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.

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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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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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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Finance Assistant

Working under the guidance and direction of the Finance Manager and Executive Director, the Finance Assistant will provide financial and administrative support to the Finance Manager 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

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External Positions

Project Manager

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position will oversee and manage all construction and other projects from feasibility to design and construction and provide related technical and management support (including consultation on NNLP construction projects as approved by Council, as time allows), while ensuring projects are completed on time and within budgets.... Read More

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Summer Reach Ahead Credit Teacher

The KINOOMAADZIWIN EDUCATION BODY is looking for a Summer Reach Ahead Credit Teacher... 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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Water/Wastewater Manager (ORO)

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Water/Wastewater Manager will be the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) and is responsible for the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN...... Read More

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There are no external positions available at this time.

Food Services Attendant - Tim Hortons

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Food Services Attendant - Tim Hortons to join their team.... Read More

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Water/Wastewater Supervisor (OIC)

Under the direction of the Water/Wastewater Manager, the Water/Wastewater Supervisor will be the Operator in Charge (OIC) supporting the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN...... Read More

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Multi-Year Action Plan (MYAP) Coordinator

The Multi-Year Action Plan (MYAP) Coordinator reports to the Director of Education for the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB).... Read More

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Baker - Tim Hortons

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Baker - Tim Hortons to join their team.... Read More

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First Nation Child Welfare Representative (FNCWR)

6 Month Contract with Possibility of Renewal. Under the direction of the Health & Social Services Manager, the First Nation Child Welfare Representative (FNCWR) is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills and possesses critical knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act.... Read More

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Security Guard

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Security Guard to join their team.... Read More

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Home and Community Care Coordinator

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is looking for a Home and Community Care Coordinator to join their team.... Read More

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Home and Community Care Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Home and Community Care Coordinator.... Read More

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Firefighter Trainee (4 Positions)

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for four (4) Firefighter Trainees to join their team.... Read More

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National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (NNADAP)

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (NNADAP).... Read More

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Paramedic Trainee (2 Positions)

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for two (2) Paramedic Trainees to join their team.... Read More

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Community Aboriginal Recreation Activator (CARA)

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Community Aboriginal Recreation Activator (CARA) - 1-Year Contract.... 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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Land Code Coordinator

The Alderville First Nation is looking to hire a Land Code Coordinator (NEW Position) - 2 year contract with potential extension.... Read More

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Family Well-Being Worker

The Family Well-Being Program has been designed to support indigenous families in crisis and help communities heal and recover from intergenerational violence and trauma, and assist with efforts to prevent and/or reduce the need to bring Indigenous children and youth into Child Welfare and/or Youth Justice Systems.... Read More

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Funding and Accounting Specialist

Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Manager, this position will develop and coordinate all funding and grant writing initiatives, including assisting in research, preparation and submission of grant and funding applications. This position will provide general finance and accounting support and backup to the Finance Department in all areas of Accounting and Finance, including but not limited to accounts receivable, funding, reporting, procurement, and budgeting. Complete application online and include resume and cover letter.... Read More

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Mental Health Worker

Beausoleil First Nation is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to fill this position. Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal decent.... Read More

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NNADAP Worker

The Beausoleil First Nation is seeking to hire a trained and experienced person who, working as part of a team will be responsible for planning alternative programs that focus on the reduction and prevention of substance abuse.... Read More

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Lands Manager

The Lands Manager will manage and implement the First Nation Land Code and lead the First Nation Land Code initiatives.... 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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Chief of Paramedic Services

The Beausoleil First Nation EMS is seeking an EMS Manager reporting to the First Nation Administrator who will be responsible as the Duty Officer (24/7) and direct supervision of the EMS Superintendent(s), paramedics, Volunteer Emergency First Responders and support staff.... Read More

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Director of Capital and Public Works

The Director of Capital and Public Works shall be responsible for the planning, direction, and implementation of all Public Works Departments of the Beausoleil First Nation which includes all Roads, Water, and Waste/Recycling activities and functions.... Read More

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Bus Driver Trainee

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Bus Driver Trainee to join their team.... 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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Recreation Team Leader

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Recreation Team Leader to join their team.... 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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Human Resources Trainee

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Human Resources Trainee to join their team.... 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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