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Head office: Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Catchment area includes the following First Nations communities and reserves:
  • Animbiigoo Zaagiigan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway)
    • Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon)
    • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinabek (Gull Bay First Nation)
    • Bingi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point)
    • Michipicoten First Nation
    • Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation
    • Pays Plat First Nation
    • Pic Mobert First Nation
    • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation)
    • Red Rock Indian Band
Organization: Anishinabek Employment and Training Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-346-0307
Toll-Free: 1-866-870-2387
Fax: 807-346-0310
Email: aets@aets.org
Website: www.aets.org
Address:
277 Park Ave
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 1C4
Intersection: Park Ave and Algoma St S
Location: North Ward
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: John DeGiacomo - Executive Director
John.degiacomo@aets.org
Service Description: A community organization that focuses on employment and training initiatives for Aboriginal people to create a skilled Aboriginal workforce

Located at Park Ave near Algoma St S

Delivers Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) related programs and services to members of the participating communities
Offers the following services: Client Resource Centre
  • Provides computer and internet access, resume and cover letter assistance, photocopier/fax machine, phone, job board, local/regional newspapers, resource library, TV/VCR, children's play area
Employment Counselling
  • Provides guidance, assessment and career planning services
  • Offers training courses that may be purchased by individuals who have identified an employment opportunity and require specific training
Employment Start-Up
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals who have been offered a job and require specific work items, including clothes, footwear, safety equipment or occupation specific supplies
Wage Subsidy
  • Provides on-the-job training and/or direct work experience
Mobility Assistance
  • Provides travel assistance to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed and have a confirmed employment interview
  • Offers relocation assistance based on offer of employment
Self Employment Benefits
  • Provides assistance to those starting their own business
Disability Supports
  • Provides employment and training supports to individuals with identified disabilities

Application:
  • Recommendations for referral to a First Nation's Review Committee are based on a successful completion of the Employment Counselling and Assessment Process
  • Requests considered on a first come first served basis and reviewed pending availability of funding
  • Process takes 2-4 weeks and approval must be confirmed prior to starting
Eligibility - Population(s) Served:
  • On or off reserve First Nations members of the nine participating communities or individual based programs
  • Must be unemployed, underemployed, or out of school for 12 months
  • Program must not be eligible for Band Post Secondary funding
  • Demonstrated need for assistance

Employment Counselling
  • Individuals must successfully complete employment counselling and an assessment process in order to be eligible for training purchases
Languages: English ; Ojibway
Area(s) Served:
Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District  
See Also: Counselling - Personal, Family and Couple
Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on November 4, 2016

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