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

Energy Intern

Reporting the Tribal Council Engineer and Executive Director, the primary responsibility of the Energy Intern 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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There are no internal positions available at this time.

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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Hub Water Technician

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.... Read More

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Education Advisor

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education Advisor will provide guidance and support to member First Nations Chiefs, Councils and staff in improving and enhancing education services and improving First Nation capacity development to manage and govern all aspects of education. Provide analysis of government (First Nation, federal and provincial) legislation, regulations and policies that affect OTC member First Nations.... Read More

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External Positions

There are no external positions available at this time.

MKES Teacher

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation are looking for an MKES Teacher.... Read More

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Radio Station Announcer

Beausoleil First Nation in Partnership with the Nookmis Revenue Fund is seeking to fill one (1) position for a Radio Station Announcer as part of the 2021-2022 Nookiidaa project.... Read More

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Director, Indigenous Relations

The Director of Indigenous Relations provides leadership and direction for all Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) Indigenous relationship and capacity-building activities. The incumbent is responsible for developing and directing an overall strategic program, reflective of a commitment to Reconciliation, focused on opportunities for Indigenous communities to engage with CNL on the unique aspects of CNL’s science and technology programs that support environmental remediation, clean energy and healthy Canadians.... Read More

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Forestry Crew Member (2 Positions)

Beausoleil First Nation in partnership with the Nookmis Revenue Fund is seeking to fill two (2) positions for a Forestry Crew Member as part of the 2021-2022 Nookiidaa project... Read More

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BFN Parks & Tourism Labourer (2 Positions)

Beausoleil First Nation in partnership with the Nookmis Revenue Fund is seeking to fill two (2) positions for a BFN Parks & Tourism Labourer as part of the 2021-2022 Nookiidaa project. ... Read More

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Finance Clerk

Working under the guidance and direction of the Office Manager, the Finance Clerk will support and assist with financial operation and control systems for the broad range of First Nation government services.... Read More

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Pandemic Utility Workers (2 Positions)

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation are looking for an Pandemic Utility Workers (2 Positions).... Read More

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Water Treatment Operator

The Alderville First Nation is seeking a dependable, enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Water Treatment Operator. This is a permanent, full-time position for 35 hours per week. Must be flexible and available for on-call after hours and during weekends as required. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Capital Assets Manager... Read More

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Community Financial Assistant

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation are looking for a Community Financial Assistant.... Read More

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Curriculum Development Coordinator

The Curriculum Development Coordinator reports to the Multi-Year Action Plan Lead for the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB). The Curriculum Development Coordinator will work closely with the Regional Education Council Coordinators, the Participating First Nations, and other program partners.... Read More

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Regional Education Council (REC) Coordinator

he Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) supports Participating First Nations (PFN) in the delivery of their education programs and services. The Regional Education Council (REC) Coordinator plays a key role in the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and the Master Education Agreement.... Read More

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Native Child Welfare Worker

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Native Child Welfare Worker to join their team.... Read More

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Police Recruit

The Rama Police Service is looking for a Police Recruit to join their team.... Read More

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Rama Country Market Attendant

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Rama Country Market Attendant to join their team.... Read More

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Lands Membership Clerk

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Lands Membership Clerk to join their team.... Read More

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Administrative Assistant - MKES

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for an Administrative Assistant - MKES to join their team.... Read More

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Education Assistant (Maternity Leave Contract)

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation are looking for an Education Assistant for a maternity leave contract, covering the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year and on-call positions.... Read More

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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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