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.

Tribal Council Engineer

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.... Read More

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External Positions

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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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

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Economic Development Officer (EDO)

Under the direct supervision of the First Nation Administrator, the EDO will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related, but not limited to, the promotion and development of community and business development initiatives, and employment and training activities within the First Nation.... Read More

Under the direction of the First Nation Council, the EDO will develop the proposals, applications, business plans, etc., required to acquire funding for identified projects.

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Governance Agreement Project Manager

Under the direct supervision of the First Nation Administrator, and accountable to the Moose Deer Point Chief and Council, the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement (ANGA) Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the pre-implementation activities in support of the recent successful ratification of the Anishinabek Nation Governance agreement. ... Read More

The agreement will lead to the eventual development of governance related laws: Elections; Citizenship; and Culture and Language as well as other governance tools under the agreement. The main deliverable of the project is to work closely with Anishinabek Nation technical experts to conduct a needs analysis that supports a knowledge base and creation of tools for successful implementation of our governance jurisdiction.

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Supervisor - Store Operations

As a proven leader with an interest in cannabis and a passion for the service industry, this position is responsible for store operations and leadership on shift including maximizing sales and developing customer loyalty, regulatory compliance, shift reports, training and development, and conflict resolution.... Read More

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Budtender

With regulatory compliance and positive customer experiences as top priorities, this entry level position will primarily focus on key back-of-house duties including verifying /. filling orders and inventory / re-stocking displays with the ability to provide exceptional customer service on the sales floor as needed.... Read More

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Budmaster

As a highly driven front line cannabis expert, this position is dedicated to providing exceptional and knowledgeable service, creating an environment that is educational, engaging, and memorable in order to drive sales and encourage customer loyalty while ensuring regulatory compliance.... Read More

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Director of Education

Responsible for the overall management of all Rama First National educational programs and services including the school and early childhood services providing direction, guidance, support, and evaluation to ensure high quality education programs that reflect community needs and priorities.... Read More

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There are no external positions available at this time.

Health and Social Services Manager

Under the Direction of the First Nation Manager, the Health & Social Services Manager (HSSM) will be responsible for coaching the Health & Resource Centre team to plan, organize, implement and control health, social, cultural, and educational programming and services.... Read More

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Operations Manager

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations, programs and staff related to Construction, Housing, Water/Wastewater and Building and Grounds Maintenance departments (including emergency after-hours services), including all related facilities and equipment.... Read More

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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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Employment and Economic Development Officer

Assist MSIFN membership with establishing business start-ups and expansion projects by providing support to MSIFN Members on preparation of business plans, conducting market analysis, identifying economic opportunities, providing advice on product development and identifying target markets, etc., and facilitate meetings where necessary.... 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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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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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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Regional Education Council Coordinator

The REC Coordinator works together with the PFNs to identify regional needs and priorities. This includes but is not limited to identifying resources to support education service and delivery, developing work plans, reviewing priorities, and working collaboratively with Ontario District School Boards.... Read More

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Manager, Health & Social Services

Under the direct supervision of the First Nation Administrator, the Manager of Health and Social Services is responsible for the general management of all matters pertaining to the health and social services programs and departments, including overall financial management.... Read More

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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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