carrying out duties as described in the ten year ESDC ISET Agreement.

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