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Anishinabek– Labour Market Development 

OUR HISTORY

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy is the successor program to the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS).  It is an integrated approach to Aboriginal Labour Market programming that links training to labour market demand and ensures that Canada’s Aboriginal People can fully participate in economic opportunities.

The Union of Ontario Indians has held an agreement with Service Canada since 1996.  The Union of Ontario Indians currently services 25 First Nations through a network of 9 Local Delivery Mechanism’s (LDM’s).  The UOI also delivers the First Nation and Inuit Child Care Initiative to 7 participating First Nations for the enhancement of existing licensed child care providers.


Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

ASETS is designed to assist Aboriginal people prepare for, find, and retain high-demand jobs now and in the long term.  All Aboriginal people, regardless of status or location, may access it’s programs and services.  These include:  job finding skills and training, programs for youth, programs for urban and Aboriginal people with disabilities, and access to child care.

The ASETS is a flow through agreement between Service Canada (HRSDC) to the Union of Ontario Indians with sub-agreements to Local Delivery Mechanisms (LDM).  The ASETS also flows funding to the First Nation and Inuit Child Care Initiative (FNICCI) that provides access to quality child care services for First Nations and Inuit children for working parents or participants in a training program.

Preparations for the ASETS agreement included the development of a five year Union of Ontario Indians ASETS Strategic and Operational Plan.  In order to successfully plan for the negotiation and implementation of the ASETS agreement, consultations with each UOI sub-agreement (LDM) was necessary.  This consultation focused on identifying local labour market challenges and priorities as well as problem solving to determine effective strategies to overcome challenges and meet the needs of employer and worker client.

Administrative Office

The ASETS Labour Market Development is the administrative office located at the Union of Ontario Indians head office, Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, Ontario.  The administrative office does not deliver front-line programs and services.  The ASETS LMD do provide administrative assistance to the Local Delivery Mechanisms with advice, support, advocacy, and coordinates LDM staff training for professional development of front-line staff.  LDM quarterly meetings are held throughout the year in January, March, June and October.

1st Year of ASETS

When the sun rose on October 1st, 2010, to the dawn of a new day – so did the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy.  In 2009, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada announced a successor strategy to the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy – the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). Based on ongoing communication and workshop sessions with National Aboriginal Organizations and the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Agreement holders since 2007 to 2009, the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy is an opportunity to modernize Aboriginal labour market programming while addressing challenges and gaps.

The 3 strategic priorities of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy are:
o  Demand driven skills development
o  Partnership with the private sector across the whole-of-government; and,
o Accountability for improved results.

 Local Delivery Mechanisms

The Local Delivery Mechanisms (LDM’s) are employment and training service offices that deliver programs and services to First Nation clientele within their service areas. A service provider may be responsible for one or more First Nations.  To find out what’s available, start by finding a Local Delivery Mechanism (LDM) Office in your area from the link below. 

If you’re wondering where to find a job or how to upgrade your skills, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) may be your answer using an integrated approach ASETS will link your training needs to labour market demands, providing you with training or skill upgrading and with help finding a job.

Programs include:
o Wage Subsidies
o Project based training
o Purchase of training
o Community development initiatives
o Summer employment and,
o Youth projects.
 
Aboriginal Youth Initiatives
 

If you are between the ages of 15 – 30, you may wish to check information on Aboriginal Youth Initiatives with a service provider (LDM) in your home community or within your area.  For more information, please visit: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/youth/index.shtml
Child Care Initiatives (FNICCI)
The First Nation and Inuit Child Care Initiative provides funding to eight First Nation childcare centres within the Anishinabek Nation for the enhancement and enrichment of licensed and existing programs.  Many agreement holders offer child care services while you work and learn through First Nation and Inuit Child Care Initiative Fund.  Contact your local day care service provider in your area from the link below.  For Child Care locations:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/childcare/index.shtml

 



Links


Aboriginal Job Centre Canada:
Aboriginal Job Centre Canada:
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/jc/site.nsf/eng/menu.html

Services for Aboriginal People with Disabilities:
Services for Aboriginal People with Disabilities:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/disabilities/index.shtml

Service Canada – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:
Service Canada – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/index.shtml


Documents


Anishinabek Nation ASETS - LDM
File: LDMs.pdf


Contacts


For additional information about Local Delivery Mechanism Offices or any information regarding the content of this page, please contact:

Blackned, Janet
Program Officer
Tel:705-497-9127x2325
Fax:705-497-9135

Bobiwash, Polly
Director Labour Market Development Department
Tel:705-497-9127 x2286
Fax:705-497-9135



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