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

HUB Water Technician

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of HUB Water Technician.... Read More

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. Taking direction from the OTC Hub Coordinator, develop any and all required documentation for water and wastewater systems operations that will enable OTC First Nations to meet Provincial standards. Contribute to the OTC Hub program by promoting and building knowledge, awareness and capacity within each community to ensure longevity of First Nation Water and Wastewater assets.

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There are no internal positions available at this time.

Infrastructure Specialist

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point First Nations, supports the overall goals and objectives of all of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization. In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibilities of Infrastructure Specialist.... Read More

Working under the guidance and direction of the OTC Engineer and Executive Director, The Infrastructure Specialist will be responsible for managing and providing enhanced technical services including: housing inspections and plans reviews, advisory services for Minor Capital planning and budgeting, non-professional aspects of Major Capital projects and various Operation & Maintenance related duties including Integrated Capital Management System (ICMS) reporting and the planning and development of an Asset Management Program, as well as provide advice regarding the utilization of training resources.

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Tribal Council Engineer

The Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC), consisting of the following member First Nations: Chippewas of Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Rama, Mississaugas of Alderville, Mississaugas of Scugog Island, and the Pottawatomi of Moose Deer Point, supports the overall goals and objectives of its member First Nations in the development and facilitation of a superior service delivery organization.... Read More

In keeping with this mandate, a self-starting, highly motivated individual is required to assume the responsibility for the overall engineering advisory services of the Tribal Council and member First Nations. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will oversee, direct, manage and coordinate all program functions and activities of the Technical Services Department while providing direct professional engineering advisory services to the member First Nations during pre-planning, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of community infrastructure works and facilities. You will assist with the preparation of terms of reference for contracting Professional Services; assist with the tendering and contract award process and successful implementation of same; advise/coordinate environmental screening of capital projects; supervise OTC inspection services and assist with implementation of a yearly capital program for community facilities and infrastructure; support member First Nations with negotiations with Indigenous Services Canada and other resource agencies, and liaise with other technical services providers; define project scope, estimate of costs, milestones, and implementation plan/management regime for all Minor Capital projects, as requested; to work with the OTC Infrastructure Specialist to provide fire advisory services to First Nations. 

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External Positions

There are no external positions available at this time.

Language & Culture Instructor

Alderville First Nation’s Day Care is recruiting for an Ojibwe Language & Cultural Instructor who is responsible for providing Ojibwe language and cultural activities to daycare children and staff.... Read More

This is a permanent, parttime position at 25 hours per week – Monday to Friday from 7:45am to 12:45pm. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Child Care Supervisor.

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NNADAP Coordinator

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Coordinator is responsible to plan and deliver programs that focus on the reduction and prevention of substance abuse within the community of Alderville.... Read More

This is a permanent, full-time position at 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Health & Social Services.

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RECE

The Alderville First Nation Day Care is recruiting for a kind and caring Registered Early Childcare Educator (RECE) responsible for providing educational programming and other learning activities for the children and to assist them with their personal needs. ... Read More

This is a permanent, full-time position at 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Child Care Supervisor. There are two (2) positions available!

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Finance Clerk / Admin Assistant

Under the day to day direction of the Finance Administrator and oversight provided by the First Nation Administrator...... Read More

...the Finance Clerk/Admin Assistant will provide support and assistance to maintain accurate financial records for all government services, and provide general administrative support as needed.

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Employment and Economic Development Officer

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation has an job opening for the position of Employment and Economic Development Officer.... Read More

Please click 'Apply' to view full job description.

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Docushare Clerk

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Docushare Clerk to scan documentation into Docushare and coordinate documents for shredding.... Read More

Please click 'Apply' to view full job description.

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Community Financial Assistant

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for a Community Financial Advisor to support the Community Financial Manager with the Community Financial Assistance program including assisting with the preparation of loan documents and the collections process, as well as performing office and clerical duties in a professional, friendly, and confident manner.... Read More

Please click 'Apply' to view full job description.

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Administrative Assistant - MKES

Chippewas of RAMA First Nation is looking for an Administrative Assistant to be responsible for school office administration, including performing a comprehensive range of administrative support services in a consistent, professional, and confident manner.... Read More

Please click 'Apply' to view full job description.

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Police Constable Recruit (Rama Police Service)

The Rama Police Service is a progressive, community-oriented police service seeking to identify the best candidate to serve the Rama First Nation residents, employees and visitors.... Read More

This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to receive basic constable training at the Ontario Police College under a term contract that will prepare them for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement. Once the recruit has successfully completed and received a certificate from the Ontario Police College (OPC), as well as successfully completed post-OPC training; they will be appointed to the rank of Constable with the Rama Police Service and subject to the terms in their contract which will include a period of probation.

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Department Contact

Andrea Edgar

Employment and Training Coordinator

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 202
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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