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.

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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

Job Board

Internal Positions

There are no internal positions available at this time.

Non-ECE **SPECIAL PROJECT FOR REGISTERED RAMA MEMBERS OR RESIDENT SPOUSE/CHILD OF MEMBER** Closed January 22, 2020 5:00 p.m.

3 Full-Time contracts to June 26, 2020 with possibility of an extension and 3 On-Call contracts to January 29, 2021 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.... Read More

  • Assist in providing a stimulating and effective curriculum that provides a wide variety of social, creative, emotional, intellectual and physical activities to meet the overall needs of the child.
  • Provide constant supervision of the children and set reasonable behaviour expectations
  • Follow centre procedure for reporting serious occurrences, accidents, illnesses, injuries.
  • Ensure the physical layout, appearance and décor of the playrooms and parent reception area is bright and welcoming.
  • Complete responsibilities for cleaning and sanitizing playroom, toys and equipment according to procedure.
  • Organize space, equipment and materials prior to activity.
  • Ensure that childcare routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles (diapering, toileting, eating, napping and transitions between activities.
  • Form positive relationships with the children and families in care.
  • Maintain daily written records.
  • Abide by rules outlined in the Employee Handbook and the Child Care and Early Years Act.
  • Communicate daily with all parents/guardians in a consistent and positive manner
  • Conduct a daily health check of each child

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External Positions

MISSISSAUGAS OF SCUGOG ISLAND FIRST NATION Employment and Economic Development Officer

Business Development • Assist MSIFN membership with establishing business start-ups and expansion projects by providing support to MSIFN Members on preparation of business plans, conducting market analysis, identifying economic opportunities, providing advice on product development and identifying target markets, etc., ... Read More

Business Development
• Assist MSIFN membership with establishing business start-ups and expansion projects by providing support to MSIFN Members on preparation of business plans, conducting market analysis, identifying economic opportunities, providing advice on product development and identifying target markets, etc., and facilitate meetings where necessary;
• Respond to inquiries from existing or prospective MSIFN Member Business Owners;
• Identify and plan seminars/workshops promoting and educating on entrepreneurship
• Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders, local organizations, businesses, and the MSIFN community in identifying economic development opportunities;
• Represent MSIFN on the Mississauga Nation EDO Collective in conducting analysis and evaluation of economic and business development opportunities;
• Develop economic profiles of the region and community;
• Conduct surveys and research on market opportunities;
• Create and execute economic development studies and agreements and provide ongoing evaluations and recommendations to the Assistant Finance Manager;
• Develop and complete an Economic Leakage Study that will inform decisions related to economic growth within the community;
• Support and participate in a Comprehensive Community Planning process for MSIFN, in consultation with a Council approved consultant and elicit input and coordination with members throughout this process;
• Work cooperatively with other MSIFN departments and with Noozhoo Nokiiyan Limited Partnership (NNLP) staff to coordinate activities, develop action plans, and carry out economic development activities related to MSIFN strategic goals and initiatives;
• Plan, develop and implement E-Commerce strategies.
• Act as the Business Licensing Officer in consultation with the Finance Manager and First Nation Manager for on reserve businesses in accordance with MSIFN business license bylaws and land code. Update the business license bylaws as needed.
Employment & Skills Training
• Identify and plan programming that will assist MSIFN members with employment readiness (i.e.: resume writing, interview skills, dress for success);
• Partner with the MSIFN Education Advisor in planning career and networking events that will assist MSIFN members in identifying potential careers and/or employers;
• Identify employment opportunities and employment trends that will assist in the creation of initiatives/programming that will support MSIFN members/community members with career development;
• Oversee and coordinate MSIFN Training and Development Program, including budget preparation/review with Council, recommending updates to policy/forms as necessary to support the program as it grows/develops, approve requests as per policy, monitor activity to the budget, track results, report results to Council/Management Committee/Assistant Finance Manager;
• Plan and coordinate MSIFN Summer Student Employment Program, including the securing of funding, coordinating with MSIFN staff on student staffing requirements, recommending student positions to Council, coordinate with MSIFN HR to prepare/post job descriptions, recommend changes to policy/programming as required to better suit the needs of MSIFN community and help develop MSIFN community students, complete/assist with completion of final reporting requirements to funders;
• Create a skills inventory that identifies education/skills of all MSIFN members and community members;
• Assist individuals in researching training initiatives to better situate themselves for employment opportunities;
• Represent MSIFN on the Ogemawahj Tribal Training and Economic Resources (OTTER) Advisory Committee for training and development of the MSIFN community;
• Prepare and submit application proposals to secure funding though OTTER for employment and training opportunities. Complete reporting as required;
• Build a network of external partners as a source for employment and training opportunities;
• Participate in applicable committees, technical working groups, conferences and meeting as required;
• Support with the development of job creation projects at MSIFN;
• Consult with the CEO and staff of the NNLP as required to facilitate the coordination of economic development activities.
Marketing as it Relates to Economic Development
• Develop a display of tradeshow materials to represent MSIFN at regional, territorial and national meetings, trade shows and conferences on economic development as directed by Council and Management;
• Present a positive image of MSIFN and MSIFN membership to create new opportunities for training, career development, and self-employment initiatives for MSIFN membership;
• Develop community and regional economic development networks;
• Develop a communication strategy on outreach activities focused on MSIFN members in building relationships and keeping members informed of programming/initiatives;
• Coordinate with CEO for NNLP when appropriate to determine short/long-term staffing requirements for current and future economic development initiatives and work in coordination with MSIFN Education Officer to communicate these needs to MSIFN community and prepare interested individuals for employment/entrepreneurial opportunities in the MSIFN and surrounding community;
• Develop brochures and promotional materials;
• Promote the use of private sector business services.
Financial Management
• Prepare an annual Economic Development budget for approval by Chief & Council;
• Ensure the financial management of Economic Development is in accordance with approved policies and procedures;
• Submit cheque requisitions within approved budget guidelines;
• Ensure Economic Development activities remain within approved budget;
• Proactively pursue grant funding opportunities supporting employment and economic development programs and activities. Consult with industry and government representatives concerning eligibility requirements for funding;
• Perform follow-up reporting of funding for various programs that falls within the Employment & Economic Development Department
Administrative Duties
• Assist with the development/revision of Economic Development related policies and procedures as required, draft policies/procedures for new programs recommended for development;
• Complete Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and any other required reports as required;
• Prepare briefing notes for the submission to FN Manager and Chief & Council;
• Conduct research studies as required.
Client Service
• Provide support to MSIFN community to assist with their business development needs, employability skills and career goals consistent with MSIFN policies and procedures;
• Plan and implement small business workshops/seminars for MSIFN Members;
• Ex Officio member of the MSIFN Education Committee.
Related and other duties:
Special projects, assigned tasks and additional regular duties as required by the Finance Manager and/or Assistant Finance Manager. Coordinate with the CEO of NNLP on projects that will provide opportunity for MSIFN training/employment/business development.

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There are no external positions available at this time.

Gladue Caseworker

Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS), a non-profit organization providing a range of services to the Indigenous community, requires a Gladue Caseworker for the Barrie region. This is a full-time permanent position. ... Read More

  • Write short Gladue Letters for the court for Indigenous offenders awaiting sentencing. These Gladue Letters are used by lawyers and judges to learn about the circumstances of the offender and for sentencing options.
  • The Gladue Caseworker will assist clients who have been sentenced by the courts in meeting the conditions of their sentence and provide aftercare support.
  • Attend sentencing hearings for clients.
  • Prepare sentencing recommendations for clients.

Additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

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Department Contact

Vera Cochrane

Interim 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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